Coming Home From Surgery

No one could have prepared me for what the first night home from surgery (the day of surgery) would be like. For lack of better words the night was beyond terrible. He moaned and was extremely restless the entire night. Thank god for Jackie, she talked me off the ledge big time and I could never thank her enough for that. I still feel like I made a horrible mistake seeing him the way that he is. Hopefully that goes away as this gets better. There was basically NO sleep for either of us last night. He stared, huge eyed, at me and moaned THE. ENTIRE. NIGHT. Around 3am he decided it was time to start trying to scoot all around the downstairs, dragging his back half behind him, I think he was trying to get comfortable but who knows. He finally settled in front of the fireplace but if he slept for a total of 30 minutes last night I would be shocked.

So far today has been slightly better. Called the vet this morning about last night and they pretty much told me ‘well we told you it was going to suck.’ The moaning isn’t constant now thank goodness, it comes and goes, especially I think when he wants or needs something that he can’t get himself. He started to attempt to walk on his three legs but needs a lot of help from me. He kind of lets out a loud (seems angry) meow when he wants to get up and move and I kind of help him onto all 3 then hold his back side steady and he steers the way. He is absolutely adamant that the couch is where he wants to be and has made that very clear. One thing I’m not surprised about is that his appetite is back to normal. I wish he would just close his eyes and sleep, he must be exhausted! I could not have done this without everyones support on here.

Our biggest challenge is the litter box. Tried telling us he had to go but couldn’t get him to use it so he pooped all over his blanket (at least he went) but has yet to pee (wondering if that is common).

The Night Before

It is the night before and my baby is sleeping peacefully on the couch on his favorite blanket. Little does he know that his life is about to change forever tomorrow. My heart is breaking for my sweet mush ball that he has to go through this. As if being surrendered at 4 years old for no reason, having to live in the vet’s office for two years waiting for someone to take him in, having a seizure disorder, and having UTI issues isn’t enough, now he has to go through this. He is the center of our household, anyone that walks through the door knows to talk to E first and then say hi to everyone else. He never leaves the family room, because all he wants out of life is someone close by to meow at and flop up against. He is never not in the center of the room, he is not a cat you ever have to go looking for. He is my 22 pound love bug, the reason I love coming home at night. Choking back the tears is understatement at what is about to come. Please keep us all in thoughts and well wishes as surgery is scheduled for noon tomorrow.

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