Update on Ebony the beautiful black cat and recipe!

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This is a photograph from 2012. The bed is long gone (and come to think of it the cushion too), but I’m happy to report that despite a horrendous morning she seems ok following yesterday’s surgery.

The lump on her face has been excised and only one stitch was necessary. HOWEVER, they sent her home from the vet yesterday with one of those funnel things on her head.  She was fine whilst confined to her cat carrier, but once let loose (which she achieved like a greyhound jumping out the gate), she took off like a jack rabbit despite having convinced me over the past year that this was a feat far beyond her, trying to outrun the thing that was surrounding her.  Nothing would convince her that she wasn’t in danger.  I finally managed to corral her and pick her up for a chat and a cuddle.  She was having none of it. The minute she was loose, she took off again.  The worst part was she couldn’t navigate, she kept bashing into the furniture, and doors.  She was completely disorientated and clearly still under the influence of the anaesthetic.

I finally managed to put her into a room by herself with her bed and other necessities and left her to sleep it off, whilst checking in regularly.

This morning, I heard her bashing into things again at about 6am so I got up to see how she was.  She was not happy at all. When she knocked into anything she froze and would just stay there, not quite knowing what to do.  She didn’t understand why she couldn’t see her way out of the situation.

Things didn’t go well, although she was eating, she wouldn’t use her litter tray or drink out of a bowl (she has developed a habit of asking to be put in the bath and the tap turned on) which works most of the time, and I indulge her because of the kidney disease. However I had visions of the funnel filling up with water and the spluttering and coughing that would ensue wouldn’t do either of us any good.

Finally, and you need to know that I had placed her bed in my computer room!  I went to check on her and she was frozen in front of my desk, frightened to move.  She had pee’d in her bed  (a lot of pee too), which seeped all the way through many layers of blanket, padded cushion etc, to the carpet beneath. And she was clearly most distressed. I made the decision to remove the funnel. Which had to be cut off.  I also removed the bandage where the IV drip had been.  She is now looking and feeling much happier and is acting normally.  I’m winging it with the stitch in her head, which if she worries it too much will become dislodged. But we couldn’t continue the way we were.

The vet doesn’t want to see her for two weeks and no med’s so it’s hopefully all good going forward.

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I’m not sure I would do this again, so I hope that lump is gone for good.

Thank you for reading.

Barbara

 

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30 thoughts on “Update on Ebony the beautiful black cat and recipe!

  1. Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and myself, from our blog “Gilmours Nice Place” wish your furry friend (and also yourself!) all the best for the future. We are happy that your pussy cat is now on the mend and can settle down to a normal life again.
    Meow, purr purr and all the best from the three of us over in the Black Forest. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Allan and the ‘Crew’. You brought a smile to face with your message. Ebony sends her best and thanks you for your good wishes. She is now resting happily and on the mend. She may even venture outside for a stroll later. I also thank you for taking the time to send your wishes all the way from the Black Forest.

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  2. Sorry I missed the post about her being unwell. Glad she is on the mend now. I would have removed the collar too, as it was clearly stressing her. Any time a cat of mine had needed stitches they have never been put in a collar by my vet. Maybe some just do it as an extra precaution, but perhaps it is not for all vets or cats. Hope she gets well soon. Xxx

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    1. Thank you. It was instant the way she improved. Stopped the running and relaxed for the first time since the operation. Today she is even better. Thank you for taking the time to send you best wishes.

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  3. Thank you. Happily napping as we speak, so glad that she is on the mend. I think I was even more traumatised than her. Happy 2017, looking forward to sharing more posts with you.

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    1. I don’t get very many in my reader either. Not sure why. I usually answer from email notifications because I can rely on those. Ebony is doing really well, she sticks to me like glue, but she looks so much better and her coat is shiny and she is very relaxed. I will do a post.

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