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November 29, 2006
Amputation Day, Part 3

Mycah is home.

Her butt is mostly unshaven, but nonetheless, Mycah is unhappy.

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They left rather a lot more tail on her than I expected — 3-4 inches, rather than 3-4 centimeters. And she has, for the time being, a catheter installed and tightly bandaged on her right foreleg.

I almost typed "right arm" there.

I say "for the time being" because, if Mycah has her way, it won't be there much longer. She's not stopped trying to extract it since she got home.

We came home with a vial of painkiller, but as she was dosed before I picked her up, she won't need any more tonight. There's a followup appointment in the morning, so I won't have to try to dose her until tomorrow night.

She didn't sleep at all today. I'm hoping she's so pooped she'll sleep the whole night through.

Posted by Russ at 06:54 PM, November 29, 2006 in Animals

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Cool, now she looks like a black Lnyx.
Happy to hear she's OK.

Posted by: Skul at November 29, 2006 08:10 PM

aw. she doesn't have to wear an elizabethan collar? she looks much better than my kitty did after being de-tailed. they did shave his butt and a good chunk of his back. happy recuperating!

Posted by: maggie katzen at November 29, 2006 08:22 PM