Saturday, November 28, 2009

Update on Izzie's Surgery

The vet just called.  Izzie is walking, although her back legs are a bit weak.  She has urinated, which is a good sign as well.  The vet said she didn't eat much and thought it might be the pain killers.  However, as most of you know, Izzie likes human food and she's not getting any of that.  Besides, breakfast isn't her thing (unless it's a piece of bacon).  A snack at lunch time and a good meal in the evening are more her style.

She will be on IV painkillers until this evening at 6.  They'll then give her pain meds orally.  I told them that she really doesn't complain unless it really hurts.  The only sign that I've noticed is that when she's in pain, she pants.  The harder the panting the more the pain. The doctor said she'd write that in Izzie's chart for the night vet.  They told me I can call at any time to find out how she's doing even in the middle of the night (I'm not going to do that—I've done too many 24-hour on-calls in the hospital to call in the middle of the night just for information).  They will call again tomorrow morning.

7 comments:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Good news, Amelia. I pray that Izzie is on her way to recovery.

Rick+ said...

     Izzie is in my prayers!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Izzie´s doing good! Good!

Brian R said...

Yes Good.
I do feel you will need to spoil Izzie a little less when she is fully recovered :-)

whiteycat4104 said...

Human and cat prayers for Izzie's speedy recovery.

motheramelia said...

Brian, I will try, but I'm sure not continuing to spoil her will be a loosing battle. Thanks for all the prayers.

BooCat said...

Boo, Doc and I will continue to pray for Izzie. Boo and Doc say that little furry friends need to be spoiled. (That's just the opinion of two spoiled little furry friends.)