The Unforgivable Curses

Just a quick update to say that five-six days after amputation was decidedly too soon for us to go off pain killers. It turns out that this is such an individual thing, there is sadly nobody to blame, but by Friday evening Harry was yowling and twitching and biting at me in a “hey, that hurts, knock it off!” sort of way. I still don’t know if it’s nerve/phantom limb pain or incision-site pain (Turns out there are actually three types of pain associated with amputation, as described in this interesting article: Post Surgery Pain in Tripawd Dogs and Cats).  It did come on quite suddenly, but it lasted until the Metacam kicked in (nearly an hour) as well…so your guess is as good as mine. Either way, it was unbearable to witness.

So, it was off to the vet, through a blizzard, in the dark – to fetch some replacement Gabapentin (after dosing him, immediately, with the Metacam I still had to hand). This takes a few days to kick in, unfortunately, so it’s only today that he is back to seeming mostly comfortable. He squawked and shivered off and on yesterday and I just had to comfort him and wait it out (cannot express how hard that sucked). But, he is now doing swimmingly once again.

Here he is showing intense interest in an intensely interesting scene from Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Season 3, Episode 10: Amends (and who can blame him?):




4 thoughts on “The Unforgivable Curses

  1. Oh no poor Harry that’s awful for the poor lad and you to witness Kayla. It’s so difficult as they can’t tell us and you can only go by what you see. Glad he’s now comfortable and enjoying Buffy though he’d probably enjoy tweety pie video more lol. Did you see the cat gift DVD link I posted on fb has all kinds of stuff cats like to watch on there. I’m getting Oscar one for Christmas.  Keep well little puss. Love and hugs Jane and Oscar  (and three little stray kitties I’m currently feeding on holiday named Alan – 4 months-ish and deserted by his mum, Polly 6 months-ish and looks to be carrying kittens and Puss Cat about 10 months-ish all white and black) xx

    Sent from my Samsung device


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