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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2017, 19:35:37 PM »
Yeah, one thing I haven't missed is being a human cat flap, forgot how many times she is in and out!! It has been an incredibly hard 7 weeks, but glad she has done so well, and quicker than expected. Think I'm going to do monthly visits for a while to check her weight
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #37 on: June 02, 2017, 19:27:07 PM »
That sounds really positive, Desley.  Am so pleased.  You and Lucy have done well.

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #36 on: June 02, 2017, 19:25:39 PM »
Lucy had a check up today, 7 weeks after her op. She wasn't the most amenable during the visit, but from what the vet could see of her walking, she was pleased. She doesn't think she has gained enough muscle mass back, but the only way she is is by doing normal things, so she is now allowed out, which was quite scary. She has another month of being restricted from the bedroom though, then she thinks her muscles will cope with going under the bed. Still unsure if she will need acupuncture. She has put weight on, which is surprising, she looks thinner.
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 17:38:35 PM »
The only one I can think of is Onsior, and I don't fancy tableting her! She seems fine this evening, but I'm going to give her less time out this evening - she does have the heated bed when she is in the front room
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2017, 13:19:14 PM »
Is there any alternative to Metacam that the Vet could suggest, Desley?

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2017, 12:40:24 PM »
Well, I didn’t hear Lucy at all last night, and she didn’t come up this morning when I was having a shower, so clearly the bedroom door being shut is making the upstairs unappealing. She wasn’t walking great this morning, and did start growling at herself while sitting on my knee this morning, before jumping down and looking a bit uncomfortable.
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 22:41:39 PM »
 SOUNDS LIKE SHE IS DOING REALLY WELL AND IS CERTAINLY A BEAUTIFUL CHEEKY LOOKING CAT  ;D ;D

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2017, 21:31:52 PM »
She really has the most beautiful face, Desley.   :Luv:

She does - the first time she went to the vets, they were all admiring her and wondering why she had waited so long for a home
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2017, 21:27:38 PM »
Lovely girl, I am glad she is doing well!  ;D

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2017, 20:53:49 PM »
She really has the most beautiful face, Desley.   :Luv:

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2017, 20:48:21 PM »
I've missed this sight! She's had more freedom, seems to be walking fine, although prefers to sit on my knee than play?
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2017, 20:13:49 PM »
Well, Lucy gets more freedom tonight, am dreading it, especially as she now can't tolerate Metacam. Am going to try letting her have front room/landing tonight, then back in the kitchen when I go to work. If she fusses too much,
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2017, 09:36:33 AM »

She was exhausting last night - I was washing up, turned round to find her on the cabinet - could have sworn she was smiling at me! Then when she was in the front room, she was obsessed with the stairs! She keeps getting to a certain point and stopping but then gets a bit aggressive when you stop her. But then she did this and made me laugh - you can't quite see  the expression on her face
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2017, 12:39:36 PM »
I am really pleased that she is doing so well. Testament to the care that she is getting. :hug: :hug: :hug:, even if she does want to run before she can walk! ;)
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2017, 12:31:03 PM »
Thanks for the good thoughts. I’m still going to restrict her next week, I’ll give her the front room, but not the upstairs rooms – if I let her in the bedroom, she’ll keep going under the bed (just seeing me is enough to make her want to do that some days – the downside of the amount of vet visits she has!). We are back at the vet in a month. I said to the vet if I'd realised how hard it was going to be I'd have had second thoughts, but the vet said how well she is doing. I got her playing a bit with Da Bird last night, but gave up after 30 mins as all she wanted to do was go up the stairs!
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2017, 22:24:51 PM »
DESLEY I THINK IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE IS DOING SO WELL AND LONG MAY IT CONTINUE  :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 22:22:36 PM »
I am certain that with your TLC she will be fine.

I couldn't find the 'tart' thread, with her picture of her legs akimbo. Just have, so here is Emo being a tart too. Gurl cats, eh?
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2017, 19:33:21 PM »
Back from the vet, she is back down to 4.7kg, so need to tweak her diet. She didn't do the funny standing thing at the vet, but vet thinks it could be inflammation after going under the bed. She's snipped the stitches and isn't concerned by the dandruff. We need to get her doing more, as she is losing a bit of muscle mass, but she still needs another week in the kitchen, then next week she can have the front room, stairs and landing - vet was concerned she'd do too much jumping or running up the stairs
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2017, 17:56:39 PM »
This was Lucy on Sat night. She had a proper hissy fit on Sun, I would have put her back in the kitchen except she was so worked up I'd have been left bleeding. I told her to calm down or she would be in the kitchen, and 5 mins later she was fine. It has made me realise that regardless of how hard its been so far, I am lucky, she's used teeth and claws most days but been really gentle, I've had worse from my neighbours cat playing with me.

Bizarrely, today I can see some of her stitches, slightly worrying as they are internal, but the wound itself looks fine and she isn't bothered by it being touched. She has been stretching it a bit today too - she's had two visitors and been lovely with them.


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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2017, 20:19:25 PM »
You need the patience of a saint to deal with Lucy on a good day - this requires a lot more! My neighbour suggested not letting her out of the kitchen, but the vet wants her walking more, plus I think she'd be worse 
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2017, 15:04:20 PM »
That sounds like very hard work !  :(

I was thinking the same thing.  Desley, it's a good job you have the patient of a saint.   :hug: :hug:  Lucky Lucy.

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2017, 14:19:54 PM »
That sounds like very hard work !  :(

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2017, 13:40:07 PM »
Lucy was such hard work last night – she enjoyed the treat ball, but then kept fussing around the stairs, so I ended up putting her on the heated bed. Little madam however tried to sneak round the curtain to get off, I caught her but she got a bit nasty. She eventually came on my knee, but after a while started fussing, so I went to pick her up to put her on the floor, and she got a bit nasty again!! Then when it was time to go back in the kitchen, she ramped it up, and there were teeth and claws involved, I nearly dropped her at one point. She also barely ate her tea, so I put her supper biscuits on top, didn’t work, there was just as much in the bowl this morning. I’m really hoping that the vet will say she can go upstairs next week (I’m still going to block off the bedroom so she can’t get under the bed), even if she has to stay in the kitchen during the day, I can at least give her more time out in the evening. It’s only two weeks since the op, we potentially have another 10 weeks to go.
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2017, 13:36:28 PM »
Well, I'm hoping she hasn't set herself back by running up the stairs and squeezing herself under the bed on Sat night - she seems to be walking fine though. She's still fussy with food, and refusing her Seraquin
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2017, 12:32:02 PM »
I am so glad that Lucy is doing well  ;D

So am I, well done Desley. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2017, 21:53:55 PM »
I am so glad that Lucy is doing well  ;D

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2017, 17:32:10 PM »
yes, now the fun starts!
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2017, 13:47:15 PM »
I THINK THIS IS A SIGN SHE IS DEFINATELY FEELING BETTER....CATS ARE SO AMAZING.

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2017, 12:47:02 PM »
Lucy is clearly feeling better, she got half way up the stairs yesterday - I caught her on the first one, but she hissed and ran up the stairs to get away from me!! I let her in the front room this morning for the first time, fortunately she was happy to sit on my knee, but there was lots of hissing and growling when I went to put her back!! The upside of this is she has never sat on my knee so much, wonder if that will continue!!
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017, 19:09:19 PM »
No, it certainly isn't Dawn!
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2017, 14:00:35 PM »
glad she is going in the right direction, although keeping them quiet is never easy!

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2017, 13:51:45 PM »
Well, she had a check up this morning, vet is happy with her, although unfortunately she has now put weight on, and weighs more than before the op, so back on the diet!! She wants her walking more, but not jumping, so she will have to stay in the kitchen while I'm at work, and restricted access when I'm home. She did say that the fact she has been jumping on/off things means she feels comfortable, although she'd rather she didn't due to the compression I think she said. She says it's roughly a 12 week recovery process, but is happy not to see her again for 2 weeks.
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017, 21:03:00 PM »
She has, bless her. She's still not eating great,and she has been a bit sneezy. I'm very impressed with the scar, and the fact she doesn't need a cone. When she came home, she was more bothered by the bandage keeping the pain patch on than the scar!

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2017, 20:55:41 PM »
Poor little lady, she has had a really tough life!

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 21:04:07 PM »
Probably! She no longer has one anyway. She is on room rest, but as long as I supervise, she can come in the same room,I let her out earlier, she was quite unsettled and took herself back in the kitchen!
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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 20:47:50 PM »
Do you actually mean 'femoral head excision' (removal), rather than 'incision'?

Either way, I do hope that Madam recovers well  :hug:

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Re: Femoral head incision
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 17:06:02 PM »
SORRY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THAT BUT HOPW SHE IS DOING WELL

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Femoral head incision
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 14:40:07 PM »
Hi All

Lucy had a femoral head incision on Tue, anyone any experience of this?

So far she seems to be doing well, although she isn't eating well and has lost weight since the operation (although I assume part of that is fur and bone). She has managed to jump on and off something, which I was horrified at. Due to her behavioural issues, it's a bit hard to tell her pain levels, as she is normally a grumpy, hissing cat. I'm struggling uploading pics unfortunately
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