Cat mom. Nerd. Lacquerhead.
Nate Update, Monday pre-Snowpocalypse Edition: Nate's follow-up visit with the vet this afternoon went OK. Nate is healing well but not as well as we'd like. Even with the cone on, this hairy idiot managed to lick a spot almost raw sometime today, between 10 am and the vet visit. Apparently he can reach an area near the incision, even with a cone.
The vet took out most of the stitches (he left a few that needed a little more time) and took Nate's cone off, but said it goes back on if Nate keeps grooming the irritated spot or pulls at the stitches, because an infection could develop quickly. We were home less than 1/2 hour, and I looked up to see Nate bent completely in half, one foot in the air, and he was pulling hard at one of the remaining stitches, which was now sticking out from him like a whisker. So I ran to get his cone, and a pair of surgical scissors to trim the very long suture. The next 5 minutes were not amusing, but chalk up a win for CatMom because I got the job done.
So it's back to the cone zone for Natey. I feel awful about it, but it's best for him. It's up to me to make sure he gets the care he needs, even if it's hard for me to do it. Meanwhile, I have to put topical antibiotic on his incision & the raw area 3x a day, which will not be fun for either of us. We see the vet again on Thursday afternoon. Poor Natey.
Is there some kind of record for most vet visits in a 6-week period?!? .
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