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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Mika's Welcome Video on The Animal Rescue Site ! **Anakin Update**

Here's Mika's Welcome Video on The Animal Rescue Site ! **Anakin Update** Ani is doing a little bit better this morning. He's drooling less and also trying to groom himself now too. I'm trying to keep him from licking his incisions. I really don't want to have to put the cone on him! It was asked if he is eating and drinking ok. Yes, he is eating & drinking fine. He's getting messy while eating though because of his tongue. So I clean him up after he's done. It was also asked if I could give him L-lysine to help his mouth heal. Yes, he is getting a supplement paste made for cats with L-lysine in it to help his mouth heal.  Also I wanted to Thank you all for everything again. All the love, support well wishes, donations & gifts! I'm so sorry I haven't been able to thank you all properly yet. I am so behind right now with everything from Anakin's surgery and getting ready for my upcoming art shows. Things will be back to normal in a few weeks and everyone will get proper thank yous from me and the kitties :)

Friday, March 8, 2013

Anakin Surgery Update! He has a Chlorhexidine allergy

Anakin after his cryptorchid neuter surgery
(In his little hidey hole bed last night) I took Anakin back to the vet this morning to get his tongue and incisions checked before the weekend. Ani's tongue looked worse to me last night so I really wanted it checked today. Our vet said that he did bite his tongue on the left side but that the whole top front of his tongue didn't look like a bite at all. Since it was swelling during surgery she thinks he had a small bite AND also a reaction to something from the surgery. They did give him Benadryl during surgery for the swelling and as a precaution for a possible reaction and it did help stop it. She thought that would be it, Just a bit of tongue swelling that would go away in a little time but it didn't. She did some research because she's never seen this before and what she found is, Anakin had an allergic reaction to the Chlorhexidine oral rinse they used on his breathing tube during surgery. This is the first surgery where he’s had a breathing tube. His other surgeries were really quick and minor so they used a mask on him for those. The side effects to a Chlorhexidine allergy are exactly what his is experiencing with the sores and ulcers on his tongue where the tube was resting and on his gum line where the rinse may have gotten in his mouth. It will take about a week for his tongue and mouth to heal up. He is already on an antibiotic injection to keep his incisions from getting infected and it should keep his mouth from getting infected too. She gave me more pain meds for him to keep his mouth from hurting him and it is being marked on his charts for future reference that he does have this allergy & I will know if he ever has to go the the Emergency Hospital too. My poor baby! If it's not one thing it's another! I'm giving him lots of love and cuddles and hopefully his mouth will heal up quickly. Thank you again for all of your love, support and well wishes for Anakin & all my furbabies! :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Anakin Update & Ani on a BuzzFeed List!

Anakin is slowly getting better. We had a small setback I didn't mention earlier because I didn't think it was a big deal. It seems on Anakin's surgery day at the vet's he somehow bit his tongue. They gave him some meds for swelling then. But it's still bothering him some. I've been checking it and it's not swollen or anything now just sore. So that is making him drool a little. He is still eating and drinking so I'm just keeping an eye on him. Ani is out of the bathroom now too. He's very happy to be out of there! Oh and this is pretty cool... Anakin is 6th on this BuzzFeed List :) ....

28 Animals That Don't Give A Crap About Their Disabilities ~ "These fur balls were dealt crappy hands, but they're still smiling, purring and wagging their little tails. That's what I would call totally inspirational!"

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Anakin Surgery Update (Day 2)

Anakin 2 legged cat Neuter surgery recovery day 2
Anakin Surgery Update! Well Mama's Lil Man is feeling a bit better today. He's more alert and walking around more than yesterday. Ani ate most of his breakfast this morning but I only gave him half his normal portion. Here's a pix from a little while ago. He blinked when I took the pix and I didn't want to bother him with the camera flash when he's not feeling well. You can see 2 of his 3 incisions in this pix, his shaved belly and where they shaved his arm for his iv. He is laying on the other incision. Answering a few questions that have come up... Why did we get Anakin neutered? Anakin needed to be neutered for many reasons, He was starting to mark territory in my house like a male cat. Also having testicles that remain in the abdomen is not good for his health. They are more prone to future problems like cancer or torsion (twisting and cutting off blood supply). So it was best for him to be neutered. Why isn't Anakin wearing The Cone of Courage after this surgery? Ani doesn't need the cone unless I see him excessively grooming his incision areas. His incisions are closed with surgical glue so there are no stitches that can be pulled. Thank you again for the overwhelming love and support! It means a lot to us! ((((HUGS))))

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Anakin Vet Update

Anakin The Two Legged Cat Neutered Surgery Cryptorchid

Anakin went to the vet this morning to be neutered. However since his testicles are still inside he had to have a cryptorchid surgery He was put under anesthesia for the ultrasound and they located his testicles prior to the surgery. He had the surgery immediately after the ultrasound. Our vet was very happy that both testicles were near the surface just under some layers of skin & tissue and she did not have to go into the abdomen at all. The first was taken out easily. The second was  harder to find since it moved. Once she found it she had to make another incision to get it out. So my poor baby Anakin has 3 small incisions on his belly with dissolving stitches on the inside and surgical glue on the outside. He had an antibiotic injection and pain medication injection. Then I have more pain medication to give him here at home. Anakin is set up in the hall bathroom with a litter box, water, food & a super comfy bed for right now so I can keep an eye on him. Because if I just turned him loose in the house right now he would be up under my bed where I can't check on him. He did lick a little bit of his food but they said he may not feel like eating much till tomorrow. Right now he is really out of it and looks miserable. I'm going in there to check on him an love on him a lot. He's also going to get some rest and should feel much better in the morning. Thank you so much for all the love, support & well wishes for Ani! You guys are the best!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Photos! ~ Anakin & Mika sleeping on the couch

Anakin & Mika Sleeping on the couch
How sweet!! :) Tomorrow is Anakin's big day at the vet! He's getting neutered! I will keep you all posted. Mika has started climbing a little bit. He climbed up on this couch and has also climbed up in the computer chair too.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Photo ~ Anakin & Mika

Anakin The Two Legged Cat & Mika

More improvement! See Ani smelling Mika's foot LOL! They have also been playing a bit of tag in the mornings running around the bedroom like crazy.