the little moments that make my world go round

recovery



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Xander is doing well! We are excited, he is recovering quicker than we had expected.

We brought him home around 5pm on Monday, still partially sedated and very cranky. He stayed in his crate for a good while, and around midnight, he started flopping around and howling, growling, and carrying on, biting at his stitches, which was really horrible to watch. He wasn’t in his right mind and in a whole lot of pain. My mom and I stayed up with him through the night, and at around 3am he started coming out of the sedation and using his front legs to pull himself up to the bars of the cage to be petted. That was when he got really desperate for attention. So my mom and I sat there petting him for awhile, which he seemed to enjoy.
After a couple minutes, my mom brought him some wet cat food and I opened up the door with a small bite of it in my fingers, which he scarfed down, followed by a couple more tablespoons. The vet didn’t expect him to eat that soon, so we were very happy about that.
Then, at 3:30am, he stood up and walked around for the first time. It was so exciting to watch!! He quickly got tired and took a nap, but he walked!
Yesterday he made it down the hall for the first time, most of the day spent taking a few steps and then napping for awhile.
And this morning he purred for the first time since the surgery. That was awesome too. Today he’s pretty much been able to get around on his own, accepting a couple random fits and jumping on things. He’s still sleeping a lot and seems to want to be left alone, but now we’re able to leave him for chunks of time without worrying.

It’s been hard but amazing watching him recover bit by bit… It’ll be about another 2 weeks before he gets the hang of walking, but just the progress I’ve seen since Monday has me scratching my head. God planned and created animals so perfectly… they adapt to these things so well!

Thank you for your kind words and prayers, everyone.

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One response

  1. SimplyMe

    YAY for Xander! šŸ™‚ *cheers*

    May 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

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