My daughter's cat had major surgery yesterday on his ears to treat a bad infection, and I was anxious to hear how it went. In the late evening, I finally got word.
The surgery itself seemed to go well, but he developed breathing problems afterwards and actually coded. He was resuscitated with CPR and whatnot, but in order to breathe, because of postsurgical complications, he needed an emergency tracheostomy. Hopefully, this will allow the complications to resolve in a week or so. Meanwhile, he's got drains on either side of his neck from his ear surgery, as well as the trach, and everything has to be kept clear.
My daughter says he's been sleeping a lot today and will have to spend another night in kitty hospital. I hope he's got one of my kennel quilts under him.
|Adoption Day 2006|
For some strange reason, he never riled up my usually severe cat allergy. In fact, when I noticed that I didn't sneeze and break out in an itchy rash around him, I had myself allergy tested to see if maybe I didn't have a cat allergy anymore. Because then I would get myself a cat!
Unfortunately, testing showed I'm still quite allergic to cats, dang it.
We are hoping for a complete recovery for Keaky and a resolution of his complications. The next few days will be critical.
*If you're wondering about the post title, it's from the song "I and Love and You," by The Avett Brothers.