Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Post-post Surgery Evening Update

We went up to visit tonight- didn't get a good photo since it was just me and the crazy four year old (who did get a nice picture of my butt and my legs, but not of the kitten!).

Neala's temp is GOOD as of right now. It is 101.5 or so, which is normal for a cat. They took her off of the external heating system about half an hour before I visited. She FELT normal, which is so much more important to me. You can feel when a Sphynx is doing very badly- they feel cool and abnormal once you are used to the warmth of their skin.

The staff was very sweet- they mentioned that she looks completely different from last night. She is much quieter tonight then she was last night, but that is because she's struggling to breathe due to that food sitting on her lungs. The vet who saw her today tried to pass a tube down her esophagus to draw some of it off of her lungs, but she was not interested in allowing this to happen. Poor girl- it would have relieved so much of that labored breathing, I am sure!
To ensure people understand- the kitten food was IN her esophagus, but it had formed into a pocket that was then pushing into her lungs, making it hard to breathe. She did not have kitten food in her lungs- her esophagus had ballooned out from the kitten food and was taking up space her lungs needed to fill with air.

She just cuddled, for the most part. She doesn't have the energy to do anything else.

But she's fighting this- she wants to go home safe and sound as much as we want her to...

Update tomorrow morning- promise!


  1. You fight, Neala, you keep fighting.
    You's got lots of kitties and woofies all purring fur you.
    Aren't you glad you haf such a wonderful Mommy, who looks after you so well.

  2. Neala, we are purraying that you'll come out of this! We hope all the purring on the CB will keep you warm and comfy. Purrs and purrs!!!!

  3. Oh, Neala, you just hold on and get better! We have revved up the purrs and prayers to get you over this hump...You can do it, look how well you came through the surgery.
    We'll keep on checking on you and you just concentrate on getting better.
    Snuggles and purrs,
    Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

  4. Keep fighting, Neala. You can come through this. Herman is sending you his best healing purrs and I am praying.

  5. That is good news that your temperature has returned to normal. We are continuing to send you purrs.

  6. F*I*G*H*T!!!! Good girl Neal!!! You are a fighter!!! You are also just so adorable!!!

    Many Purrs!

  7. Thanks for the update. I'm glad Neala is a normal temperature again. We're still purring!

  8. We sure hope that Neala gets better very quickly. And yes, vet techs make mistakes, as do vets. We have seen it happen with all of our cats and the specialists that they see. Argh, is what I say! We are sending tons of purrs and purrayers.

    Luf, Us