Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Progress

All 3 kitties hung out together on Saturday. The girls watched the outside bird
action from the bench. Connor wished he could join them.


Connor is getting better each day, but he still has a ways to go in the healing process. 

We have celebrated the milestones after surgery: the first time he drank water, the first time he ate, the first time he used the litter box, the first time he pooped. Pet parents will understand our delight in these small signs of healing.

Connor still has to be confined most of the time. We bought a second crate so we could expand his confinement area. He is allowed walks around the house, but Larry or I follow him and try to keep him from jumping or running. It’s not easy keeping a young cat quiet.

I am still sleeping in the den near his crate each night. I want to make sure I hear him if he needs me. Unfortunately, the longest piece of furniture to sleep on is a love seat, shorter than my five feet eight inches. I have sore knees and back. But the little boy in the crate is going through a lot more, and he is worth the soreness.

Thank you all for your kind words and your thoughts and prayers. They mean a lot.

12 comments:

  1. Connor adores you for staying with him at night! I've done the same thing; sat up half the night in the bathroom (The Hubby did the 2nd half), and slept on the futon for a week with Angel after her spay; couldn't make her sleep in a cone all night.

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  2. So happy to hear that Connor is getting better and better! You are just like me with Cody....I sleep with my boys if something isn't right with them, or during storms, or if one of them decides to lay with me. I would do the same for sure, you are great! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  3. We are continuing to pray for our kit-cat friend! Our mom totally understands celebrating all those "normal"/healing milestones. It sounds like Connor is doing great, all things considered!!
    You're totally wonderful kit-cat mom for sleeping on the love seat. That's something our mom would do - it's an indicator of how much you love Connor! ❤
    Y/s,
    Mags

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  4. I am glad Connor is doing better. I commend you for sleeping near his crate, that is so sweet.I hope he continues to do well.

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  5. dood....each day brings ya closer two 100 purrcent way better ☺☺

    N purrhapz yur mom could get one oh thoz air mattrezzez....they act shoo a lee sleep prettee nice N they haza dee sent cover on em sew clawz couldna get thru....

    ewe N mom could both use it !!! ya think ! continmewed blessings frum R pal st francis ♥♥

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  6. You make me proud to know you! Tabbies of Trouttown came up with a great idea. An air mattress. I have done and will do again the same thing as you to be near my fur baby when or if they need me. You love your baby.

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  7. It is very hard to keep a young cat quiet. But I'm glad Connor is doing well. He'll be up and about in no time with your loving care!

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  8. Good news on Connor. Fingers crossed that all will be well -- and soon!

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  9. Sending hugs and purrs to Connor. Glad he's getting better each day.

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  10. We continue to purr for Connor and we're glad he's doing better.

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  11. I am glad Connor is improving every day and will keep purring for him.

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  12. We're very glad he's improving. Poor lil guy. And we third the air mattress idea. A few years back, I was having troubles and wouldnt sleep with her as usual, so she dragged her queen mattress to the living room for about a week. So, we totally get what you're doing.-Toby

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