Poor Niblet the Cat

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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2016, 19:20 »
Glad to hear Niblet is doing well John. Sounds like she'll be outside again pretty soon
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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2016, 11:36 »
On the day her stitches came out, I let her out of the cage not realising she'd reacted to me giving her rich food by getting the runs.

Because of the collar she'd missed the litter tray and got it all over her tail. So she then went round the bathroom, swishing her tail. I realised the mess in the cage and cleaned that up and then looked up and around to realise the bathroom looked like a 'dirty protest'

Cleaned up bathroom - but managed to block the sewer drain with kitchen roll :(

Niblet to vets - all is well, stitches out but keep her in for a day.

That night she scratched herself. Decided to put the cone on but I'd left it in our car which we'd lent to Cara. Phone Cara who jumps out of bed and drives it over. Back to the vets at opening time - lucky it wasn't the wound but above she'd scratched - back in the cage until today when we'll be letting her go in a bit.
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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2016, 13:44 »
The scratch being healed it was off with the collar and let her back out. So she vanishes from Saturday evening until today. She's really made a mess of the eye wound and it's split a little so fight through the tourist traffic to the vet.

She's staying in at the vets overnight for more work and whilst writing this they rang up to ask if I minded them trying acupuncture to help with the itching. Must admit to not being a great believer but worth a try.


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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2016, 14:52 »
I have acupuncture for the pain of arthritis in my neck.  It works better than pain killers!
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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2016, 15:14 »
It sorts out the pain from trapped nerves in my hip,  when the exercises don't  ::)
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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2016, 19:36 »
Well hopefully it will help - to be honest I had trouble looking at the injury, she'd really done herself some damage. And it had healed so well. Expect another 10 days in solitary for her when she comes home tomorrow.

Aren't vets casual? Hmm she said, I'll pop a couple of staples in. Please tell me she doesn't mean the same thing we fix fencing with!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2016, 20:19 »
to be honest I had trouble looking at the injury

Oh that does sounds pretty grim  :(  What a shame after she was doing so well and now she has sentenced herself to another cone of shame episode and enforced home arrest  :(

Staples are pretty awful looking, but they are a lot more secure than stitches.  When my mum has her knee joint replaced, she did look a bit like someone had been at her with a fencing gun, but they did the trick.

Hopefully they stand up to scratchy little cat paws  ::)

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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2016, 21:49 »
silly niblet the staples should hold,i had 45 stables after my 1st hip replacement,they hold well,but they really smart when they are taken out with plyers,she should recover well all the best for niblet

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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2016, 11:22 »
She's due to come home this afternoon and then it's another 10 days in solitary. I've telephoned the credit card company and prepared them for another shock. Expensive little moggy :) That's my retirement put back another month.

Son in law reckoned the way the acupuncture worked was every time she goes to scratch her eye they prick her with the needle. Made us smile anyway.

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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2016, 13:58 »
What a saga!! Let's hope the staples plus acupuncture plus ten more days in hokey will do the trick for her

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Re: Poor Niblet the Cat
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2016, 12:02 »
When I picked her up yesterday it turned out they'd decided not to use staples as it wasn't as bad as it appeared when they cleaned things up. :)

But she's still in prison with the collar on :(

Back for another check on Friday but staying inside until next Tuesday at best. She's really fed up.



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