Friday, July 27, 2007
Update on Dorf and Udder Noos
Fank u efurrybody fur wishing owr Paw a Happy Purrfday!!! He ist a grate Paw an we lufs him lotz. We git furry upset wen he gits dat black sootkase wid da weels owt an starts puddin stuff in it. Speshully Annie. She ist a Daddy's gurl. Anyway, he be bak tonite an he gitz da rest of his Purrfday Prezzies. Mebbe he will alreddy be dun wid hiz Harry Potter book we gaved him early so heze culd take it wid him on da silver bullit dat flies.
So heer is a pikshur ov Dorf dis am. He ist lookin mucho bedder in da eyes. Not so zoned owt. He started eetin yestday frum da spoon. Dis ist an improovmint ofer his last 2 dental surjrees.
Maw here: I made a major screw-up yesterday while feeding Dorf. Instead of eye-balling the water I added to the a/d, I decided to use the instructions that the vet gave me which calls for 5ml of water to 1 can of a/d. So I started inserting this mixture into the feeding tube. Any of you who have ever used a syringe for feeding knows how the rubber starts sticking after so many uses. Well, it was getting a little sticky, and I was pushing the food in and having a lot of trouble. Next thing I know, I see the food coming out the incision in Dorf's neck where the feeding tube is inserted!!! Great.
So this is how I discovered that Dorf wanted to eat on his own (as long as I held the spoon up to his mouth like I do with his yogurt). So he finished eating his 45ml of a/d, I called the vet, and off we went to get him looked at. They cleaned up his neck, put new bandages on, and took an x-ray to make sure the feeding tube was still in place and gave me stern directions on feeding and administering meds properly. Okey dokey. This is how I also discovered that eye-balling the amount of water that I added to the a/d worked much better than following the instructions...
So Dorf is essentially eating on his own as long as I spoon feed him his a/d, and I'm only administering meds via the feeding tube. He doesn't move a whole lot. I think that's because he's so trussed up that it is hard to move. His bandage around his neck is about 4 inches wide, then his sweater stretches over that, then his e-collar is on top of that. So he pretty much just lays in one spot.
I've also noticed that either his lips are swollen, or because he no longer has any teeth to hold them back they just kinda flop into his mouth. It kinda reminds me of my own Grandma when she would take out her teeth....
Uh oh. Gatsbi just yakked. Gotta go!
Luf, Maw & Us