Thursday, June 13, 2019

An Update - Finally!

Sorry for the delay in letting everyone know how Lexi's spay surgery went on Monday. The surgery itself went well but she's been having issues pertaining to the medications since Tuesday. She was sent home with gabapentin for pain and a combo pain/anti-inflammatory pill vetprofin. Well, beginning on Tuesday she's really antsy, pants heavily and would cry - all of which are not like her at all. I kept her company while she was going through all that...
Yesterday Daddy called the vet and was told it was probably the gabapentin causing her reaction so she didn't get that medication last night. Instead they prescribed her trazodone which was supposed to calm her so she could sleep. Well, it didn't work. None of us slept past 1:30 this morning when she was moaning and really uncomfortable which for a dog means she was making soft growling and even crying sounds. Daddy brought her downstairs to her thick, comfy bed to get her to rest and she did do better down there...
We both stayed awake with Mommy until she got up at 4:20 to get ready for boot camp. I help her get ready every day so it was normal routine for me...
But Isabella was up and that is completely not normal....
So far today Lexi's been everything from restless to panting heavily to crazypants when our Chewy order came to even sleeping. She only got the vetprofen this morning and not the other two medications since they clearly are not good for her. We plan on napping today since our days and nights are turned around. Hopefully Lexi has turned the corner and will get better soon. 

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!
Angel

13 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Poor Lexi. We sure hope she starts feeling better....so you all can get some sleep.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're purring for Lexi. We hope she feels back to normal soon.

The Florida Furkids

Grace said...

Wow - poor Lexie (and y'all and Mommy and Daddy) - I've never heard of such nonsense. There is a 3-day extended release SHOT for pain and inflammation - my kitties got it when they had major dental work. No problems at all...

BeadedTail said...

Both cats got that shot after their dentals but it wasn't discussed as an option for Lexi. I don't know if it's available for dogs?

Ann said...

Aww, poor Lexi. I hope she is feeling better soon. This is just as hard on you as well as her. Better days ahead for all of you

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Poor Lexi! I hope she is all better soon.

Sandee said...

I hope she settles down soon. We always feel so helpless when things are not right with them.

Have a restful day and weekend. Scritches and lovies to all your babies and a big hug to you and J. ♥

pilch92 said...

Poor Lexi, I hope she is back to normal soon. Kuddos to your mommy for going to boot camp.

Katie Isabella said...

Poor Girl. I hope tonight is a quiet peaceful one fora ll 5 of you.

Karen and Gerard said...

Poor Lexi, hope the medicine wears off and she'll feel better if she can get some good sleep time in.

Lin said...

Been there. It's not fun...and it lasts waayyyyy too long. I'm hoping she's turned the corner now and she can rest. Oh...and you too!

Sandy said...

Goodness, feel better soon. My 93 year old Dad takes Gabapentin. Helps him a lot with the arthritis.
Traveling Suitcase

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

Poor Lexi!! Praying she is back to herself now!