Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Almost 3 Weeks Post-Op Update

First of all, thank you to everyone for your continued support, encouragement and caring! It means so much to me to check back every couple days and see the comments that have been left, you are really helping me to feel like I'm not totally "out of the loop" and the fact that you take time out of your day to check in on me and my progress means the world to me.
I am finishing up my first week in the boot and it is of course WAY better than the cast! Everyday when I get home (or to my parents house) from work I take off the boot and move my foot up, down, side to side, pretty much continuously until it's time to go to bed. I have managed to make it to the gym with my Dad several times. It felt great to work out! I basically did an upper body circuit and tried to superset as much as I could to keep my heart rate up.
I did have a scare on Saturday monring. I was home by myself waiting for my friend from Maryland to visit (he wasn't due to my house until about 5pm). So around 10am I was going to take a shower, I was sitting in the bathroom getting my stuff together, my little cat "Joey" came in the bathroom, snooped around, then walked out (he was only 3-4 feet away from me), then he stood up on his back legs, made weird sounds then sort of rolled over, and his eyes rolled back, then he sat up and a little bit of drool came out of his mouth and his breathing was very labored and he was still making weird noises. I seriously lost it. I had to get down the steps to get the vet's number, couldn't carry him with me, by the time I got down there and made it back upstairs I couldn't find him. I talked to the vet and they said to take him to the emergency clinic (keep in mind I CAN'T DRIVE!!!!!), I called my mom in hysterics, still couldn't find him, not under the bed, not in the closet (his 2 regular hiding spots), at this point I am full on balling, I go back downstairs and look under the couches, not there, crawl back up the steps and look more, FINALLY find him behind this dresser that is WAY TOO heavy for me to move. He was curled up back there and looked exhausted. I was able to wedge my arm behind the dresser to pet him and he started purring. Finally my Mom got to my house and we took him to the vet. As more time went on he started acting more and more normal. They did blood tests and I'm still waiting for the results, but most likely it was a mild seizure. By the time I took him home he was totally fine, just very hungry and tired.
I was so thankful that he was ok, now I just have to wait for the results and hope that he doesn't have another one. I was so scared, and to not be able to scoop him up and carry him downstairs and just take off to the vet was the worst feeling.
Other than that everything has been going ok, I am going back to my house tonight and can't wait to see "my boys" as I call them.
If anyone has had any experience with cat seizures, please share!


Kelly said...
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Kelly said...

I have not had any experience with cat seizures. I'd imagine they coud give him a small bit of Dilantin or some other seizure med though if it persists. I hope he doesn' have another one. How scary!

On the workout front, way to go. Doesn't it feel good to get out again?

Marlene said...

Glad to hear you are progressing well in the boot and that kitty seems to be okay!

Carolina John said...

Hang in there. Sorry bout the cat, that must have scared you pretty good.

Marathon Maritza said...

Oh no, how scary! I have no experience to share, but am glad that your kitty is back to acting normal.

I'm sure you felt so worried about not being able to just scoop him up and take care of it, but it's so nice you had your mom to count on for help. :)

Glad you are doing well in the boot!

Jess said...

I'm really glad to hear that your cat is OK and that you're doing well in the boot! It's great that you are getting to the gym and able to do some upper body work!

I Run for Fun said...

Hi, I wandered in from another blog. Sorry to hear about the immobilization. Glad that things are progressing for you and that you are enjoying time at the gym. A little workout does so much to cheer us up, doesn't it?

the gazelle said...

how scary! I would freak out if that happened to one of my cats. I'm glad things seem to be better.

I'm also glad that you're able to get in some workouts!

FLYERS26 said...

I don't have any cat expertise to offer, but I'm glad he's ok.
Sounds like you'll be back running in no time!

The Laminator said...

Wow...I've had experiences with human seizures, but not cat seizures. In either case, it is a very scary thing to witness especially if you don't know what is going on. I'm glad everything went well.

Sounds like recovery is in full force! Nice! Very soon you'll be back among the walking and the running. We can hardly wait.

Great job with workouts!

teacherwoman said...

Glad things are going well!

Melanie said...

I'm glad he seems ok! I know how scary such things can be! When I was on crutches, I found my cat with a HUGE swollen paw and had to get my dad to come take us to the vet to see what was wrong. It turned out to be nothing serious, but since I was injured it just all seemed like a big deal. Hope all turns out ok!

Anonymous said...

We had a shih tzu that had a seizure out of the blue. It's a small breed. After we got the medication right, he had problems only rarely and was otherwise right as rain. But it was horrible when it first happened.

As to your surgery. Good luck with recovery. I am just into month 7 of a shattered elbow and still working through the PT. You're young so it'll be fine with the therapy. Good luck.

aron said...

glad the foot is healing!!! hope your cat is ok :( yikes that sounds scary!

Ali said...

I would be a total mess if that happened to my cat. I seriously wouldn't know what to do.

You are probably more freaked than the cat.

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