Friday, April 6, 2018

Truffle is Home

Truffle is home!!!
Truffle at home in her red onesie


We were able to bring Truffle home around noon on Thursday. She was dressed in this cute red onesie to help keep her from licking or reopening her incision. Truffle and Brulee do not wear clothes, collars, or harnesses, so this is definitely different for her.




Size comparison of two stones removed from Truffle's bladder

Dr. Boyette removed two stones from  Truffle's bladder. You can see how large the larger of the two stones were compared to a dime. These stones will be sent off to the University of Minnesota for analysis. Once we receive the results, we'll have appropriate data for the next steps in preventing (hopefully) future stones. Truffle was sent home with pain medication (3 days), which she only receives once a day. I thought the pain medication would knock her out, but she's been restless and is fighting sleep. She doesn't really like the prescription food, so Mom Paula has mixed some of our regular food in it to encourage Truffle to eat. She went back to the vet today to buy a few cans of other brands and flavors/textures. Truffle is drinking water, has both peed and pooped in the litter box, and is walking around the house (not hiding).


Brulee and Truffle in front of their fountain

Truffle is walking gingerly, which probably is a combination of soreness and the onesie. She is a little hesitant when drinking water or eating because stretching causes some discomfort. On the whole, Truffle is doing great! She doesn't want to be held yet, but she is staying close to Mom Paula. 

Once we get the results back from the stones, we'll write some more detailed posts on bladder stones: causes, treatments, diets, etc.

Thank you for all of your love and support!

22 comments:

  1. Rest easy pretty girl, you do look stunning in your red outfit!

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  2. Holy stones! Those things are huge. No wonder she was uncomfortable. Sending healing thoughts. I'm glad she's home and doing well.

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  3. She looks so pretty in her red shirt. I am glad she is doing better. That is a big stone.

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  4. We’re so glad everything went well for Truffle. We send lots of purrs that she recovers quickly and starts eating her special food.

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  5. Poor Truffle, she has been through a lot! I hope those stones NEVER come back.

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  6. So glad she's home! Sending lotsa purrs.

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  7. Ouch! I'm glad the surgery went well and she's back home safely. She looks so different in her onesie!

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  8. We're glad the surgery went well. We send Truffle tons of purrs and wish her a quick recovery. May the new diet make that bladder stones never come back. Purrs

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  9. We are so happy to hear that Truffle is doing well.
    We purr she continues to recover with no issues.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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  10. Poor Truffle, that stone is huge! I am glad she is back home and doing well.

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  11. WE are all so glad you are back home where you belong Miss Truffle.

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  12. That must have been a difficult time for Truffle. I'm glad it's over. Our cat Puck was diagnosed with crystals in his urine and was a special food but they never sent anything to a lab for analysis, as far as I know. He kept having bladder issues until he died at the vet's office. I can't help wonder if they just guessed at the type of crystals he had.

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  13. She must feel so much better! Poor baby. Get well soon.

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  14. Wow, that one stone is huge, especially when I think about how tiny Truffle is. She looks darling in the onesie. Wishing her a speedy recovery. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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  15. Holy smokes, that larger stone is really big. Poor Truffle. We are glad she is home, and doing better. Purrs and prayers!

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  16. From my own experiences with Bhu, I think this can be just as traumatic for you, Paula, as it is for Truffle! Hope you are doing okay. And what is it with vet food? My kitties NEVER like the food the Vet gives us and refuse to eat it.

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  17. I'm so glad the surgery part is over for sweet little Truffle. She looks so adorable in that onsie, red is definitely a great color for her! I hope the tests all come back great and that you all never have to go through that again. Hugs & Kisses to Truffle**
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  18. I am so glad everyone is recuperating well!

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  19. Truffle looks so svelte in her onesie...glad she isn't holding her ordeal against you and instead is sticking by you. ;-)

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  21. The onsie may not be to her liking, but it looks like she is wrapped in a red Valentine heart! Winky winks! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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