Sunday, June 7, 2015

THE CAT CAME BACK (UPDATE)

DARA TODAY
Happy and Healthy

We never thought we would stop feeling guilty for putting Dara through surgery. All did not go according to plan in our cat’s recovery process. Immediately following the operation she was a total wreck. She couldn't walk without wobbling and falling down. Her eyes were filled with sadness. We were filled with regret. Her long wispy whiskers had been reduced to stubble. Her sister was mad at her for no darn reason. It seemed nothing would be alright ever again. The week after surgery, Dara decided her stitches were itching, and she needed to scratch them. So she rubbed her head, on anything and everything that would give her relief. It got so bad she rubbed a spot raw on her face. We were told we were going to have to put one of those cone things on her head if she did not stop. As per the Vet's instructions we used Neosporin on the area that was sore. Dara would then rub her paw all over it, removing the medication. It became a battle of wits. It took time but the cat finally made progress. Slowly over the next two weeks, she healed. At long last, we thought we were in the home stretch. Unfortunately her sister Mira got in the act. A day or two... before Dara’s stitches were to be removed by the Veterinarian… Mira used her little kitty cat teeth, to dig into Dara’s face and extract half of the stitches herself. There was a bloody mess. Dara was upset. We were upset. Mira was in the doghouse. We cleaned up the wound. Some of the stitches remained. The Vet cut them off and told us Dara would be fine. A month has passed since the whole tumor ordeal began. We’re glad it’s all over. Dara is still a bit lopsided because her whiskers haven’t completely grown back. But...her hair has, where the tumor once was. She is a tough cookie, our Dara. She survived this (and so did we).Finally she is acting like her old self. That old spark has been reignited and she's back to being ornery. We count our blessings. The outcome could have been much worse. We want to say thank you for all your love and support out there in BlogLand. Could not have done it without you. Dara says thank you too. She wants you to know, 'cats really do have nine lives'. And she's getting on with hers. 

17 comments:

Mildred said...

So very thankful that Dara has recovered. I know you feel relieved. I hope you all can enjoy summertime now! xo

Snoskred said...

This is happy news. :) Very glad to read this post!

blogoratti said...

Good stuff. Best wishes!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is great news and very good to hear. I'm sure you are thankful all turned out so well.

Jon said...

I can certainly attest to the fact that cats have nine lives. Sometimes I think mine have eighteen!

I'm delighted to know that Dara got through the horrible ordeal and is improving. It was agony for all of you, but thank God there was a light at the end of the tunnel. Big hugs for Dara!

Back Porch Writer said...

Oh good for Dara! Yay! Always hate it when our fur babies go through stuff.

betty said...

Wonderful news! So glad to hear this.

Betty

Sheila Y said...

Glad things turned out well in the end. Maybe Mira was a little jealous of the attention Dara was getting. ;-) take care, Sheila

Paula said...

So glad to hear the bad part is over. Bless Dara's heart and yours too.

jack69 said...

The best line to me was: We survived this and so did she.
Times like that are tough and I can tell you guys were anxious. Glad THE CAT CAME BACK (Thought Dara was a boner but the CAT CAME BACK!

Good stuff....

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy news about Dara! It's so hard to see furbabies not feeling well. So glad she's back to her old self once again!

Mevely317 said...

Yea!!! Thank you for sharing this sweet finale. I was just thinking of y'all the other day and wondering how Dara was making out.
... and here you are! :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Yay, Dara, you made it through the worst of it! So glad to hear this, Taryterre. That Neosporin does the trick every time, it's such a good product. Your other cat was a bit mischievous with Dara. Maybe she was just a bit worried about her and didn't know what to do. This is certainly good news about your beloved cat, Taryterre.

love, ~Sheri

Funny in My Mind said...

I have been reading but have been a bad commenter. I am so happy your kitty is on the mend. We have an old dog with a bad knee and the vet says surgery will be in the thousands and she will end up making her good knee bad so we just give her pain meds daily. If our kids don't drive us crazy, our pets will, right?

Jon said...

Here I am again -
Just wanted to thank you for the recent information you provided on my post "Ghosts of the Forest". It is exactly correct - - I had never seen fireflies with a blueish glow before until I came here. They truly look like forest ghosts.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my goodness, what an ordeal! I'm glad she made it out on the other side back to her old self. Have a great day!

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

I'm so glad that there is a happy ending to this story, poor little sweetie.

Sounds like she has been through quite the ordeal.

Thanks for dropping by, I do appreciate it.

Jen