I dropped Imann-Kitty off at the clinic this morning so they could monitor her and hopefully pull the chest tube that was there to drain fluid off her lungs. We all knew that tube had to be very painful and she had cried a lot overnight following the surgery.
When I got back to the clinic at the end of the day to pick her up they had taken the tube out and Kitty was just as happy as anything. She looked great! She was no longer crying in pain and was walking around acting just like she hadn’t just had her chest opened up one day earlier! I’m telling you, it never ceases to amaze me what some of these little animals can go through and come out on the other end as if nothing bad had ever happened.
It will be about a month before we know whether Kitty’s esophagus will go back to normal function. In the meantime, we’ll continue feeding her in an upright position so she can keep it down and start growing normally!
Here are some pics that show the staples. She likes to sunbathe.
Here she is waiting for me to open the front door for her.
And here’s a short video Joel took of one of the tech’s feeding her today (I think it’s Keri).