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A week ago yesterday, Natasha underwent surgery to remove a sizeable mass from her spleen and 30% of her liver. After being discharged from the hospital Saturday, yesterday was the first Natasha vet visit to check on progress.
Her sutures are healing well, but they could not all be removed because some more healing needs to happen in places. We will return Monday to check on them again.
Natasha’s weight registered at 47.2 lbs. For well over the past year, Natasha’s weight has been 52 lbs, +/- a half pound. Now, of course, we removed a 1.9 lb mass, but she still had lost several additional pounds in the last week. She has been very finicky about meals and only finishing a couple.
At our vet’s recommendation, we will also be adding some roast beef to her meals (along with the grilled chicken we had already been doing) to try to spark her appetite. How did that go over?
Yes, Natasha came home from the vet and ate the breakfast she had originally refused. And then last night she ate her dinner and asked for more. So, after a bit, she received a second small dinner and almost finished it.
So, the Queen ate more food yesterday than she had in the last couple of days. Go, Queen, go.
We continue to be very happy with her progress and just celebrate every healthy and stronger day.
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