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Tritan is having emergency surgery,,,right now!!!

quincymycat
April 4th, 2011, 01:38 PM
I woke up this morning and was greeted by the worrisome odour of kitty diahrrea. My culprit was Tritan, my 7 year old Maine Coon.

I cleaned him and the floors up, kept watch on him and other than being a bit miffed at having to have a butt bath seemed to be doing OK.

As is his style, while I was on the computer, he strolled across my desk with his tail held high....still partially covered in poop and a bit on the thin side since his magnificent Maine Coon tail was still damp .... when I noticed what looked like a laceration on his perineum!!!

Immediately...called the vet and by the time I got there, the area had herniated from all the caterwalling of being put in a carrier.

The reason for the laceration is unknown...suggestions were possibly he got caught while jumping...another kitty scratching him...it would have to be a really strong scratch to open a one inch area...but really we dont know. He is now in surgery for debridement and stitches. I only can imagine how bad it could have gotten if I didnt see it today...seeing as the area it was located in was less than clean. My first fear was the butt bath, but the vet assured me it could not have been caused by that.

Anyone have any suggestions on how this laceration could have occured? The vet said it is really close to his penis so they have to take special care to examine the extent of the damage.

Needless to say...I am overwhelmed. They are supposed to call me as soon as he wakes up.

hazelrunpack
April 4th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Deep breaths, qmc! You didn't cause this and you did a wonderful job of taking care of the problem when you spotted it :grouphug: You're a great mom!

Sending :goodvibes: for a quick recovery!

Melinda
April 4th, 2011, 01:47 PM
no idea how it could have happened but just wanted to send good wishes, you did well discovering it.

mikischo
April 4th, 2011, 01:56 PM
I can't offer you any insight on how something like that might have happened.

Just sending :grouphug: for you and :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes: for a speedy recovery for Tritan.

quincymycat
April 4th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Thank you everyone...I am taking deep breaths....scared out of my wits, but the vet assured me it will be fine....thank goodness he had that butt bath or I may never have seen it with all the britch fur.

Now I sit by the phone and wait...and try to remember how to pray!

14+kitties
April 4th, 2011, 02:05 PM
QMC - We've got all possible fingers and toes crossed here for Titan. :grouphug::grouphug:

breeze
April 4th, 2011, 02:07 PM
:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

:goodvibes::goodvibes:

:fingerscr:fingerscr

:pray::pray:

Love4himies
April 4th, 2011, 02:47 PM
OMG :eek::eek::eek:. Sending lots of :goodvibes::goodvibes::goodvibes: your way. and of course you need a huge :grouphug:

kathryn
April 4th, 2011, 02:55 PM
hope he recovers quickly! I've never heard of anything like this.

luckypenny
April 4th, 2011, 02:58 PM
:fingerscr for a quick healing :grouphug:.

BenMax
April 4th, 2011, 02:59 PM
OMGosh..QMC..good vibes coming your way. :goodvibes:
Hang tight.:grouphug:

breeze
April 4th, 2011, 04:27 PM
any news??

:goodvibes::goodvibes:

:fingerscr:fingerscr

:pray::pray:

chico2
April 4th, 2011, 04:32 PM
QMC,I have no idea either,but I'm really glad you discovered the wound,before it got worse.
:grouphug:to you and lots of :goodvibes::goodvibes:for beautiful Tritan:pray:

quincymycat
April 4th, 2011, 04:38 PM
No news yet.....phone is right next to me..:pray:

Tundra_Queen
April 4th, 2011, 04:47 PM
qmc, I'm so sorry about Titan! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything is fine and he will heal quickly! :grouphug:

CsqU4r3d
April 4th, 2011, 04:49 PM
Wow..lucky you caught it when you did...I don't imagine that feels too good....poor guy...:grouphug::pray::fingerscr

quincymycat
April 4th, 2011, 05:11 PM
I just got a call from the vet's office and they said everything went really well!!! :highfive:

He is still pretty groggy but they said I could come pick up around 8PM. :goodvibes:

2 more hours....but at least I know he's alright! :cloud9:

breeze
April 4th, 2011, 05:13 PM
I just got a call from the vet's office and they said everything went really well!!! :highfive:

He is still pretty groggy but they said I could come pick up around 8PM. :goodvibes:

2 more hours....but at least I know he's alright! :cloud9:


:highfive::highfive:

:grouphug::grouphug:

Melinda
April 4th, 2011, 05:20 PM
hurray!!!!! wonderful news!!

mikischo
April 4th, 2011, 05:20 PM
So glad to hear everything went well. :thumbs up :highfive:

Chris21711
April 4th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Good News QMC :thumbs up....good thing you noticed it when you did. I'm happy to hear that all went well.

hazelrunpack
April 4th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Great news, qmc!!! Now for a quick recovery! :goodvibes:

quincymycat
April 4th, 2011, 06:21 PM
Great news, qmc!!! Now for a quick recovery! :goodvibes:

As long as he can pee and the peenie did not get damaged! No word about that..so I am assuming (hoping) that is the case. :pray:

CsqU4r3d
April 4th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Glad all went well....It's great that he can come home tonite...I find it so stressful when you have to leave them over nite...at least if he is home you can fuss and cuddle him, and it will be so much less stress for him...nobody can take care of him the way his own human can!!:thumbs up:cat:

pattymac
April 4th, 2011, 06:40 PM
Oh wow!! It is really good you spotted it so quick. I can imagine that could get infected pretty quick. Poor kitty!! Bet that spot would be pretty painful.

Keeping fingers crossed for an uneventful recovery for him!

Koteburo
April 4th, 2011, 08:17 PM
I hope he's OK. He'll be all right, most things treated on time will be OK
Best luck for Tritan and QuincyMyCat <3
He'll be OK :pray:

Dee-O-Gee
April 4th, 2011, 08:44 PM
Wow..what a scare this must have been but so happy to hear the Tritan is on the mend. :highfive:

How is he doing so far at home now?

:grouphug:

quincymycat
April 4th, 2011, 08:49 PM
Thankfully, Tritan is home and although he is pretty dopey still...he is moving...slowly and carefully.

His eyes are still pretty glazed so I will hold off the pain meds until tomorrow morning.

I think I may have figured out what happened to him...when he was trying to hide away this morning, he crawled into a storage space which may have had sharp edges on some containers....I cant seem to figure out any other way it could have happened. Although a scratch from another cat was thought by the vet..the laceration was very clean and about 1 1/2 inches long. The only cat that has claws that are not trimmed regularly is my semi feral and I dont think she is big enough to do such drastic damage. Regardless, it has happened and is now repaired and with luck...all will be back to normal in a couple of weeks when he has his sutures out.

I want to thank everyone again for the good wishes and prayers. It was pretty scary for me and I imagine was no picnic for Tritan.

Thanks again...you are all great! :grouphug:

Koteburo
April 4th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Good!!! I knew he'd be fine.
I wonder if keeping clean the are will be hard?
Anyways I'm glad and he'll just recover now. I think the storage thing sounds more likely than a cat. Poor baby <3

quincymycat
April 4th, 2011, 08:59 PM
Good!!! I knew he'd be fine.
I wonder if keeping clean the are will be hard?
Anyways I'm glad and he'll just recover now. I think the storage thing sounds more likely than a cat. Poor baby <3

I dont think keeping it clean will be too much of a problem. He has an Elizabethan collar which has already been discarded, he will clean the area continuosly as cats are prone to do, keeping it dry is the bigger problem considering where it is located. Hopefully he will pee straight and not allow it to stay damp. :D

Koteburo
April 4th, 2011, 09:21 PM
I dont think keeping it clean will be too much of a problem. He has an Elizabethan collar which has already been discarded, he will clean the area continuosly as cats are prone to do, keeping it dry is the bigger problem considering where it is located. Hopefully he will pee straight and not allow it to stay damp. :D

Yesh he'll take care of that :laughing:
A quick recovery for Tritan :lovestruck:

Love4himies
April 5th, 2011, 06:55 AM
Yay, so glad to hear he has come through just fine :thumbs up :highfive: :grouphug:

quincymycat
April 5th, 2011, 07:19 AM
Thanks l4...also his peenie was saved...I was really amazed at just HOW close the laceration was...now that he is all shaved and I see all the stitches...WOW...I hate to think what could have happened. :(

He was all full of vinegar this morning...beat me down the stairs again (not a difficult thing to do since I am pretty slow in the morning!)...but since I am meanie Mom, I made him take a tramadol cap anyway just keep him slowed down...he now has that kind of "glazed" look in his eyes again, but he has to be a least a bit slowed down with all those stitches. :p

chico2
April 5th, 2011, 07:21 AM
That's a relief QMC,hopefully Tritan will not pull out the stitches like Vinnie did,after dummy me,made the collar smaller..:frustrated:

:grouphug:to Tritan and you...pics would be nice;)

hedgiemama
April 5th, 2011, 07:27 AM
Glad to hear he is okay! i hope he heals up quickly! :goodvibes:

mummummum
April 5th, 2011, 08:00 AM
We all get a shot at being Mean Mom sooner or later QMC ! :D

What a piece of luck you happened to notice ot as quickly as you did efore it could worsen! ( if you were a real mean Mom, you'd not have noticed!)

Glad to hear he's back to being his bad self (hey Tritan buddy ol' pal ~ could ya sapare a little tramidol ? I could use a little "glazing"...:D)

14+kitties
April 5th, 2011, 10:34 AM
Yay Tritan!!!! I am soooo glad you still have your man parts!! That would have cost mom an even prettier penny if they would have had to do that surgery!!

hazelrunpack
April 5th, 2011, 11:42 AM
Glad to hear the damage isn't more severe! :highfive: :grouphug:

Now leave your stitches alone and heal quick, Tritan!!! :goodvibes:

Chris21711
April 5th, 2011, 11:48 AM
I happy to hear QMC that the surgery went well :thumbs up

catlover2
April 5th, 2011, 11:50 AM
Glad to hear everything is healing well, and in a few weeks,Tritan should be good as new. I think washing his butt, even when you didn't see the laceration at the time, likely helped clean it up, and no wonder he was cranky getting his butt cleaned, as it probably hurt. Good luck! :thumbs up

rainbow
April 5th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Yikes, this must have been so scary for you. :grouphug:

Glad to hear that all went well for Tritan and hope he has a speedy recovery. :fingerscr :goodvibes:

krdahmer
April 5th, 2011, 02:24 PM
glad to hear his manly bits are a-ok! (bet he is too! :laughing:) hope he heals up quickly and you can keep him un-rambunctious!:goodvibes:

quincymycat
April 5th, 2011, 04:08 PM
glad to hear his manly bits are a-ok! (bet he is too! :laughing:) hope he heals up quickly and you can keep him un-rambunctious!:goodvibes:

Well....right now I am keeping him "stoned" so he just kind of sits there staring at all kinds of things I cant see...!!

I guess I should be thankful he wasnt a breeding cat...likely would no longer have the "right stuff" for any discriminating queen!! :laughing:

Love4himies
April 5th, 2011, 05:01 PM
Well....right now I am keeping him "stoned" so he just kind of sits there staring at all kinds of things I cant see...!!

I guess I should be thankful he wasnt a breeding cat...likely would no longer have the "right stuff" for any discriminating queen!! :laughing:

:laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing: