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July 2, 2018

I can’t believe it’s already July!

I was able to bring Clyde home Saturday morning, and as soon as I brought him out of his carrier he was purring nonstop! He is so happy to be home.

The vet advised me that he he doesn’t eat on his own, so he would need to have a wet food/water mixture syringed to him. However, Clyde ate and drank just fine on his own! I do hold the bowls up for him so he doesn’t make a mess everywhere but he’s doing great.

He is also incredibly eager to start moving around on his own! Several times he has tried to get up and crawl out of his cage and I cheer him on! Once his back splint is taken off, I think he’ll do great.

He hated the 24-in crate I had for him, and it was pitiful to see how small of a space he was in, considering he likes to flop around.

I had myself a nice little set up on the floor right beside his crate – just a comforter and some pillows.

I left the crate door propped while I went to the bathroom the first morning home, because his head was resting on the threshold. I came back and the crate door was wide open and my lil guy was gone!!! It was actually funny to me, seeing how he wasted no time to sneak out on me! He didn’t get very far, just tried to crawl under my bed, but I was able to grab him.

I did buy a larger crate for him yesterday, so in the future I’ll have room for his litter box and food bowls when he’s ready. I let him crawl out of the crate as long as I’m watching him, and he usually just plops on the comforter I have set up on the floor, and snuggles up with the plush blankets I have for him.

Last night was his first night sleeping in his bigger crate and he didn’t seem to mind it! As long as I’m near him he seems to be comfortable.

I had to give him his pain medication in pill form yesterday and he did great! He’s not a very big fan of his antibiotics, and gives me a hell-look whenever he starts swallowing it, but we both get it done and it’s over with!

The vet gave me enough pain meds for the weekend, and I should be getting more today. He doesn’t seem too bothered by any pain right now though. He’s such a strong lil guy and I’m so incredibly proud of the progress he continues to make with every day.

Of course, I have a ton of pictures to share since I haven’t posted in a while! 

So this is him a couple of hours after bringing him home, eating all by himself!

This is Clyde working on getting out of that God-forsaken crate!

So with this one, I thought that he was just really anxious to get around the crate, but it’s just an action shot of him peeing.

He started snuggling with the blanket as soon as I took it out of the bag!

So I do have a vet appointment today, and I’m excited for them to see how well he’s doing and I can’t wait to hear about the next steps we need to take to get him on all three’s!


Amb n Clyde!

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§55 · July 2, 2018 · Uncategorized · (4 comments) ·

4 Comments to “Clyde’s First Weekend Home!”

  1. Purrkins says:

    Welcome home, Clyde! It is incredible what home & love can do isn’t!

    Way to go Clyde eating on your own! Great Mom is holding it for you that sure help! OMC well, that is the way to pee and not get on yourself haha! Purrfect!

    You can put a blanket over his crate to make him feel a little secure where he can still see you but feels like he is in a den.

    Clyde, you keep fighting buddy you are on your way! Let us know how you make out at the vets ok.

    Rest is best Clyde!
    Hugs and scratches to Clyde, please!
    Holly & Purrkins❤️

  2. Codie Rae says:

    Yay! You and Clyde GOT this! SO glad to hear he is doing so much better and eating for you. Recovery can be a rollercoaster so don’t be surprised if you have a setback or two along way. But even if you do I am sure the trend will be in a positive direction 🙂

    Keep up the good work and yes Clyde, remember to take it easy buddy!

    Martha, Codie Rae, and the Oaktown Pack

  3. paws120 says:

    Awww Clyde, welcome home buddy! The cover for the crate was very comforting for Huckleberry, I used it at night or if he seemed overly stressed. Fantastic that he is eating so well for you. A trick I learned with pills, especially capsules.. put a little butter on it just before you give it to him.. it will slide right down 🙂
    You are right, Clyde is lucky to be alive right now and he is totally feeding on your positive energy.. way to go girlie!! Sometimes love does more than people give it credit for. You will learn as you go.. you are doing a pawsome job!

  4. benny55 says:

    Please to say that I am absolutely astounded at how well Clyde is doing! He truly is a miracle Kitty and he certainly has a wonderful human as a caregiver!

    It really was quite a treat to read about all of his little Antics since he has been home. This guy has tons of personality and determination!

    Looking forward to more great updates and pictures.

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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