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It is advisable to have your girl seen by a totally diffferent vet office than the one that did the procedure. Many times the cats throat, mouth or esophogus is injured by improper removal of the trach tube and the owner is not informed. These cats cannot eat and they eventually sicken and die from infection or anorexia. It is much to long for your girl to have not eaten. She is already in danger of liver failure soplease have her seen ASAP.If this has occured,she can be helped but she needs antibiotics and steroids to recover.
Please let me know how she is and if you still have questions.I will help in any way possible,
Since she has not eatensince before the surgery and she needs medication I think she should be seen ASAP. If you force her , she may aspirate somthing into her lungs and get pneumonia. It is unfortunate that sometimes techs are allowed to intubate and mistakes are made very often. All I can tell you is if she were my girl, I woulld have her seen tonight and not by the office that did the procedure.Her throat may only be irritated from the tube but it is always better to err on the side of caution with a belved pet because you can never turn back the clock.
If you do give her anything use unflavored pedilyte - very slowly - only one cc droppere every ten minutes for an hour.See if she wil lick the gravy from a canned cat food,
Please get back to me and let me know how she is. I will be here til midnight waiting to hear from you.Let me know if you stil have questions now.
Sincerest best wishes,
I am sooo glad you went and she is OK - I was really worried but I did not want to scare you. Keep me posted.If you need anything - I will always be here for you.