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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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question on anesthesia

Buddy had some minor surgery yesterday and everyone knows how it is when you get them home, they are so groggy and could hardly walk. After Buddy had been home for a few hours and effects starting to wear off he became almost aggressive. He was trying to "kill" his toy "da bird". I have never seen him so aggressive plus, he was running around the house at lightning speed. I have never seen him run so fast and he was panting so hard but he wouldnt quit. I have never seen a cat act like that after coming off the anesthesia. Is this normal????
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Goodness me.... I've never seen that in any of mine that have had surgery.... perhaps someone else will have an explanation. I hope Buddy is doing good!!

Second thought... I wonder if you googled up side effects of anesthesa in cats and see if by chance, some of those syptoms you've described have been noted...?????
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Did they induce with ketamine?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2007, 10:15 AM
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I know I was REALLY weird after coming off anesthesia, so maybe it could be the same for cats.
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Maggie has the running around crazy thing after anesthesia but I thought she was just happy to be home....she sometimes does the crazy cat thing without any outside influences. I guess it could have been the anesthesia though. But no signs of aggression...


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he is doing better today, he is still a little "weird" but he is getting back to normal. His minor surgery was not actually surgery, he had an ear infection a while back and he had a lot of wax and gunk build up in his right ear, it was all compacted in so the vet put him under and cleaned out the wax plug and flushed his ear out, he said it was too risky to do that while buddy was awake because the instruments could actually puncture his brain if he was moving around
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I'm no help whatsoever, but this reminded me of something. When I was a kid, I was gassed for some kind of dental procedure; don't remember what it was. Anyway, I was having this marvelous dream that I was in the forest, dancing with a bunch of unicorns. As I awakened from the gas (I think it was ether back then), my legs were still wildly dancing --- and I kicked the dentist in the groin.

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As I awakened from the gas (I think it was ether back then), my legs were still wildly dancing --- and I kicked the dentist in the groin.
Haha that's the funniest mental image
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One of the vets here said that cats can hallucinate coming out of the anesthesia. So for ferals its important to keep them in the traps, covered, and confined so they wont thrash around and undo stitches.
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Cinderella is going under for dental work in a couple week, so I'll have to watch for this.

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