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I posted before about my cat getting a tooth removed and her fentanyl patch. She got the patch off last night and seemed fine. Today i got home from work and she was bloated to 3 times her size and crying. I've taken her to the vet and was told they may have damaged her trachea during the tooth removal. X-rays showed air everywhere. They have a needle in her and are trying to massage out the air. I haven't been told anything more except they will call me tomorrow. Anybody had this happen with a cat before? Turns out her excessive purring was not from the fentanyl but because of her breathing.
 

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Poor baby! This is unusual but it does happen. The tissues fill up with air. It will resolve over time, but what a yucky thing to happen! Hopefully they won't charge you for the treatment since it was their screw-up in the first place!

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Dr. Jean
 

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Dr. Jean, please elaborate on how this happens. This is awful if it is the vet's fault. I'd like to know for my own information. Thanks
 
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