You may have heard that our clinic cat, Ma, has been unwell lately. She made our veterinary team here very worried over Easter when she went off her food as this is not normal behaviour for Ma. Her breathing was also strange. She seemed to be putting a lot of effort into her breathing.
The decision was made for Ma to have the scan so nurses Lauren and Janelle took her to the specialist centre for the day. Ma's chest and lungs were fully scanned in the C.T. machine, giving a detailed 3D view of her organs. The scan showed a mass that was pressing down on Ma's bronchus and had caused one of her lungs to collapse. No wonder she was unwell!
Two days after the surgery, Ma was given the all-clear to come home and continue to be cared for by our veterinary team. Dr Andrea took Ma home for the first night and weekend for close monitoring and intensive care. Nurse Dee knitted Ma a black and white jacket to match her fur and keep her warm as a large area of her body was shaved for surgery. The veterinary team has been monitoring and caring for Ma since her big operation. You may not have seen her around the clinic much as she still needs a lot of rest. We all hope she will recover soon so she can be up and about, terrorising our team and clients like in the good old days.
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