Feb. 22nd, 2007

Gus Update

Feb. 22nd, 2007 05:53 pm
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So, it's going to be a day by day sort of thing. Last night, I gave Gus his first subcutaneous fluid therapy -- well, tried to. The whole apparatus is a fluid-filled bag (like what is used in hospitals to administer fluids to humans), and hose leading to a fitting for the needle. Along the way there's a wheel and slide fitting that pinches the line closed. The idea is to insert the needle into a 'tent' of skin between Gus' shoulderblades and hold it in place while opening the line (rolling the wheel up in the slide so that it is no longer pinching the line closed) to allow 150cc to drip slowly into the cat just under his skin, which takes about ten minutes. Simple, right?

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