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Tripawd Cat – Life After amputation (Soft Tissue Sarcoma)


Day 3 Home

July 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Post Amputation





We are doing great here! Day 3 Purrkins is amazing!

He is up and going this morning , up on the bed, tried a set of his new soft stairs up no problem. Down well thats entirely different he’s not sure what to do so i tried guiding him . The stairs are soft foam 4 steps. Stood on his back 2 legs proudly and scratched the door marking his territory. I have to say before this surgery I watched him on 4 and said to myself now how will he do this do that. Well he is showing me how and Im helping show him how. lol

I am guiding and trying to teach him what to do and how to do everything. Stabilize him on his 3 legs. Let him stand, feel secure and then proceed. This is what is working for us. We also used an old tank top and used like a sling they use for dogs. This also works he doesn’t mind it and it also helps him figure things out without having to face plant,

All kitties are different and everyone seems to do things a little different.

He was getting so frustrated I felt it was best to not let him keep flopping and lets get him less frustrated and doing slowly!

He used the litter box  I put him in the box and held him steady as not to tip over and he peed , He gets tired he lays his head on the ledge of the box. I helped him out  he had pee on his fur he literally looked disgusted his pride is out the window poor guy! I wiped him off and he was back to himself .

He ate great almost the entire small can of chicken and herring for breakfast.  He also ate his bonitos flakes inhaled them really!

He had a busy morning and is now resting .

We couldn’t be prouder of him he has just amazed us and Im sure he will continue!

I will try to get video of the walk hop when able. The picture was all I could do since Im still leary and being a protective mom staying right behind him!

He seems very comfortable  with Gabapentin every 8 hours and Buprenorphine at every 10 to 11 hours. Arnica montana 30c 2 pellets  3 times a day.

Incision looks great ! I forgot to take picture when I changed his onesie. Will add one later.

Our floor in this room is covered in those square exercise mats. You can get them on AmazonSmile or walmart,

We got some that looked like wood and used some others  we already had to cover the hard floor for Purrkins to come home.

Thank you Tripawds family for being there before this surgery and now! This was the hardest decision we had to make!

Pathology report will be back on Purrkins leg in  3- 5  days! 🙏  We are very hopeful and praying the cancer left with his leg!


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