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Tripawd Cat – Life After amputation (Soft Tissue Sarcoma)


Day 4

August 1st, 2016 · 2 Comments · Post Amputation

We are doing great here we modified Purrkins litter box last night.


Heres the before and after we just cut out the entry more and it did the trick!

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Purrkins didn’t need his mom to help him go pee today he got  in and out on his own no problem yeah!

I tried posting a video and I haven’t figured that out yet its too big. Will figure that out another day.

He is getting his hop like walk down and I’m impressed!  Again Yeah Purrkins!

I am massaging and doing acupressure on him. I started that on them when they were kitties. They love it I am self taught  with a Tallgrass  Acupressure book and chart. I’m no expert just do the best I can and they approve!

Purrkins hasn’t had a problem with appetite . He happily gulps his food down. He hasn’t been interested in his water until this morning. He drank this afternoon also.

He wants out of this room already, he protested at the door scratching away like he has both his front paws!

Sorry buddy we are stuck in here for a bit.

I set up our old phone with the presence app.(Its a free iPhone app) I’ts a motion activated camera app we use it for the litter box normally. Saxton has IBD and constipation we have to keep a close eye on things. We get alerts when the camera detects motion and then it videos .

Yes I get poop and pee alerts and videos sent to my phone  lol. Thats a good thing for us!

We should of done  that years ago. If you don’t know whats coming out of your kitties it’s good to know! It will save you a trip to the ER!  It can be insurance and life saving! We keep a daily journal of who has done what.

Since Mark went back to work I set  the camera up and on when Purrkins is sleeping soundly,  I can leave the room with no worries, I will get a alert when he moves and I can be right back in.

We have one issue today he wants to scratch at his neck where it is shaved right above the incision . The incision is covered by his onesie but I worry he’s going to still catch his incision with his claws.

I put a moist wash cloth on it and he still wants to itch the area. I put the soft cone on him today after he would not listen to my no scratching. That seemed to make him understand the no itch again. I can’t see whats itchy other then its shaved there.

Pretty quiet day today he is most active in the early morning, he is up on and off thru the day.

Sleeping more then normal and thats good! I want him to heal.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • hester

    Sounds like he is doing so very, very well!

    And I have had a very good laugh at poop and pee alerts on your phone!

    Hope each day is better and better for handsome puss, Purrkins.

    • purrkins

      We think he is and each day he amazes us with something new. We can keep looking forward now.
      So glad that decision and that dreaded day is passed and we move on!
      Lol yes on poop and pee alerts. Not everyone wants to see whats on my phone.😉

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