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Purrkins Day 6 – Cancer Survivor

August 3rd, 2016 · No Comments · Post Amputation

I have several things to share today! We were doing great on the pain meds (Buprenorphine) every 10.5 -11 hours.

We were coming to the end of the pain meds so I took Purrkins to every 12 hours yesterday. Purrkins was in pain! He meowed, I went to him, he growled and hissed at me and would not let me near him! ALL HUGE SIGNS of PAIN!

I only know this because Purrkins was in pain from a vaccine once and he acted the same way! We ended up on a short course of Prednisolone for the vaccine reaction!

Then again this morning he did the exact same thing. I put him back to 10 hours and called MSU. I had to leave a message for Dr. Rubin. I waited all day for him to call in a panic (we only have one dose left.) I couldn’t stand to think Purrkins was going to have to go without the pain meds.

Mark got home and recalled MSU and Dr Rubin was in surgery all day but he would get back to us.

Dr Rubin called back at 4:48 and agrees we need more pain medication and I can pick it up tomorrow a.m.

Unfortunately Purrkins will have to go on a road trip with me to get his medicine.😬 I can’t leave him so he will go with.

The best news we could of ever got we got today! Dr Rubin got the pathology report back on his leg.

Soft tissue sarcoma low grade and we now have CLEAN MARGINS!  🎉🎊 Our prayers have been answered.

Also I got Purrkins some 0-3 months t-shirts , the onesies were moving around too much on him, the t-shirt seems to be better fit and staying put. I will let you know if that changes.



TMI disregard the next paragraph if don’t want to know about Purrkins BMS 💩

Purrkins finally went #2 today 7 days with no BM. I gave him 1/16th tsp Miralax on the 6th day and 1/8 tsp on the 7th day. We got BM day 8💩 Purrkins stands on his back two legs to go #2 and he still does the same stance, only difference now, he holds himself  up on the ledge of the box with one leg not two. He started covering his BM before I could get up to take care of it. I did end up helping so he didnt tire out so much.

We want to thank everyone !

The Tripawds family , Our family all of the prayers that have been said and have been answered.

We couldn’t of done this without all of your support ! We could not be more greatful. We love you all!

We look forward to growing old with Purrkins and Saxton!


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