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Purrkins

8 Months Hopping On

March 29th, 2017 · 3 Comments · Post Amputation

We have hopped into our 8th almost into our 9 month technically.

Purrkins has lost 1.56 lbs. 🎉👏🏻👏🏻 so far we are looking at having him lose 1 1/2 lb. more.

Purrkins is at 180 calories a day.

Saxton is down 1/2 lb. They have different metabolisms obviously and poor Saxton had to be reduced in calories once again. Saxton is at 172 calories. 😾 

Purrkins & Saxton both went to see Dr Matt for their Tune up’s acupuncture and if needed chiropractic. It has been 3 months since their last treatment.

Saxton goes for his IBS/Constipation issues a bad gut! I am a huge believer in Acupuncture and Chiropractic after seeing the results on both of our guys! It is miraculous to see the change in them after each session! 

We let Purrkins out of his carrier and he is at home in Dr. Matt’s office, This is very rare for our kitties to be so relaxed and show their purrsonality.

I think we kitty owners usually are the only ones who really know and get to see who our kitties really are. Purrkins is showing Dr Matt exactly who he is!

Purrkins rubs up against Dr Matt, he stood up on his back two and checked on his brother who was getting his treatment, he roams around the office, He was weaving in out of chairs up and over the stretcher of the chairs.

Dr. Matt smiles, “look he is doing a obstacle course look at him go” “Really great to see”!

It just warms my heart, we are always in awe of Purrkins but when Dr Matt is smiling away in awe of him!😍

I think Purrkins is teaching Dr. Matt a few things:)

I continue to say this , it is worth repeating!

” We never could of  imagined Purrkins to do this well on 3 legs!”  We would of been happy with Purrkins just hopping on.  He has surpassed anything we could of imagined!

He is a inspiration! We could not be more proud of this guy! 

In the last 2 weeks I could see Purrkins hop looked off.  It is hard for me to explain what I mean, but I knew it was different.

His head was going lower to the ground as he hopped and his shoulder looked higher. His gait was off. He looked uncomfortable to me.

Purrkins was still playing and acting normally. In fact the boy does not skip a beat. He goes like he has 4 legs! Exactly why things would get misaligned.

Dr. Matt checked Purrkins and he was out of alignment in 4 areas.

  • Atlas- 1st vertebra of the neck, carries the head)
  • Cervical 7
  • Right Pelvis
  • Thoracic 10

These are all typical of being a Tripawd.

                                                                                                                                              

 

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Purrkins loves his sessions with Dr Matt  he lays and lets Dr Matt do whatever to him.  

As Dr Matt adjusted him we could see Purrkins wince each time, then a release in his little eyes, he never complains. My heart skips a beat with each wince, but I do follow his lead!

We will follow up in 2 months now instead of 3.

Here is Mr. Purrkins playing with kitty boinks, I did a slow motion too. How neat is that too see?

We made the video below to share our journey, hopefully this will help future Tri-kitties and their humans!

Purrkins Amputation Journey

Until our next update we are happily hopping on into our 9 month 😸

Hugs, Purrs & Scratches

Love to all XOXO

 

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • jerry

    Awwwwww! Super duper big CONGRATS Purrkins & Holly, what a milestone. You two are the role models for kitties on three legs. You are so in tune with his mental and physical needs, it’s so pawesome to see and learn from you both.

    Purrkins, you are one very special cat too. I don’t know of any who are so tolerant of situations like being at the vet. You are one unique kitty who clearly has a purpose in this world, to show everyone that a kitty’s life can be a blast on three legs. Thank you for all you do to carry out your work.

    HOPPY AMPUVERSARY!

    • purrkins

      Thank You! Purrkins is a a unique little gem! Totally agree he clearly has a purpose in this world! He acutally has a several I believe😉
      XOXO

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