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Tripawd Cat – Life After Amputation (Soft Tissue Sarcoma)


Day 2 Home

July 30th, 2016 · 7 Comments · Post Amputation

Purrkins in his clean onesie. He needs them! He tried licking right away yesterday!  We have to watch his back claws from scratching! He has one of us watching him 24-7. We took a short shift in sleeping.

After Care Instructionsnote (The hospital iced the incision for three days while Purrkins was in ICU)

The incision should be kept dry & free of debris until it is fully healed. You may put a t-shirt on him to prevent exposure and discourage licking. Please, Monitor Purrkins incision daily for any sign of infection which includes redness, increased temperature or any white or yellow discharge. If any of these signs are seen, please have him rechecked.

Wound Care Instructions – 

Please apply a warm compress to Purrkins incision 2-3 times a day for the next 3-5 days or until seroma resolves.

Heat a moistened clean washcloth in the microwave. Place in a sealed ziplock bag & apply to Purrkins incision for 10 minutes at a time. 

Purrkins loves his warm compress

Purrkins resting comfortably we rigged a bed in the closet for him!

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Incision looks great!



7 Comments so far ↓

  • midnighter94

    He looks really good! Hugs to you Purrkins!
    <3 Donna

  • linda8115

    Awe Purrkins looks great. You’re doing a wonderful job with him!
    Linda, Riley & Spirits Mighty Max & Ollie

  • benny55

    Oh Purrkins, you just melt my heart with your adorableness! And you love your hot an d cold compressess…how cute is that’! You are a very unique kitty, but you already know that!

    I love the markings on your sweet little kitty head. Keep these photos coming!

    Hugs to you Purrkins!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • purrkins

      Very unique yep !😻
      Will keep the photos coming and will add all our information at later time! Iv’e got the drafts going all the farther I can get for now. Will keep working on it as he allows me too😉

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