We are doing great here! Day 3 Purrkins is impressive!
Purrkins is up and moving this morning
He went up onto the bed, tried a set of his new soft foam stairs up no problem. Down well that’s entirely different he is not sure what to do so I decided to guide him. That helped. Then he stood on his back two legs proudly and scratched the door marking his territory.
I have to say before this surgery, I watched him on four and said to myself now how will he do this do? Well, he is showing me how and I’m helping show him how. lol
Purrkins was getting so frustrated flopping and not making progress. I felt it was best to help him and not let him keep flopping & getting so frustrated. I am guiding Purrkins to show him what to do and how to do everything. Stabilize him on his three legs. Let him stand, feel secure, and then proceed. We also used an old tank top and used it like a sling they use for dogs which works he doesn’t mind it, and it also helps him figure things out without having to face plant.
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 so tired; that he laid his head on the edge of the box so I helped him out. He had pee all over his fur he looked disgusted his pride is out the window! 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 inhaled his bonitos flakes!
A busy morning and is now resting.
We could not be prouder of Purrkins he has just amazed us, and I know he will continue to do so! I will try to get a video of the walk/ hop when able. The picture was all I could do since I’m still leary and being a protective mom staying right behind him!
Purrkins seems very comfortable with Gabapentin every 8 hours and Buprenorphine every 10 to 11 hours. Arnica montana 30c two pellets three times a day. His incision looks great.
Exercise Mats for cushion as we learn
We covered our floor with foam exercise mats in the recovery. You can get them at Amazon 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 for this surgery and now! The amputation was one of the hardest decisions we had to make!
The pathology report will be back on Purrkins leg in 3- 5 days! 🙏 We are very hopeful and praying cancer left with his leg!