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Tripawd Cat – Life After amputation (Soft Tissue Sarcoma)

Purrkins

Day 3 Home

July 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Post Amputation

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We are doing great here! Day 3 Purrkins is impressive!

He is up and going this morning, 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 that?  Well, he is showing me how and I’m helping show him how. lol

I am guiding and trying to teach him what to do and how to do everything. Stabilize him on his three legs. Let him stand, feel secure and then proceed. Assisting Purrkins (guiding him) is working for us. 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.

All kitties are different, and everyone seems to do things a little different.

Purrkins was getting so frustrated flopping and not making progress. I felt it was best not to let him keep flopping and let’s get him going slowly with less frustration!

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 tired; he lays his head on the edge of the box. 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 ate his bonitos flakes inhaled them!

He had 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 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!

He seems very comfortable with Gabapentin every 8 hours and Buprenorphine at every 10 to 11 hours. Arnica montana 30c two pellets three times a day.

Incision looks great! I forgot to take pictures when I changed his onesie. Will add one later.

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!

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