Purrkins and his humans are celebrating his six month Cancer Free Ampuversary🎉
I have another long update and apologize for the book in advance.
When Purrkins got his stitches taken out at MSU they told us they would like for Purrkins to be rechecked in 6 months, we could do that with our Traditional Vet or with MSU oncology. We chose MSU.
We have been seeing our holistic vet regularly since his amp for the acupuncture, chiropractic, nutrition & immune support.
We had our 6-month recheck with MSU Oncology on the 3rd. I assumed our recheck would be bloodwork, a good looking over and possibly an X-ray.
I told Purrkins we were just going for a recheck and would be coming right back home. When we got to MSU 8:30 a.m., their idea of recheck was all of the above and an ultrasound. That was the best way to make sure we had no metastasis. Now we are leaving Purrkins, and his belly has to be shaved. His hair just grew back in. I was not thrilled!😔 Mark agreed we should do all of the above to make sure those microscopic cells that could have been laying and hiding were not going to show up now.
This journey is not easy by any means, once you get that dreaded Cancer diagnosis your world furever changes!
I was shaken up. I was not prepared for the ultrasound and all of sudden it hits me. I felt like we just went back six months to the same terror!🤢 Purrkins stayed the day at MSU. Unfortunately, an emergency came in, and his ultrasound was pushed back. We got the call we could come get him at 5:00 A LONG stressful day for all of us!
We are ecstatic to announce we are still cancer free!!! Everything came back UNREMARKABLE🎉
Completely excised with left forelimb amputation 7/26/16
No evidence of metastasis 1/3/17!!!!
Happy and relieved words could not describe the weight lifted once again, I asked the Dr. if I could hug her I was so happy and thankful! She said absolutely we were the only good news she got to pass on that day. She was as happy as we are! She felt very positive, but it was cancer, and they would like just to keep on eye on him, she said a lot of times, cancer can come back in a different form or kind.
They would like to recheck him in 6 months, and when we get the UNREMARKABLE news again, we will then go to yearly exams.
The boys say Thank You to Sally!
Sally wrote -“Do kitties like Puppy Lattes? Actually, go ahead and ask Starbucks for a Kitty Latte to go! If they’ve never done one, it’s time they start!! In fact, they can name it in his honor…PURRPPUCCINO!!! 🙂 🙂
Purrkins has made a difference at MSU 👏🏻👏🏻 We asked Tripawds to send MSU and our Vets the Tripawd fliers when we were in Recovery, hoping to spread the word so other animals and their pawparents can be aware, educated and have support as we did! To know they are not alone in this journey.
Look what we saw!! They are out at the front desk HA to LOVE IT
Again elated doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt. We saw the fliers at Dr. Matts office too! You never know if they will indeed put these out. Yep there out!👏🏻🎉
We want other people to be as blessed as we have been to find Tripawds and know life on three legs is a Quality of life option!
How is this for Quality of life on 3? Tripawds do have more fun!
Who needs four legs to be happy and play? Not me! (LOVE SEEING HIM GO)😍
Purrkins has had a total of 6 acupuncture treatments after his amputation surgery. It has done wonders for Purrkins it is miraculous to see the change in him! We are now going to what Dr. Matt calls “Tune-ups” 4 times a year.
Purrkins has only needed one chiropractic adjustment in his six months of being a Tripawd. These needed to be adjusted simply because he is a Tripawd and things do get out of whack. The Atlas (1st vertebra of the neck, carries the head) and the sacral vertebrae.
(added the photo in case anyone is interested) On where those are.
We thank Dr. Matt for helping Purrkins feel so good! Purrkins does not feel he is handicapped or special needs in any way!
I showed Dr. Matt what Purrkins has been up to😉 I wanted him to see what he is doing for Purrkins!😀
Dr. Matt’s eyes about popped out of his head! “How does he get all the way up there” as he is smiling ear to ear😉
Well he jumps from the floor to the countertop, then up to the refrigerator and up to the cupboards
Here’s the problem Purrkins cannot get down safely! We only have so many steps for Purrkins. I cannot make the entire house tripawd safe, we have tried!
If we could build him a set of stairs to safely get down, I wouldn’t care, but there is nowhere to put stairs and still function in the kitchen. I have slid stairs over to him to get down, and I have physically gotten up there myself to get him down (That’s another story LOL)
Much to Purrkins disgust, he is banned at night or when we are not here, to assure he has a safe way down.
This is our temporary solution to keeping Purrkins safe when we leave and at night. I have Mark assigned to making a more permanent door in the future:)
Well, that wraps up our six months update we are so proud of Purrkins!
We are going to keep on hopping on! If you find yourself here and read all the way thru.(thank you!)
You will see Tripawds have more fun! & IT IS A QUALITY LIFE!
We have no regrets and Purrkins doesn’t either!
Thank you for all the love and support
Hugs, and Purrs!
Holly, Mark, Purrkins and brother Saxton
Until our next update …