We celebrated Purrkins
TWO YEAR AMPUVERSARY!
I can still go back to that day very easily I am sure all tripawd parents can relate it is a day we will never forget most of this journey are days we will always remember! When we dropped Purrkins off at MSU knowing we would be picking him up minus a limb and having the faith to do it, terrifying as you all know. Did we think we would be celebrating two years on three legs? Honestly, I stay HOPEFUL until the rug is pulled out from under me. If we don’t believe and have HOPE what IS the point of life? We hope and pray and do the best we can do, and no matter how much time we get it is a gift. Two years has been such a treasured gift I am emotional & teared up typing it. We plan on hopping on many, many, many more years, and my hope & prayer is Purrkins lives a normal trikitty life. God forbid this piece of 💩would ever come back we will NEVER regret our choice. Never. This cancer journey is a curse that comes with some blessings when we slow down and enjoy. We could not be more thankful EVERY day is a gift and each day after today will be. None of us are immortal! We all need to live this way with everyone in our lives. We never know what each day brings every day we get up and breathe is a gift.
I made a video to celebrate Purrkins 2 years on three a glimpse into those two years. Did I think Purrkins would do this well on 3? NOPE, he has surpassed anything we could have hoped for & then some! If you are new to this journey no matter what brings you here dreaded disease, injury, deformity you have to have hold on to what you believe is best for your furmily & hop on!
When life is a bitter pill to swallow
You gotta hold on to what you believe
Believe that the sun will shine tomorrow
Make the dreaded decision and plow forward. Leap and have faith, hope & believe! Enjoy every day, no one knows how many calendar days we have tripawds, quads, bipawds, unipawds or humans. Make each day count! We won’t have regrets that way.
If you are new here, I included our first eight months video. It will give you a better picture of Purrkins journey.
We could not be more proud of Purrkins he is our tripawd hero!
We had a pawty for Purrkins a turkey fish cake (PetCakes) they make one for CATS I was so excited but skeptical as well because it was a microwave cake. Save your money! I should have listened to my instincts;) oh well how do you know unless you try right. I did have a backup plan just in case the PetCakes did not work, yep instincts we made MegaWheels Rockin Rollin Liver Cake minus the garlic the boys thank Auntie Clare & Meg they ROVE it! They were both licking the bowl. We froze some Whiskas cat milk for the occasion in cat ice cube trays too;)
We had never seen a three-legged animal until a year before Purrkins was diagnosed with cancer. We had deer show up she was likely hit by a car. We were not sure she would make it. We put food & water out for her every day to help her. One day she showed up with her fawn. Here she was pregnant the entire time. .
She did good on three, and the leg never took her. She was like clockwork the day she didn’t show up I looked all over the property for her no Momma deer. Then her fawn showed up alone we knew she was gone. Hunting season – someone took an easy shot. NOT on our property, we don’t allow hunting. Momma deer was a preview of life on three legs. Come to find out a year later.
This year we had a Mom Raccoon come up on the deck on three legs. I was sick what could have happened? She has babies if she dies the babies will die. Most rehabilitators don’t take raccoons & if they did, she would likely have been put down. Her best shot was here with her babies and possibly she might recover? If not I figured she would have chosen to stay here either way. I gave her the best chance I could. Food and water every day she would not have to go hunting for food hoping she could rest that leg some. I documented it to watch her progress. She was also like clock-work came every day 2 X a day for a meal I gave her human foods, cat foods, and bird seed. Guess what 17 days she is back on four legs with her cubs in tow. The moral of the story is ALL animals get around on however many legs they have. They keep going and hop on!
She did great, and just like our tripawds when they run on three, you would have never known anything was wrong with her Amazing to see all species hop on.
We have not had anymore phantom limb episodes since the last update we go back to Dr.Matt for our acupuncture tune-up and chiro in a couple of weeks.
We go for a recheck in Aug bloodwork and chest x-ray no sedation we are doing this one with our regular Vet and it will be sent to MSU. Will see you again for our next update. We are going to keep hopping on!
Lots of love and gratitude to you all! We are furever grateful and here is to many more ampuversary pawties!!