Amputation Day wrap-up

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Hey all,

PLEASE NOTE – There are two pictures at the end of this post, and one includes his incision.  Proceed with caution if you’re not into that kind of thing.  With that said, although it is a little bloody, even I wasn’t totally horrified, and I have a low tolerance for that kind of thing.  Stitches are gross.

So, I got a call around 1:45 and the kiddo was done, the surgeon said everything went well and he was resting.  He said maaaybe he can come home tomorrow, but likely it will be Wednesday.  I’m cool either way… I have no problems with letting them watch him an extra night, for my own peace of mind.

I stopped to see him after work and grabbed some good ol’ Purina on the way over.   I threw in some Greenies too.  I am not super confident that they’ll give the food or treats to him, since they didn’t put his blanket in his little recovery kennel like we’d hoped they would.  I just roll my eyes at that stuff, because he seemed to be doing well overall.  As soon as he saw I was his friendly owner and not a vet tech coming to bother him, he hopped up to his three feet and came over to me.  It wasn’t graceful, and he didn’t seem to fully understand he was missing that leg, but still.. I’ll take it.  They said it was okay if he sat on my lap, but he was cool with that for about a minute and then thought maybe he’d take off out the door, despite being hooked to an IV with a very fresh incision on his hiney.

So, with that in mind, I put him back in his little crate and said some goodbyes.  I might stop by tomorrow, depending on what the doc says.  If not, I think I’ll stay home Wednesday and make sure he settles in at home.  We miss him!  His ornery little sister misses him!  As soon as she heard someone come in today, we heard her come barreling down the stairs (as much as an 8-pound cat can).  I swear she looked disappointed when she saw it was just a human…

Now, two pictures ahead.  My handsome buddy and that stupid e-collar… he looks mad, I’m pretty sure it’s because of the cone and not the actual leg situation.  Cloud Collar is en route!!  Hopefully here in time for him Wednesday, and hopefully he doesn’t hate it.. haha.

Thanks for the well wishes.. I don’t plan to update three times a day going forward, but it was a big day for the kiddo.  xoxo

Cone hating.. still cute.

Cone hating.. still cute.

Incision.. you were warned.  Ignore his little tummy pooch, he's self-conscious about it.  :)

Incision.. you were warned. Ignore his little tummy pooch, he’s self-conscious about it. 🙂

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  • kazann says:

    Awww, your kitty looks great. Just to let you know that tummy is called a “primordial pouch”, even lions and tigers have it. It’s to provides extra protection and insulation during fights. It will allow your cat the freedom to fully stretch and extend his back leg when in full stride chasing his sister! The fun begins when you get him home.

    Kerren and Tripaw Mona

    • Jaime says:

      Ha! That makes perfect sense, but I just figured it was a lazy house cat thing. When our little one grew hers, we worried we’d maybe let her overindulge.

  • benny55 says:

    You ppst as many times as you want!! We love hearing about your pack! And it was a very big day indeed for Fredo! I KNOW how relieved you are to have him out of surgery. And to see him yesterday and see a touch of feisty when he jumped off your lap…good sign!!

    His incision looks great!! My Happy Hannah’s was all bruised, swollen and awful! Fredo looks great!!

    Can’t wait for the homecoming!!!

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

    PS…Yeah, he does look a little ticked off about that cone…but a bit druggy too!!

  • Codie Rae says:

    That is one awesome looking incision! Glad to hear everything went so well 🙂

    Codie Rae

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