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elvis: the 22 pound amputation journey

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Follow-up Visit Update

June 21st, 2018 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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Well… it has been 13 days since surgery and we just had our follow-up appointment. Stitches are out and the incision has healed so well that he is allowed to groom that area again! Yay for no more onesies at night and big t-shirts during the day to keep him away!!!

Vet was very impressed with how well he is able to get around and his ability to use the litter box… especially given his size! He was even given the ok to travel if we want. Dad’s family has a lake house about 4 hours away that we usually go to for the 4th of July and he is able to come if I choose to bring him instead of leaving him with my mom like usual. Only suggestion was to continue to keep him in his playyard (thank goodness for facebook marketplace) at night or when he is alone so that he doesn’t hurt himself by trying to jump on the couches like he has been.

Wish we better news about the biopsy but all we can hope for is that removing the leg eliminated the extremely rare type of cancer that they found he had. So rare, that our vet of 18 years had never seen it in a cat. We gave him a fighting chance and that is all that matters!


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  • benny55

    BIG E! YOU ARE SUCH A HANDSOME BOY….AND CLEARLY VERY LOVED!!❤

    Good job on getting those stitches out!

    Yes indeedy, Elivis now has an excellent chance to live life to the fullest pain free!! All he cares about is being ELVIS, surrounded by love and spoiling and great vacations!!
    MORE PICTURES!!!

    Hugs
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • paws120

    OMC he looks pawsome!! I kinda chuckled when i saw him on his box/pee pad and thought”maybe he needs 2 long boxes put together so he can have his cake and pee on it too? LOL… He’s just too long and voluptuous. There is a box out there made for dogs. I bought it, if i still had it I’d give it to you. I got it on Amazon. Look it up our I’ll try to find the link for you.
    So glad you’re doing well, you are rocking this now!!!
    Xoxoxo

  • jerry

    Elvis is in da house! YAY! Here’s to being freeeee to go on making the most of every day, I’m so happy to hear he’s been given the all-clear. Hope you guys have a marvelous vacay and please post pics when you are able!

    I’m wondering if this is the box that Jackie is referring to?
    https://gear.tripawds.com/2017/09/04/indoor-pet-toilet/

  • dougo1

    That is one BEAUTIFUL Kitty

    Best wishes to you!

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