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Kanaka

Sarcoma amputation recovery

Kanaka

Month 1

July 14th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Per request, more pics.

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Month 1

July 14th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Some folks have requested pictures. Sorry we don’t have any of him transiting the ramps, but he has been managing all of them just fine!

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Week 3

July 4th, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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It has been a while since we’ve posted here. Kanaka has been finding more of his old self and favorite places. He is still a little unsteady when he wakes up, but if there are shrimp involved he can move surprisingly well (and fast). We have placed a couple of ramps so he can get to some of his old places. A long one in the bedroom allows him to get up and look out the window. He took to that one right away – and it is 6′ long! The shorter ones we bought on Amazon and have adjustable height. The carpet that came installed on these was a type of indoor/outdoor that has been reversed to put the anti-skid surface on the outside to help your animal get some traction. Did not work so well for him. Pulled the carpet and put some short shag on there (remnant from local flooring store) and secured the legs with plastic wire ties. Still could not coax him up. Got some catnip spray. That did the trick! This morning he came up on our bed and snuggled down where he like to be without any prompting or help. Big surprise for us and made us very happy. We are all having to adjust our lives a bit, but we are looking to many more years with our furry, three legged family member.¬†We want to thank all the folks that have posted responses to this blog. Your encouragement is very much appreciated.


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Days 5 & 6

June 19th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Kanaka is moving about with more confidence. He is sleeping well and does not appear to be uncomfortable or in pain. Appetite is good and much purring and affection. He will come out of the pen in the morning and will stay out all day (under supervision – no cleaning of the incision yet). He is finding his favorite places and making some new ones due to limited vertical mobility. We are looking forward to when we can put the pen away and no more cone at night (still hates it, who doesn’t?). As can be seen the incision is healing nicely. It will be much better once the fur grows back in. Not into the buzz cut look on a cat!

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Day 4

June 17th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hi full personality is coming back. Definitely feel that reducing the meds was a good thing. Kanaka is moving around more and with more confidence. Still a bit wobbly, but more assured. He is beginning to feel the limits of the pen, but we need to keep him confined to limit activity unit he heals more. He hates the cone! We have to put it on at night as we cannot watch him 24/7. We wait until the evening meds kick in and then apply the cone. He then settles down and goes to sleep. We follow shortly thereafter.
Pix: Hand feeding breakfast
First day home in front of the fireplace.

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