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Sarcoma amputation recovery


Day 1

June 14th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Kanaka is a 15 year old American Short hair that adopted us when we were living in Hawaii. We brought him with us when we moved to the mainland.  He was  recently diagnosed with injection site carcinoma. It was growing fast. The options were chemo, radiation, and a prognosis of 6-9 months and increasing discomfort, or amputating his left rear leg. We opted for amputation. We dropped him off at the surgery center yesterday morning and picked him up today. He is struggling to get around and is on some pretty heavy pain meds (Buprenex 2-3 x day, Gabapentin 1-2 x day). He has not re-aquired the use of the litter box as of yet,  but we are chanting, Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo, for his speedy recovery. We are looking to also use CBD to ease him off the meds. We have confined him (temporarily) to a 4′ x 4′ pen with his essentials until  he is able to get around more easily.

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One Comment so far ↓

  • benny55

    Awww….what a sweetie.
    I kmow it’s stressdul get5ing to this point. But once his sparkle comes back and his pain is gone, you’ll be so relieved!

    The first week or two can be a bit rough. It’s major surgery and it hurts!
    Chexkmout the Tri-kitty threads in the forums. You will find a ton of info on everything you need ro know about kitty recovery!

    There are some great tips on how to make the litter box more user friendly for a tri kotty. Lots of info on pain meds, etc.

    Just complete res5 for now. The hospital meds will be out of his system in the next day or so. I
    He may ve a vit more aware as a result, vut he may also hurt more. Aounds like he’s kn good pain meds for now.

    Look forward ro celebrating all the upcoming victories of this special senior!😊

    Keep us posted. And get some rest when you can!

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

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