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Sweet Pea – Soft tissue sarcoma at 16

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On 8/29/17 Sweet Pea had her front left leg amputated. I was beyond nervous, but at the same time somewhere inside I was glad that SOMETHING was finally being done. The vet ran more blood work in the morning prior to surgery in case something had changed (due to Sweet Pea’s continued weight loss), but thankfully that came back good. Sweet Pea came through her surgery just fine…..WHEW! They kept her overnight and she came home late afternoon on 8/30/17.

Our first experience with a surgery like this on any of our fur kids, yes, we were nervous to say the least. The first thing she did upon exiting the carrier was go straight to the litter box. It was neither graceful nor really even a “walk”, but she made it and I was both impressed and encouraged, although it was clear we would need to help her along while she learned how to get around with her new situation. Surprisingly, though, by the end of the evening we could already see that her gate was improving. And another encouraging thing for me was that she seemed interested in food and though she only ate small bites, she did that several times.  I had told myself that I will breathe a big sigh of relief when I see her interested in and eating food on her own. This night I was feeling optimistic!

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Posted by on August 31st, 2017 at 7:07 pm

7 Responses to “Amputation Surgery”
  1. 1
      kazann says:

    That is the most adorable outfit!! Sweet Pea is already starting to show you that she is resilient. I hope the healing goes well.

    Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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        4luvofcatz says:

      Thank you!!

  2. 5

    You are beautiful sweet pea! We truly hope for a speedy recovery!
    Sloppy kisses from Stewie👅🐾
    & all the very best from his adoring pack,
    Petra, Paul, Mr. Spike, Chester Molester & Miss Lily 🐾🐾🐾❤️

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        4luvofcatz says:

      Thank you!!

  3. 9
      jerry says:

    Awwww yay to you and Sweet Pea! What a wonderful photo and update. Thank you so much for being here to share your journey and help others as they are faced with it also. If you need anything at all please don’t be shy OK?

    Lots of healing wishes coming your way!

  4. 11
      Michelle says:

    awww what a great picture. Sweet Pea sounds like she is adjusting. 🙂 Keep us informed of how little Sweet Pea is doing

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  5. 13
      Purrkins says:

    Hello & Welcome
    I’m just catching up & late getting to your blog! Our cat Purrkins had a low grade STS on his front left leg at the age of 6! He is doing great over a year now post amp!! Sweet Pea is adorable & love her little outfit! Glad to hear her appetite has returned now!! I hope recovery continues to go smoothly for you & Sweet Pea! Eating already is a great sign! We are here if you have any questions!
    Keep healing Sweet Pea! Chin & Ear scratches for you
    Hugs to Mom
    Holly & Purrkins