Thursday, May 1, 2008

He Made It Through Surgery


Well, Loco has made it through the surgery to remove his limb, paw, leg whatever you want to call it. They say he's doing good. His vital signs are all good. I went by and saw him a couple of hours ago and -- well, his leg's gone. They had him laying on a heating pad. He's seriously drugged up on pain medicine. He was breathing real funny, but they said that was normal due to the anesthesia and the pain medicine they have him on. They opened the cage door for me and I said, Loco, and he jerked his head back kind of like he recognized my voice. Makes me cry thinking of him laying there. Also, they didn't find any tumors or lumps or anything that could have possibly caused his leg to do this. The only other thing they could think of that might have caused this was a snake bite, and there was no evidence of that. Plus, Loco is an inside cat only - never, ever goes outside (except for the other day when we took him outside for about 10 minutes and watched him the whole time). And there damn sure aren't any snakes in our house. Keep the good thoughts coming his way, please. Thank you!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am glad he made it through surgery. It is hard to see them looking so vulnerable. Good news that there wasn't any cancer or tumors. Could it have been a spider bite?

WrapAroundSam said...

That's super and I think you'll find that he quickly adapts to 3 legs. Dogs do, so why can't cats? Good Luck....