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Charlie the Cat Amputee

Charlie lost his leg to cancer in November 2015.

Charlie the Cat Amputee

Entries from November 29th, 2015

Feeling better, behaving worse!

November 29th, 2015 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support! Sunday morning, and Charlie is very obviously feeling more himself. He is alert (though you can still see his huge dilated opiate eyes!) and curious – see here him investigating the camera. His wrap has ridden up a bit and a couple inches of his […]

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Charlie 2, Cone of Shame 0

November 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support! So I went in on Saturday morning to give Charlie his breakfast and saw that he had managed to work off the second e-collar overnight. Fortunately, the vet wrapped him so snug and secure that he can’t bend his neck or torso enough to reach […]

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Cone of Shame 2: now with even more shame

November 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

It turned out that Charlie had popped a few of his sutures and some others were starting to work loose, so they had to sedate him, redo the whole line with staples instead, then wrap him up even more than before and add a new, extra-large e-collar to discourage him from messing with it. He […]

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Charlie comes home

November 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I went to pick Charlie up late on Wednesday afternoon. He yowled piteously the whole way home; it was heartbreaking. He was obviously groggy and unhappy. He’d had a 24-hour opiate pain injection right before he left the vet; I was given a bunch of buprenex syringes to start the next day. The instructions were […]

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Charlie’s surgery

November 29th, 2015 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I dropped Charlie off early Tuesday morning, then went to have surgery of my own–a root canal. All in all, not a fun day. The vet called in the afternoon to let me know that Charlie had come through his surgery fine and was awake, though she had him on the good drugs and he […]

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