Six Months Out and Doing Great!

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It’s been a busy six months since Charlie had his surgery, so I wanted to come by and give an update! The bottom line is, Charlie is doing great! His pathology finally came back and I am happy to say that it was confirmed that he did have a chondrosarcoma and that the margins were clean. He should be able to live out his natural lifespan and it is very unlikely that the cancer will recur. Great news!!!

On the practical side, Charlie healed up beautifully and has adapted really well to missing his leg. He’s slimmed down a bit on the new diet the vet prescribed (1.5 cans of wet food and a quarter-cup of kibble every day) and is feisty and happy and his old self.

Missing a leg doesn't stop him from balancing on the paper shredder to try to reach my desk!
Missing a leg doesn’t stop him from balancing on the paper shredder to try to reach my desk!
His favorite spot on the back of the couch.
His favorite spot on the back of the couch.

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Missing a leg just means he can curl up even snugger!
Missing a leg just means he can curl up even snugger!
MOM WHY ARE YOU ON THE COMPUTER COME PLAY WITH ME
MOM WHY ARE YOU ON THE COMPUTER COME PLAY WITH ME

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Charlie does well washing on one side, but I have to help him a little with the other now!
Charlie does well washing on one side, but I have to help him a little with the other now!
Charlie still enjoys his cat tree on the porch. He has a box next to it acting as a step to help him get up and down.
Charlie still enjoys his cat tree on the porch. He has a box next to it acting as a step to help him get up and down.
Charlie still loves a good lap nap.
Charlie still loves a good lap nap.
Being a tripod doesn't stop Charlie from  getting up on the counter! Bad kitty!
Being a tripod doesn’t stop Charlie from getting up on the counter! Bad kitty!
Charlie has learned to set his remaining front leg towards the middle so he can balance better.
Charlie has learned to set his remaining front leg towards the middle so he can balance better.

Here is a video of Charlie playing with his favorite Cat Dancer! you can see he’s doing really well!

Tripawd Kitty Playing

 


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