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Second thoughts on amputating Tabby's leg
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GRRRRREAT NEWS!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 So glad Tabby is doing so much better AND allowing petting too! 🙂 🙂

As Holly said, not eating is fairly "normal" during the first several days of recovery. I bet he'll eat when he gets home, hopefully before though.

Keep us updated! You're doing great! 🙂


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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!


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Mona had no problem eating because the vet gave her canned kitten food and she loved it. The funny thing is that she isn't a food fiend like my other cat. Mona only eats when she's hungry but I think she'd turn into a chubby if allowed to eat all the kitten food she wants.

If Tabby doesn't eat his regular food when you visit perhaps try some wet kitten food. It's higher in protein and fat plus has moisture in it so you don't have to worry if Tabby isn't drinking water. 

I'm so happy to hear Tabby is doing so will and enjoying his pets from the vet. It will be so exciting to have him home.

Good going Tabs!!

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YAY... glad to hear Tabby is doing better and hopefully home by now. My girl never had issues w/food (she got her $$$ worth at the vet w/the meals) but I am sure Tabby will feel safe in your home and maybe eat a bit for you. The meds might actually cause them to lose their appetite (again, no experience w/that ). But I'm glad he's probably home now with you and let the healing begin! 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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I'm making the same difficult decision for my kitty Chester as you did for Tabby.  He is 15 and in good health except for the osteosarcoma in left rear leg.  We finally decided last night that we will do the amputation next week.  Reading the blogs and forums has helped so much in making this decision.  I haven't seen one case where someone regretted their decision. Glad Tabby is doing so well.  Will keep you posted about Chester.  Thanks!!


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I am glad you have made the tough decision for Chester! You are doing the right thing! You will remove the painful leg and give Chester a extended pain free life! You should start a new forum in size and age matters or share your story . That way we can all follow Chesters journey with you. It will be easier for everyone to help and follow along in a separate forum. Everything will be one place that way. Hope that makes sense.


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Checking in on you guys how is Mr. Tabby doing?


Holly & Purrkins

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