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15 yo cat Lynx - front limb amputation tomorrow
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Are Kerren and Holly the best or what???? So much invaluable knowledge!!

YAAAAAAAAAY FOR LYNX!!! YAAAAAAAAAY FORpoopicon_png

YAAAAAAAAAY FOR MOM!!! You are doing a great job of observing and understanding what Lynx is trying to tell you! Such a great team!

So happy to read this update!!

Hugs!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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16 December 2016 - 10:38 am
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Thanks for the great info and suggestions!

So Lynx's post op instructions say to keep him fairly inactive - no running or jumping - for 14 days. Hah, can't remember the last time I saw him run lol. That is not until Wednesday so I guess you're right about confining him on Monday. His stitches are "self-absorbing" and are "inside" although I can see them outside too. They said those wont' be fully absorbed for months. So I'm wondering when the rest of you got the stitches out?  I know that is when you allowed the cat to be fully active. His incision looks very good. 

Becky and Lynx

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16 December 2016 - 11:17 am
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14 days for Purrkins his stitches were out and free. It was a scary time for me, not him.

I would still take some precautions until you see Lynx being back to his new self and know what he can and cannot do. Nothing wrong with closing a door or whatever to keep him safe. If your not home and unsure close the door or gate the area off!

I am overly cautious , because I had a 16 year old cat with 4 legs fall off a table and break a leg. My advice may differ then others. But I would rather be safer then sorry. 

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Okay thank you Holly!  I think I will keep him upstairs next week and then I can let him down after I come home. I am gone for 12 hours on each of those 3 days so better to be safe than sorry.

Your frequent advice and support - and those of Kerren and Sally and Jerry too - have been instrumental in Lynx's care. My feline boy thanks you all for your generosity!  

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Hi folks

Just thought I'd check in and give an update on Lynx. It has been a little over 4 months since his amputation. He is happy and healthy and back to his usual self, just on 3 legs. He and Leah will be 16 yo in August. There have been changes in the household since the amputation.  Lynx now stays on the top floor near his Mom :).  He is not interested in going downstairs but he is happy upstairs. This is largely due to Leah not accepting him since the cancer. She still hisses at him and it does bother him. So I keep a gate with blanket across the stairway and they both live separate lives. I tried everything everyone recommended (trust me, there's not anything I didn't try) for about 3 months and she wouldn't budge. So finally, I put the gate back and I keep them apart. This is working well. I just balance my attention between the two of them. It works better for Lynx because before the amputation Leah used to move in and take over if I was petting Lynx.  She's more needy.  And he was getting intimidated by her after the amputation.  So now he gets lots of individual attention.

I am very happy with my decision to have Lynx's leg amputated because he doesn't seem to care at all about that.  And so good to have him around. Thanks to all for the support during this transition. Have a wonderful summer. big-blinkbig-blink

Becky, Tripawd Lynx and Leahheart

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We have been PMing so.. I will just say YEAH 🎉😸here too!

Lynx being a senior trikitty will help other kitties & kitty parents some day! 

Becky has indeed tried everything to get the kitties back to being brother and sisters & Leah will not have it!

This is working and everyone is happy so YEAH again! Happy early 16th Bday to Lynx and Leah ❣️

Keep on hopping on Mr. Lynx!

P.S. Any trikitty members reading this lives in Boston Mass. Becky might be interested in a cat sitter in the summer;) 

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Thank you Holly.  You have been so helpful to us over the months and we appreciate it.heart

Becky and Lynx

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So glad to hear rhis delightful update!! 🙂

You've done an excellent job of giving each kitty their own special place filled with one in o e love time from you!

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET LYNX!!! A 16 yr young tripawd kitty is a big deal!! 🙂
Such an inspiration!!! 🙂

Hugs and kitty ear scrathes for Lynx...and Leah too!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS. Yes, we all are soooo appreciative of the incredible support and insight provided by Holly and Purrkins!!! 🙂 They are absolutely invaluable here, as wel as their kitty partner, Kerren and Mona!

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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Becky that is such a wonderful update! I'm thrilled you were able to find a way for them to call a truce and live relatively peacefully together. What a relief that must be. Kudos to you for your sticktoitiveness and all you do to help them have great lives into their golden years. You are such a pawesome pet mom!

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It's always wonderful to get an update. It's great that Holly gave you so much support.

After all he's been through Lynx has earned the right to get lots of attention. It's too bad that you have to separate the cats but it seems to be working and you have peace in your house.

16 years old!! Although Lynx's recovery was hard, you persevered and can now enjoy your time together.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona (she hisses too but it's more funny than scary)

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