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13 January 2021 - 2:35 pm
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Oh my….just went back and saw the  MIRACULOUS Sephy jist home from surgery.  D

Seeing  her get around  this welleifht after surgery and all  drugged up and adjusting  to three legs…..yes,  MIRACULOUS!!

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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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What medications did she come home with, how much and how often? When are you supposed to start?

  

She has 4 doses of buprenorphine (an opiate) to give her over one and a half days (she had her first dose at the end of the day when she came home), when this is finished she is on gabapentin twice a day for as long as she needs it and I also have Loxicom to give here once a day. She is also on antibiotics for a week.

This morning she was happy to see us, had her normal breakfast and after saying hello for half an hour after eating (she does like to have her neck scratched) she is now tucked in her bed snoozing away. When she is up she is walking around pretty much as normal (just with less legs) and she is taking it easy which is welcomed.

  • "what shall be done for these innocents? I have been warned not even to raise the question of animal immortality, lest I find myself “in company with all the old maids”. I have no objection to the company" - C S Lewis (The Problem of Pain)
  • "Mr Toplady was touched by the cruelty of the scene, and exclaimed, ' Who could bear to see that sight, if there were not to be some compensation for these poor suffering animals in a future state' 'I certainly hope,' said my grandfather, ' that all the bulls will go to heaven; but do you think this will be the case with all the animal creation' 'Yes, certainly,' replied Mr Toplady, with great emphasis, ' all, all!" - Josiah Bull (recording a meeting with the great A. M. Toplady, author of "Rock of Ages" in "Memorials of the Rev. William Bull of Newport, Pagnel")
  • "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God" Luke 12:6


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14 January 2021 - 1:11 am
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That is wonderful news. I am glad she is doing well and getting rest. I hope the rest of your day continues to go smoothly sp_hearticon2

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14 January 2021 - 9:14 am
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Another wonderful  update 👍   She is doing so well!

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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This is such a great Trikitty recovery story so far. Sounds like her pain is well managed. Paws crossed for more success as the days go on. Keep us posted and feel free to share more pics and video!

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14 January 2021 - 4:27 pm
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24 hours after coming home she has gone back to her old self.

  • "what shall be done for these innocents? I have been warned not even to raise the question of animal immortality, lest I find myself “in company with all the old maids”. I have no objection to the company" - C S Lewis (The Problem of Pain)
  • "Mr Toplady was touched by the cruelty of the scene, and exclaimed, ' Who could bear to see that sight, if there were not to be some compensation for these poor suffering animals in a future state' 'I certainly hope,' said my grandfather, ' that all the bulls will go to heaven; but do you think this will be the case with all the animal creation' 'Yes, certainly,' replied Mr Toplady, with great emphasis, ' all, all!" - Josiah Bull (recording a meeting with the great A. M. Toplady, author of "Rock of Ages" in "Memorials of the Rev. William Bull of Newport, Pagnel")
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14 January 2021 - 6:49 pm
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WOW! She continues to amaze us, she is so relaxed and comfortable. I am suuuuuper hoppy for you guys!

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14 January 2021 - 6:57 pm
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That is THE sweetest video ❤❤❤  The love there is amazing. Im so glad you are both doing well 🤗🐾❤

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14 January 2021 - 7:59 pm
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She is so pretty….and so comfy.  Good job of managing  the pain👍

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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I know that I am unbelievably lucky, and it is still early days, but this cat is showing no ill effects of having its leg amputated. She is a bit slower jumping on the chairs but that is it.

As she is twelve she does not rush around anyway, so I really do not think that she is putting pressure on the wound but she just potters round like she always does and only runs when she thinks she is going to get fed. 

She is eating normally, grooming normally, slapping her brother normally and she chooses to go outside to do her business, only going a few yards from the door then coming back in. 

She lets me touch the operation area and shows no sign of sensitivity (although I am obviously not pressing at all).

Here is a video of her just doing her mundane thing, never was a truer word said than “three legs and a spare”.  

  • "what shall be done for these innocents? I have been warned not even to raise the question of animal immortality, lest I find myself “in company with all the old maids”. I have no objection to the company" - C S Lewis (The Problem of Pain)
  • "Mr Toplady was touched by the cruelty of the scene, and exclaimed, ' Who could bear to see that sight, if there were not to be some compensation for these poor suffering animals in a future state' 'I certainly hope,' said my grandfather, ' that all the bulls will go to heaven; but do you think this will be the case with all the animal creation' 'Yes, certainly,' replied Mr Toplady, with great emphasis, ' all, all!" - Josiah Bull (recording a meeting with the great A. M. Toplady, author of "Rock of Ages" in "Memorials of the Rev. William Bull of Newport, Pagnel")
  • "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God" Luke 12:6


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16 January 2021 - 11:53 am
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Wow! She looks fantastic! They really are amazing,  aren’t they? Thank you for sharing,  I’m really tickled that everything is going so well ❤

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