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Just had our 2 Week Check Up

2 weeks post amputation and the vet has given us a gold star!! Although there was a bit of a kidney issue that required at home IV fluids daily, the vet was very happy with the progress my little man is making.

In fact it was that evening he started jumping on the bed by himself again! Since then he has been making so much progress, even back in his scratching tree!

Now, we are experiencing a bit of withdrawals from all the meds he’s been on for the last two months. But all in all I am one exstatic Momma. The last two months have been excruciating and I am just so grateful that my doodlebug is on the mend.

Meet my Doodlebug

Meet my Doodlebug. The first picture was taken back in December 2021 before I went on vacation for Christmas. The second is from February 2022, 10 days post surgery.

I returned from my vacation to find a large mass on the inside of his leg. After going to the vet and having a biopsy done, we discovered it was a sarcoma.

Making the decision to amputate was one of the hardest things I’ve done. To make such a decision for an animal to whom you can’t ask their permission or opinion is heartbreaking. This surely has been a hard short journey so far.

Today, 10 days post op he is finally starting to use the litterbox, eat and drink all by himself now. He can even climb his stairs to get into bed too!

Please feel free to ask questions or reach out if you’ve been through this before. I have found that the vets I have experienced have not been quite as informative as I would have preferred.

Love from the Doodlebug


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