I’m so sorry that it has taken so long to get back to this!! My intention when I started his Blog was to keep everyone updated each day of his recovery. Alas, life took over. Sooo . . .
Lucky did exceptionally well at recovery! His bruise healed quickly and so did the rest of him! He didn’t use a cone of shame but didn’t bother his incision site hardly at all. As I started thinking about his being alone the second week of recovery due to my returning to work, I began thinking about using the Vetmedwear recovery suit for amputees that I had gotten him. Needless to say, having been “free” of all restraints for almost a week, he freaked out!!! He rolled around on the floor, and began to shake at which time my husband made me take it off of him. I think he would have done much better if we had put him in it as soon as he came home the night of surgery. The only reason I didn’t was that I wanted to monitor his incision and the suit covers it up. Ah – live and learn. He did make it through his second week of recovery with no incidences of bothering the incision!!
At 10 days post surgery he got a green light from the surgeon with instructions to keep him on the Gabapentin for another couple of weeks. He has resumed his normal activity, running and playing with his siblings and the older cats. He jumps up on furniture, jumps down, and has even learned to jump up on some new items!!! My “Little Man” has no fear but I hold my breath everytime he jumps down off of something.
He currently is being weaned off of the Gabapentin. I’m watching carefully for any signs of pain or even phantom pain. My recovery cuddle bug doesn’t cuddle anymore but he climbs onto the bed and curls up against me each and every night!!
Tripawds is absolutely the best source of information and support for anyone facing the experience of having a tripawd animal. I can’t say enough about the site or its’ members. This was definitely a God send for me!! Thank you to all of you!! I will keep you informed as to how Lucky continues to grow and develop!!!