3 Month Ampuversary!

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Mings 3 Month Ampuversary!

3 months ago today I was picking Ming up from the vet after his leg was amputated. 3 months later and he is amazing! He’s still the friendliest cat you’ll meet, he still enjoys running and climbing and he still enjoys playing with his favourite toys.

I will admit though, the first few weeks were very hard. I even thought at one point if leg amputation really was the best for him. It was difficult watching such an energetic and playful cat just lay there and do nothing all day. Everyone kept trying to tell me it’ll get better, which I knew, but that still doesn’t mean it wasn’t hard to watch. Weeks went on and he just didn’t want to do anything. He suffered terribly from suspected phantom pains which didn’t stop until his stitches came out. Out of nowhere he would just freak out and hiss at nothing. You never knew when it would happen. He still wanted attention and cuddles though which made me realise he was okay and just needed quite a bit of time.

About one month after his amputation he started to become much more active. He started playing with his little mice toys around the house and would chase one of those mice on a stick toys. He always follows us around the house and wants to watch whatever we are doing. Noticing the little changes with him made me feel much better about my decision. He was becoming the original Ming again. I know he needed time to rest and heal, the same as a person would if they had an amputation.

Even though we are 3 months in, he still has his struggles. Sometimes when he gets too excited he can lose his balance and fall over. Which he just gets back up and keeps going. I wasn’t expecting him to get used to it within a couple of months. Every day he is getting better and better and I am very happy with the decision I made to get his leg amputated.

With the sun out his favourite thing to do is lay in the shade outside! (We are with him outside, he can’t go far!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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3 thoughts on “3 Month Ampuversary!”

  1. Marvelous Ming! Hoppy Ampuversary! Three is the magic number and you are workin’ the Tripawd magic like nopawdy’s business.

    I’m so glad you had a full recovery, and now your parents can go on to show others that there IS hope after an amputation recommendation. We love knowing that you are catching sunbeams and living life as you want, thank you for the terrific update. We hope to see more of your adventures!

  2. Congratulations Ming! Thank you for sharing! My dog is at a Day 4 after amputation. I have not seen a phantom pain episode yet. I am a little nervous about that!! I am looking forward to 3 months !! Ming gives us hope!

    1. I hope your dog has a speedy recovery! I am glad Ming is able to bring hope to others who are in the same boat as he was 🙂 As for the phantom pains, the vet hadn’t actually seen anything like that and weren’t too sure if they were phantom pains. So don’t get too worried about them! They were prepared to do a CT scan if they didn’t stop but because they did stop after his stitches came out, they believe it to possibly be phantom pains! I am not a professional or know much about it but from my experience, if there is something a bit off, do take your dog to the vet just in case 🙂 Good luck with your recovery and I would love to hear more later down the road!

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