Steve had trip to the vet today. It was the first trip since her initial post adoption wellness visit that was not an emergency trip or a visit related to her gastrointestinal troubles! Today was a visit for her annual exam and regular vaccines and boy did it feel good!
We saw Dr Sarah, the veterinarian who assisted in her amputation surgery and who figured how to find the sweet spot between constipation and diarrhea. Dr Sarah said that Steve looked the best she’s ever seen her! She said she was finally at a healthy weight, her coat was thick and shiny, and her eyes were bright!! Dr Sarah also said that it was really nice to have a visit with Steve that was so easy! She was very careful about where to place Steve’s vaccines in case of vaccine associated sarcoma. I told her that I was aware of the danger, and that I appreciated her concern, but that I wouldn’t be overwhelmed or even scared to go through another amputation. I’m confident in my abilities to care for a double amputee cat or a cat in a cart, and I’m confident in Steve’s ability to overcome anything thrown her way. I am very glad to have a veterinarian who is conscious of the risks, especially in a cat who is already an amputee.
Steve’s one year ampuversary is in one month, on August 15th. I look at pictures from when she first came to live with us, and she definitely looked like a skinny, ratty, roughed up cat. I always thought that after she had healed from surgery she looked great. I guess she has just been improving a little bit every day, except for the minor trauma she went through with the GI troubles.
On a very different note, we have a single A short season minor league baseball team in our area. Their Bark in the Park game is this Thursday. Since Steve can’t go to represent Tripawds, Yorrick will be wearing Steve’s Tripawds bandanna and will be proudly representing his sister and all of Tripawds nation!!