Steve’s Wellness Visit

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!!

Steve chillaxing at the vet this afternoon. She purred almost the entire time.
Steve chillaxing at the vet this afternoon. She purred almost the entire time.

Author: stevethetripawdlady

Born and raised in Upstate NY and a volunteer at Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in Menands, NY. That's where Steve came from. Remember, Steve is a girl!

5 thoughts on “Steve’s Wellness Visit”

  1. GREAT NEWS! Cannot believe it’s been almost a year! CONGRATULATIONS SWEET STEVE!

    And you do look very fit and healthy in your photo.

    That was very nice of Yorrick to represent you and the tripawd heroes. THANK YOU YORRICK!

    Would love to see a photo!

    Keep on keeping on Steve!


    Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle!

  2. Steve you were purring at the vet’s office? You ARE a good kitty! Glad you got a great report card, you sure are looking fabulous.

    I can’t wait to see photos of Yorrick flying the Tripawd flag! Be sure to post some.

  3. Sadly, I got really sick a few days before the baseball game and missed it 🙁

    Yorrick and I did make it out to a BBQ competition on Saturday night, but the Tripawds bandanna only lasted on him for a few seconds due to the heat and his excitement! BBQ competition plus hound dog …. yeah. One of the competitors gave him some free pork belly. He was a happy dog!

    We’re doing a transport on Thursday for a local rescue, northern NJ to Upstate NY. I’d love to get the bandanna on Yorrick for some pictures in the car and on the road!

    I’m just as stunned as you guys are that it’s almost a year for Steve! It just flew by!! Thanks to Tripawds nation for a great first year!! 🙂 <3

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