One Hop at a Time

Steve is home from the hospital for the night. Tomorrow we have an appointment with the specialist who is performing her surgery. The receptionist I made her appointment with said that her surgery will probably be Wednesday.ย She had x rays and bloodwork done today to prep her for surgery. One of the technicians said that she was good for her bloodwork but was having none of the x rays!

I’ve heard from a lot of the staff how sweet and awesome Steve is. They all really love her and I think they’ve been spoiling her a little extra! The overnight tech last night sent me a picture of her!

I’m still a little scared but I’m trying not to get overwhelmed. I’m just taking it all one step (or hop) at a time. I picked her up from the hospital this afternoon and got discharge instructions for tonight and tomorrow morning. Tomorrow we go to the specialist and ask all of the questions we have on our minds. Maybe Steve comes home after that. Maybe not, but we’ll go from there.

At the end of the week, Saturday, is Steve’s 2nd Gotcha Day. I’m looking forward to that. I hope she doesn’t have to celebrate it in the hospital, but really, I’ll just be grateful that she gets to celebrate it at all!

Do you see the poo? Do you see her stump?!
I think her pelvis looks normal… She looks fat though!
This is her “I don’t feel great” hiding spot

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!

6 thoughts on “One Hop at a Time”

  1. I know this is such a stressful time and I wish we could help. We are all here for you and sending really good positive energy.

    Steve is so lucky to have you as her forever home! She knows what love and care feel like, that’s for sure! She knows she won the kitty lottery with you!

    You are doing everything possible for Steve and that’s all we, as humans, can do. I hope you get all your questions answered tomorrow in a way that can make you feel more comfortable with your decision, whatever that may be.

    Even a picture of Steve “hiding” shows a very pretty kitty….perhaps just a little miffed at having her picture taken, but still very pretty!

    Update us when you can. We know you have a lot on your plate. Remember, Steve isn’t worried about a thing!! We humans do plenty of that!

    Sending love…

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  2. I’m so sorry Steve is having a hard time at the moment.
    It’s great that she has a pawrent who will help her fight this. I will be hoping for her tomorrow, that everything goes well and that she can celebrate her Gotcha day at home with her family.
    Leila and Emily (and Milo)

  3. Oh, man, that looks uncomfortable! Poor Steve kitty! No wonder she is hanging out in her “I don’t feel great” spot ๐Ÿ™

    Of course you are anxious! Taking it one hop at a time is all you can do. Focus on the now and not the future. Except maybe to visualize Steve home for her 2nd gotcha day ๐Ÿ™‚

    All Lucky 13 paws crossed here for a successful outcome!

    Martha, Codie Rae, and the OP

    1. 13 is my lucky number!! I’m going to remember your crossed paws whenever I start to feel overwhelmed during this process!

  4. Owww that looks so painful. Poor Steve!

    You are surrounded by so much love and pawsitivity. With the experience you’ve had with kitties and surgery, you know how to cope with whatever happens the next few days. And if you find yourself feeling weak, you know you can count on us for support OK?

    Hugs to all of you.

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