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The Beginning of our Journey

On January 16th, I took Selina in to our vet because she had been limping for about 4 or 5 days. It hadn’t been any longer, but it wasn’t getting better. We were concerned she had a sprain and wanted to get it checked out.  As soon as our vet felt her leg, she knew it wasn’t a sprain, and took an xray. I was given the news that the only way to save Selina’s life was amputation, and I was referred to a surgeon. Whatever what causing the issue in her leg had deterriorated the bone rapidly, and we were to basically keep her “grounded.” Her name is Catwoman! She heard that she was not allowed to climb or jump, and while she hadn’t done either in several days, as soon as we got home, she went upstairs, and climbed up the climber before I could remove it! It was removed, and she pouted. Surgury was scheduled for January 21st, as a tumor was confirmed.

Surgery went great!  The tumor had destroyed her tibia, so she had been hobbling on her fibula.

Yesterday, we got her stitches removed, but there is still some scabbing, so she is still has to wear her cone. We also got the results from the biopsy. It was a very aggressive form of osteosarcoma. However, there is no sign of any spreading!  The surgeon’s concern is that Selina is the youngest cat she has seen with osteosarcoma, and with it being so aggressive, her suggestion is to follow up with an oncologist, just to have everything check out. So, we last night we breathed a sigh of relief that our fur baby is cancer free! But, I do have a call into the oncologist so we can keep working on her healing.

 

6 Comments »

  1. admin Said,

    February 6, 2019@ 1:48 am      Reply

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  2. paws120 Said,

    February 6, 2019@ 11:07 am      Reply

    Hi and welcome!
    How old is Selina? I am so glad she is recovering well post surgery. I am sorry that she had cancer, you are doing all the right things for her!
    Would love to see a picture, and will be watching to see how she does with the oncologist.

    Jackie and Huckleberry

    • catwoman Said,

      February 6, 2019@ 11:55 am      Reply

      She is 2.5, so young! I’m still learning this whole blog process, but I will get pictures up! 🙂

  3. jerry Said,

    February 6, 2019@ 8:42 pm      Reply

    Jumping for joy over there that you started Selina’s blog, thank you Lynn! We are sending lots of love for a fast, speedy recovery. She’s gonna rock this Tripawd thing and kick cancer’s butt, I can tell! 🙂

    • catwoman Said,

      February 9, 2019@ 7:13 pm      Reply

      I’m hopeful!

  4. Becca Swick Said,

    February 7, 2019@ 12:58 am      Reply

    I’m glad Selina is doing better. Give her a sritch from me. I know you’ll keep me updated when I see you at work.
    Becca


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