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Freya's tale

Our journey starts with a single step on three legs

Still going strong

Filed under: cat,three legged — mschelleau at 9:39 pm on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Freya in her new bed in her new house. I have been adding up the time and it is coming up to 5 years since Freya developed her cancer. The day to day reality of a kitty tripod has become the norm and I want to […]

All is well in the land of the three legged three years and three months on

Filed under: cat,three legged — mschelleau at 12:47 am on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Well, not a lot to report (which is fantastic) but thought I would do a quick update. It is now 3 years and 3 months (nearly, but the alliteration was too much not to go for in the title) post amputation for Freya and she will […]

Life is good

Filed under: amputation,cat,three legged — mschelleau at 10:40 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015

It is coming up to three years since I found that lump on Freya’s leg. Three years. And I have to say – amidst the confusion of diagnosis and panic and despair  – amputation was the best decision and started a journey that continues to this day, and hopefully for many more. I can only […]

A year (and more ie 14 months) on and all is well

Filed under: cat,three legged — mschelleau at 1:28 am on Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hi all It has been such a long time since I posted – I can only but apologise and say that life became a maelstrom of activity. But to the important stuff – Freya is well and happy albeit…. it must be admitted …. a bit too rotund for a tripod kitty. After the amputation […]

Day 3 AA

Filed under: amputation,cat,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 10:21 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2012  Tagged , , , ,

Well, last night wasn’t quite as easy as the night before. Not necessarily because of the amputation but because when I went to go to sleep Freya had somehow managed to extend herself across almost the full width of the mattress. So I was mostly contorted, but that is something we cat owners know about. […]

Day 2 AA

Filed under: amputation,cat,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 10:27 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2012  Tagged , , , ,

Today Freya managed to get around some more, she had a solid movement (oh joy) and has taken her required doses of painkiller and antibiotics.  The antibiotics in particular feel like a win – she doesn’t take them orally at all well and so I sneak them into some of her food (strong smelling fish […]

Photos and more photos

Filed under: amputation,cat,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 11:05 am on Saturday, December 22, 2012  Tagged , , ,

I’ve gone and inserted photos into my earlier posts. Now for some reason they are too big on the post to see all of the photo but if you click on the photo it will take you to a full size version. I hope they convey a little of the lovely cat she is. I […]

Freya Date – Day 1 AA (After Amputation)

Filed under: amputation,cat,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 10:15 pm on Friday, December 21, 2012  Tagged , , , ,

Well, I’m calling it Day One. Day One After Amputation. Today, 21 December 2012, I picked Freya up at the vet’s in the afternoon. After a hefty bill was paid (come on down pet insurance people!! Show me the money!! Wait – mixed metaphors there – who cares!) and pain killer prepared and antibiotics obtained […]

Surgery and Survival

Filed under: amputation,cat,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 3:31 am on Friday, December 21, 2012  Tagged , , ,

We lay on the bed together that morning. I was reading – Freya was sleeping. I turned a page and Freya scratched an ear … with a left hind foot. I stared. Part of me, the flippant ‘hide your pain’ part of me was all ‘enjoy that while it lasts’. Another part was quietly weeping inside. Not […]

Anxiety and Amputation

Filed under: amputation,cat,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 2:13 am on Friday, December 21, 2012

Tears. Fears. Hope. Despair. Worry. Right. Wrong. Up. Down. World. Ending. Accept. Calm. Rational. Logical. More tears. More fears. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. ………… Then, the day is here.

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