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Freya's tale

Our journey starts with a single step on three legs

Photos and more photos

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

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!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 […]

Freya Date – Day 1 AA (After Amputation)

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

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!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 – […]

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.

Specialists and Speculation

Filed under: amputation,cat,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 1:07 am on Friday, December 21, 2012  Tagged , , , ,

So, all seemed fine. The way ahead was clear. Observe and then act. But my vet said he’d like to consult with a veterinary specialist oncologist on management of Freya. OK thought I. No worries. Probably really good to get a specialist to give a second opinion. So, we took a lymph node sample, which […]

Discovery and Diagnosis

Filed under: amputation,Uncategorized — mschelleau at 12:48 am on Friday, December 21, 2012  Tagged , , , ,

You know how it is. Things seem fine and then out of the blue something catches the corner of your eye. But a brief trip down memory lane first. I first met Freya when she was three weeks old and brought into my workplace with her mother and the rest of her litter.  She was […]

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