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It’s Scout’s last day with all 4 legs.  Tomorrow morning I’ll be dropping her off for surgery and thanks to the Tripawds community I’m a lot less stressed about it.  I am staying positive and assuming that everything will be perfectly fine.  The tumor has been so aggressive it’s as if I watch it grow real time.  Every day it looks bigger and I know Scout can’t wait for it to be gone.

Scout’s oncologist was insistent that Scout remain confined with limited jumping for the first 2 weeks of recovery.  Confinement is somewhat of an issue in a loft space where the only closing doors are to the pantry and bathroom, neither of which are pleasant to stay in for 2 weeks.  I have settled on a tent option.  My very best cat lady friend gave me this idea when I was looking for confinement options for a kitchen and bathroom renovation and it should work well for this.  Side note: kitchen and bathroom renovations have been canceled for obvious reasons.

The tent option allows her light and fresh air with plenty of room for me to join her in it for cuddles.  I’ll be staying home with her for the first week but will unfortunately have to return to work the following week.  I’ll have a pet sitter checking in on her at lunchtime (I work too far away from home to do it myself) and I’ll feel better knowing she isn’t cooped up in a stuffy bathroom.

I began setting up the tent today so that she could be with it before it’s just some weird thing she’s trapped in when she comes home.  Good news is she’s going into it on her own.  I’ve got the door open so she can wander in an out of it and I’m going to serve her dinner in it tonight to try to associate it with more good things.  I have some more blankets to fill it with so it smells even more like home and then it will be ready.  Wish her luck tomorrow.  I’m just hoping she doesn’t have to suffer too much. I LOVE HER SO MUCH!



§48 · April 11, 2018 · Uncategorized · (9 comments) ·

9 Comments to “Day before the big day”

  1. Purrkins says:

    This is Scouts last day with that sore leg! New beginnings less pain! Remember this is for Scout it is a choice leg or life, and you are choosing her life. Hold onto that!

    I am so happy to see she is in the tent less scary when she comes home and as long as your there with her she will be fine.

    The first week is the hardest glad to hear you can be home the first week! The second-week let’s get there first and see how the first week goes, but If at all possible I would suggest someone staying with her more than for lunch break. Something to think on anyway.

    Scout, you got this girl! We look forward to seeing your new onesies and your new hop in a few days.

    We are with you both and will be thinking of you let us know when you hear all went well, and Scout is in recovery, please!
    Holly & Purrkins❤️

  2. paws120 says:

    Keeping all fingers, toes, and paws crossed for you. Holding you in my thoughts. You’re gonna rock this Scout!!
    Jackie and Huck ❤️

  3. benny55 says:

    Snug as can be! I love how perfectly content Scout is in her “cat cave”.

    You are doing what MUST be done to alleviate her pain. Recovery can be ruff, but once you see her sparkle come back bigger and brighter than before it will all be worth it.

    We’re all right by your side sending positive energy !

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too

  4. arynzmuse says:

    The tent looks amazing!!! I’m wishing you guys the best.

  5. Purrkins says:

    Just wanted you to know we were thinking of you and Scout!
    Hugs, Holly & Purrkins❤️

    • scoutkitty says:

      Thank you! I don’t know how we would have handled this without the support and helpful tips from this community 🙂 The onesie tip is turning out to be a lifesaver!

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