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Rory's Journey

Rory, Tuxedo Cat, battles forepaw tumor with amputation

Rory's Journey


February 8th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hello.  My name is  Rory and I am a tuxedo short haired male cat, aged 9 1/2 years.  I have a fraternal twin named CeeCee, also a short hair tuxedo.  Two days ago I had my left forepaw amputated due to a very aggressive, but apparently localized, “extramedullary plasmocytoma”.  I’ll provide some of my backfill in subsequent posts.  Mom didn’t want to start this blog until she knew I’d be around to help her!

Mom, a kind and wonderful (ahem, she MADE me say that!) woman named Diann, is typing this up for me, since even when I was fourpawd, I never really could handle keyboards.

I just got  home today.  CeeCee got dropped off for boarding for 2-4 days so I can have some peace.  We do love each other but she likes to start things, especially when I’m doing the Elizabethian Collar thing.

Rory in 2013.

Rory in 2013.

Give Mom a little time and she’ll find a cuddly photo of me with my twin, pre-surgery.  Can I admit she’s rather disorganized?

Mom actually took a photo of my tumor on January 29th.  It was much worse by Feb 6th, the date I was taken in to those obnoxious vet people.  Although this time when Mom relinquished me, I was so used to them vet folk that I wasn’t trembling.

Grew faster than grass...

Grew faster than grass…  That’s an ulcer at the bottom.  No, not Mom’s fingers.

More later.  Backfill and fore(paw) fill later.  I will say there were lots of major concerns, and several choices before this happened.  Right now though, Mom and I need some quality time…


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4 Comments so far ↓

  • tinav323

    Welcome to the family Rory and Diann!

    You are a handsome kitty. My girl Smore also had her front leg removed. You will be amazed at how well Rory does with just 3 legs. If the collar is troubkesome, as it was for Smore, consider buying a shirt fornhim. I used a dog shirt since Smore was so little, but other amputees have used onesies. There are also inflatable collars that give the cat more roo, to move. Mona the cat used those.

    Let us know if you need amy advice or support! I know it’s scary at first, but you’re in the right place! Rory will be just fine.

    – Tina and Smore

  • jerry

    Hey Rory welcome! I’m so glad you have a blog so we can share your story with other TriKitties and their humans.

    Tell your Mom she is doing GREAT with the blog. Not disorganized at all!

  • rorycat

    Thanks everyone. Right now Rory is doing a lot of resting!!!

  • weluvoscar

    Welcome! This is a great group for support and information.

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