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Re: Percy


You're right Zem.  And Theresa, I am so terribly sorry about your friend.
She must be inconsolable.  What an awful ordeal.

On 9/14/07, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> No, you certainly don't, Theresa.  I learned that years ago when I had
> cancer.  I think that any brush with the tenuousness of life is a reminder
> that everything is subject to change without notice.
> zem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Theresa W" <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 8:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Percy
>
>
> > Poor thing. I'm sure he'll be ok in the end.  You have a good heart to
> do
> > everything you have for him.  I guess I have an extra tender heart
> today,
> > as I just learned that a childhood friend lost her first baby- full
> term,
> > stillborn for who knows what reason.  Just breaks my heart. Take good
> care
> > of all the creatures (2 and 4 legged) that you love- you just never know
> > how good you have it or how long it will last.
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> >> I picked him up from the vet this afternoon.  She suggested I try to
> >> slowly reintroduce him to the colony since he is now "different."  You
> >> should have seen the look on his face with his blue Elizabethan collar
> in
> >> place.  I must say I was thoroughly cursed by him.  At any rate I have
> >> put him in Otis's huge (and now unused) crate with his own food, water
> >> and litter box.  He is in the middle of all the other cats, but nobody
> >> can bother him until he is a little more sure of himself.  I'll
> probably
> >> keep him corralled until his stitches and collar come off in two weeks.
> >> I'm going to give him his antibiotic and pain medicine now.
> >> zem
> >> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <silverhawk@flash.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 9:25 AM
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Percy
> >>
> >>
> >>> Ohhhhh...I'm so sorry to hear that Zem.  My vet has a three-legged cat
> >>> named "Tripod" and I have a friend who also had to do that to their
> cat.
> >>> It was an outside cat and it was on the roof and tried to jump from
> the
> >>> gutter of the house to a tree and got it's leg caught in the space
> >>> between the roof and gutter (gutter was in need of repair I would say)
> >>> and was hanging upside down with a broken leg.  Poor baby.  But after
> >>> the amputation, they both get around just fine.  Tripod is an awesome
> >>> cat.
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
> >>>  Thanks, you all. I'm sure he'll do fine. His best friend is Fleur,
> and
> >>> she
> >>> has never missed have four operable legs. He'll be relieved, I'm sure,
> >>> to
> >>> no longer lugging around that heavy cast.
> >>> zem
> >>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans"
> >>> To:
> >>> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 6:31 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Percy
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> I've read some remarkable stories about how well they can adapt to a
> >>>> missing
> >>>> limb, but I do hate it for him and for you. Thank goodness he is an
> >>>> indoor
> >>>> baby. Poor lil' ol Percy! And poor Zem's bank account!
> >>>>
> >>>> On 9/13/07, Kitty wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Oh, I am so sorry for the little guy and you. I suppose it will take
> >>>>> some
> >>>>> time getting used to losing the leg, but he'll adapt, but what a
> >>>>> shame.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Kitty
> >>>>> neIN, Zone 5
> >>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>>> From: "Zemuly Sanders"
> >>>>> To: "gardenchat"
> >>>>> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 5:59 PM
> >>>>> Subject: [CHAT] Percy
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> >I took Percy to have his leg checked today. The vet called and said
> >>>>> the
> >>>>> >leg
> >>>>> > was not healing properly at the point where the skin had been
> >>>>> broken. He
> >>>>> > suggested amputation was the best route to follow in this case, so
> >>>>> > that
> >>>>> is
> >>>>> > what was done. I had to also consider the cost factor, and
> >>>>> > amputation
> >>>>> at
> >>>>> > $800
> >>>>> > was less than half the cost of having the ankle "pinned" and
> >>>>> frozen in
> >>>>> > place.
> >>>>> > In addition pinning was not going to be guaranteed because of the
> >>>>> > large
> >>>>> > open
> >>>>> > wound. At any rate, Percy will be fine since he never goes outside
> >>>>> > anyway.
> >>>>> > I'm sorry he has been through such an ordeal, and I'm sorry it's
> >>>>> > costing
> >>>>> > me so
> >>>>> > much! We will both adapt, I'm sure. I will pick him up tomorrow
> >>>>> > afternoon.
> >>>>> > zem
> >>>>> >
> >>>>> >
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> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Pam Evans
> >>>> Kemp TX
> >>>> zone 8A
> >>>>
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> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Jesse R. Bell
> >>>
> >>> "All that we are is a result of what we have thought."  -  Buddha
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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  • References:
    • Re: Percy
      • From: Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net>
    • Re: Percy
      • From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>
    • Re: Percy
      • From: Theresa W <tchessie1@sbcglobal.net>
    • Re: Percy
      • From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zemuly@comcast.net>

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