Prosthetics for Patches (kitten)

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Raised by 54 people in 41 months
I first laid my eyes on Patches the day she came into the Humane Society of the North Bay in Vallejo California. We were told that her legs were cut off by a weed wacker by accident. At first I couldn't look at her cuz I was so upset, so day 2 I held her and just IMMEDIATELY fell in love. Everyone that meets her falls in love immediately. We are headed to UC Davis Veterinarian School on Thursday July 23rd for a consultation (which will be $165) to see what sort of prosthetics, etc they can do for her. Because she does walk on her 'nubs' half the time they do bleed . she has also been known to walk on her front feet and raised her back legS. Thus the reason for going to one of the best veterinarian schools around & in our area.

Patches is 3 months old and has a long road ahead of her. I was quoted X-rays to be around $300 and that's all I know at this point prior to the appointment.

I knew adopting her there would be added expenses however I was blown away by the initial consultation of $165. as all of you who have pets know you'll do anything and everything for your fur babies. and she is no exception!!

I know you are wondering and I just want to say that she DOES run, walk, and play just like a normal cat. She knows no different about her back feet missing , with the exception of when she wants to scratch up by her head she's unable to do that. I have taught her how to shake which is absolutely adorable. I will keep you posted on progress once we get to the appointment on Thursday.


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Update on Little Miss Patches. She is doing much much better and Still Remains Fearless. By this I mean I came home the other night to find her atop my bed. Here's a picture of her and her sister today loving on each other.
Room for 2!
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Had a bit of a scare the other morning with my fearless and adventurous little Miss Patches.

I moved my mattress and box spring and had it leaning up against the wall. I went to do an errand and came home and she was on top of it, so I took her down and told her "no", then we all went to bed.

Sometime the next morning she snuck out of the bedroom and I think climbed up there and jumped down because her one nubs was bleeding and she came into the bedroom and she was crying, and favoring it. Not that she would put a lot of pressure on her nubs in general, however, she won't put any pressure on it.

I gave her some pain medication left over from her brothers procedure and she's starting to get a little comfortable.

But boy I feel terrible and sorry for her!!! Hopefully she'll take a nap and feel better. I'm keeping a good eye on her!

There are pictures on her Facebook page... from her little makeshift hospital bed, her sister visiting her, and patches taking a nap however she would keep nudging to be close to her sister. She literally fell asleep with her paw on her sister's head
Sister, Lady T concerned about Patches
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Latest update... Little Miss patches has been doing absolutely awesome. She is jumping from the sofa landing on her front feet and she's actually using her stubs and letting me touch them more. I used a laser the other day and she just ran ran ran trying to catch that thing.

But the update is on the Prosthetics. I'd seen a video online about a gentleman (Derrick Campana, CO
Director of Orthotics at Animal Ortho Care in Virginia).
that is doing amazing thing with animals and prosthetics. I emailed him this weekend and this was his response:

Thank you for the information. Unfortunately, it looks like the amputation levels are too high to make safe, functional prosthetic devices. For cats, i need at least 1 inch below the level of the hock/tarsus. I wish that were not the case. Sorry and good luck.

Thank you Mr. Derrick Campana for your prompt response and wonderful insight. Keep on doing the wonderful work that you are!!
www.animalorthocare.com
Snug as a bug!
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Well it appears that little Miss patches is such a big girl now. LOL she would sit on the sofa with. me and look up at the back and see her brothers and sisters hanging out looking out the window then one day she decides she's going to get up there she literally used her back legs to jump off of my chest to get up there. I was so amazed as I never thought she would actually jump. But then again this little kitty has surprised me in so many ways of things that she'll do.
Big girl able to jump on back of sectional and look out window like brothers and sisters!
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Beverly Norman
10 months ago

So glad to hear she's doing well. You are an inspiration to all of us.

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Lynne Andresevic
38 months ago

AWESOME!

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Angela Maxwell
33 months ago
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"Hutch" always keeps his word. The Bunny Hutch Boutique and CLIMATES-Rescue will support "Patches" every STEP (too punny) of the way!

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Carolyn Stacy
33 months ago
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Keep up your courage, baby. Soon everything will get straightened out and you will be dancing. We love and pray for you.

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Carolyn Stacy
34 months ago

Good Luck Sweet Girl ❤❤ We pray for you and mama daily. Get well soon Sweety Puss. We love you so much.

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Anonymous
34 months ago
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Carolyn Stacy
35 months ago

Love you baby. Be happy.

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Carolyn Stacy
35 months ago

Keep getting better sweet girl. You are so beautiful

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Carolyn Stacy
35 months ago

Keep getting well, sweetiepie. We all love you!

DR
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Deborah Randolph
36 months ago

My kisses and prayers always for Patches. Bless you Balinda !

Beverly Norman
10 months ago

So glad to hear she's doing well. You are an inspiration to all of us.

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Lynne Andresevic
38 months ago

AWESOME!

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