Wednesday, October 11, 2017

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Thank you all for the purrs, barks, thoughts, and prayers for Astrid! Her surgery yesterday went very well. She had the tumor on her paw pad removed, as well as a quick dental cleaning since she was already under anesthesia. Though we anticipate the biopsy of the tumor to show benign growth, as the vet still believes it is a histiocytoma, we'll know for sure soon.

For now, though, this pup is resting.


The hardest part is that Astrid's walks and other activities will be reduced while her sutured paw heals. We'll be removing her bandage tomorrow, and after that we wait two weeks and then take her in for the removal of her sutures. For these next two weeks, Astrid will have to continue wearing her boot, especially when going outside. Luckily, she is already used to wearing a protective boot on the affected foot, as she has been wearing one since the stubborn tumor first made an appearance many moons ago.

Happy Wednesday!



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Our Artsy Fartsy Endeavor of the Day:




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Our Tip of the Day:
Our food talk continues today with a little something known as fiber. Fiber is a very important nutrient that, for one, aids in digestion for not only us humans but also kitties and pups. In terms of digestion, fiber can play more than one role. Depending on the circumstances and the particular type of fiber consumed, it can assist with both constipation and diarrhea. That's not all, though, as fiber can also play a beneficial role in weight loss. Fiber can make food more bulky, and in turn can help a kitty or pup feel full, which can then lead to less gorging and therefore aid in weight loss. Still, though, fiber's roles in a cat or dog's health does not end there. Studies have also indicated that high fiber diets can benefit those with diabetes, such as by helping to control blood sugar. For all of these reasons and more, be sure to educate yourself on your furbaby's health and diet, and of course discuss options with your veterinarian.

20 comments:

M Dawson said...

Astrid you will do great. I know the boot is a pain in the paw, just like ourHarvey's buster collar was, but you will prevail and walk tall really soon!

Get well soon!

Marjorie and the Dash Kitten Crew

Kinley Westie said...

Glad da surgery went well!

Marg said...

Oh Astrid, we are so glad you did well with the surgery. Won't be long now, and you can run and play. You all have a great day.

The Island Cats said...

We're glad all went well for Astrid. Now we're hoping for a good result.

Roby Sweet said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well! Hang in there, Astrid--you'll get that boot off soon enough. :)

Ann Adamus said...

Hi milady ... I can come by ... we'll do a "3-legged-race" ... er, I mean, I guess that'd be a 7-legged-race (my math skills are poor) while you heal. As they say, you can lean on me! What are friends for? Luv ya, grrrll!
Dougie Dog

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad that Astrid got through her surgery and dental fine. I will be praying the tumor is benign. I hope she heals quickly. Very nice art and excellent tip.

Eastside Cats said...

Still sending purrs that what the vet suspects turns out to be true! Astrid, keep your wounded paw safe! Love your endeavor today; I'm betting you could sell a version of that to every animal blogger out there!

Colehaus Cats said...

Yippee Astrid! We're still purring for you and hope your boot comes off soon.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

984 pawz crossed astrid that ya getz de best oh nooze N ewe can give that boot....de boot !! ☺☺♥♥♥

The Daily Pip said...

I'm glad the surgery went well and hope her recovery goes smoothly. I'm not sure Ruby would adjust so well to a boot.

Caren Gittleman said...

I am so sorry I missed yesterday's post. None of the blogs I subscribe to that use Feedburner to send their blog posts via email are coming.......so I found this in the Cat Blogosphere linkies. I am glad that all went well and pray that Astrid heals soon!!!!! Kisses to that sweet baby! DakotasDen

Anonymous said...

Happy Astrid has had that tumor removed and we're hoping it's just as everyone thinks - benign! I know she's happy to be home and resting in her own special spots!

Hugs, Teddy

Annie Bear said...

I'm sorry I didn't know about this. Not being able to blog very often causes me to miss important things unfortunately. I'm so glad that everything went well. I hope she recovers quickly and can walk without the boot very soon.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Poor baby! I'm so glad that's all behind you, Astrid!

Cathy Keisha said...

After the sutures are out, she won't have to worry about that foot anymore.

meowmeowmans said...

Astrid, we're so, so happy your surgery went well. Just a few weeks until your paw is all healed. We'll be purring and praying!

The Swiss Cats said...

We're glad the surgery went well ! Just a few weeks, and you'll be free from that boot in no time, Astrid ! Purrs

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Astrid we are glad your surgery went well. We have our paws crossed you get good news, healing purrs and lots of love from all of us.

Kitties Blue said...

Astrid, our mommy sends a huge kiss for that precious nose of yours, and we all send prayers, purrs and POTP. Way to score...get a dental done without another trip to the vet! Rest well sweet girly! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy