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Maceo Cat's Cancer Journey

Sep 19

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Well, the days just fly by! Maceo is now two weeks and three days post-op, and could not be doing better.

He is so much happier without his tumor; it really doesn’t seem to matter if he has the arm or not. He clearly doesn’t feel “disabled” in any way, as evidenced by his territorial chasing of our neighbor’s cat (luckily for the neighbor cat, Maceo was on a leash at the time!!), professional-grade eating, and various jumps and runs throughout the house.

He is a happy, purry guy and has not been on any pain meds since he got his staples out on Tuesday 9/12/17. He had been tapering the meds sharply before that, ย and we even forgot to administer them on two occasions. Didn’t seem to affect him at all.

He’s now a free cat! Well, still on his mushroom protocol, but he’s more or less used to that by now.

His fur is showing some early signs of growth, but the area still looks pretty bare right now. We’ve let him run free, even though he’s so adorable with the tripawd t-shirts!

We are SO SO happy we opted for the route of treatment. He is happy and enjoying great quality of life. That’s what counts!

The surgeon even confirmed that he believes (and the lab tests show) that he got “margins,” albeit in some places only a few millimeters around the tumor (rather than the customary 5 cm!).

So, we are happy as can be and have been able to relax for the first time in 6+ weeks (since the cancer was discovered).

Definitely keeping up with the supplements, however.

Here are some pictures of our strong guy!



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3 comments so far

  1. Purrkins
    3:06 am - 9-19-2017

    Maeco you look fantastic buddy!! Susan you did great on all of his little outfits!! Yaaay on the margins. I see now what you meant on his incision thats a good size & purrfect to cute to care! YES! Couple of months his fur will be covering that up!! It took Purrkins 4 months to grow his fur back after the amp. Keep it up buddy you are a Tripawd Rockstar coming out of this surgery !! I am so happy to see this update thank you for letting us know how Maeco is doing!! You guys were on my mind! He is doing FANTATSTIC he is happy and of course he has a QUALITY of life!! He is back to being a kitty & has wonderful paw parents!! So happy for you all!!!!
    Give those kitties both chin scratches from us!
    Holly & Purrkins โค๏ธ

  2. benny55
    8:55 pm - 9-19-2017

    MACEO!!! Soooooo CUTE!!! You really know how to work the camera sweet boy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    This update and precious pictures have me grinning ear to ear non stop!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for letting us know how well things are going! ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s such an inspiration for anyone starting this journey!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  3. Super Stu!
    1:20 am - 9-21-2017

    Oh, you are so very handsome in your shirts there Mateo! You could be a Tripawd Kitty Model for sure! You have a brilliant attitude pal, we can see that in your eyes! Well done!
    Lots of cuddles to your boys!
    Sloppy kisses from Stewie๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿพ
    & all the very best from his adoring pack,
    Petra, Paul, & his feline siblings, Mr. Spike, Chester Molester & Miss Lily ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ.

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