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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Karma is doing very well 4 days after surgery!

Karma is such a sweet and loving kitty.  As I type this, she is laying next to me, purring and rubbing on my leg.  What surprises me is that she has been this way since she came to me.  One week ago, I brought her home, two weeks after she was hit by a car.

She is 6 months old and her size is a benefit.  She has less weight to carry around so it is putting less stress on her bones.  She weighed 4 pounds 3 ounces one week ago.  We have not weighed her since then.  She came to me emaciated but we want to put more weight on her to get her to a healthy weight.

She has been walking around like a cat who had not been hit by a car.  She has been jumping on the couch and jumping down, even though I have made up a little ramp for her.  She doesn't want to use it-even though I have been trying to get her to.

This morning, I saw her run for a few seconds while chasing a toy but I think she stopped because she realized it was too much for her body.  I just wish she would realize that jumping is hard on her!

The vet told me that being active is key to her recovery.  The more she walks around, the better.  We put her in a cage at night so our other cats don't try to tackle her or jump on her while playing and so we don't roll over her or kick her while we sleep.

The vet is amazed at how well she is doing.  She is touching down with her leg, even though the vet said that some cats don't do that for a week or two.  She was walking the morning after her surgery!  She is doing very, very well.

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