A couple of weeks ago our kitten, Ziggy, got attacked by a dog (unfortunately we didn’t see it. We have our suspicions about which dog, but just that, suspicions). He had bite wounds in his leg and belly and a broken leg and hip.
We should have had the leg amputated right then (could have saved ourselves a boatload of money), but we were feeling extremely emotional, especially my wife who would not stop blaming herself because it was her idea to allow the cats outside (no more). So we asked to ahve them try and save the leg, and while that went well for a while, the leg got an infection and it was very painful and uncomfortable for Ziggy.
So Friday we decided to have his right left leg amputated. And you know what? He is alrady acting like a kitten! He seems totally unaffected and purrs and eats and tries to jump up on the bed (we have to stop him of course, the stitches). So while previously it was very stressful day to day, we are now feeling so much better about our kitten. His stitches come out a week from this coming Thursday and then he can be with the other cats like a normal kitten!
As required here is a picture of Ziggy at 2 months old (he is now 6 months old):
And here is a picture of Ziggy (on the right) with his best bud, Mr. Burns: