Sunday, January 3, 2010
Happy new year to all of Bella's online friends! All the encouraging comments and sweet thoughts continue to amaze me. There aren't a lot of resources out there for the owners of feline amputees, so the support of other pet lovers online has been a huge comfort to us.
I don't have much news about Bella's mobility to post. She is still having a lot of difficulty walking, and now she's starting to get irked when we try to move her from one location to another for feeding time. I know she's always liked to be autonomous, but it makes things a lot easier if she eats when the other cats eat. Now she lets out an annoyed mew whenever we pick her up to move her. She's always plenty happy once she's placed in front of a plate of food, though!
I posted on the forums at HandicappedPets.com to see if anyone had any advice for our situation, and several people suggested massaging her stump to help stimulate the nerve endings there. She doesn't seem to mind it, so I figure it can't hurt anything. Here's hoping that 2010 improves rapidly for our girl and she starts walking and running again soon!