Post # 17
Thank you so much for your responses!!
To answer some questions, he is not in any pain which is great. If he was, we wouldn’t prolong his life. He is only three and otherwise healthy so he has a good 10 years of life left. We have an old cookie tray wih litter in his room but ihe doesn’t use it consistently. I’m not sure about amputation, his bills from the initial injury were upwards of $2000 but we had help. His “good” leg works okay but he doesn’t use it to walk. I don’t think he can move his toes really well on that foot. We could give him a wheelchair toget around the house but I just don’t think it would improve his life that much.
We had a lady who considered taking him but I think the bathroom issue was too much for her.
He is such a sweet little kitty and I feel awful that he is in this situation.
Post # 18
Look into chiropractic or physical therapy work, might cost a couple hundred over a bit of time but could make a huge difference. I would suggest at least getting a consultation done with a different form of medicine. And try and be a bit open with the doctors, they might try to work something out, same thing as going through a rescue, you might be able to get a lower rate on the work being done.
If I always listened to my first vet from day 1… my dog would still have a host of issues and be eating science diet 😛
Post # 19
Vet here. If the spinal innervation to his bladder was compromised with his injury (which it sounds like from what you are describing) this is not something that is fixable with surgery. If you and your husband do not feel you can continue bladder expressions at home, especially with plans to expand your family, humane euthanasia is a completely reasonable decision.