The news wasn't unexpected for Peter's recovery. I'm not sure why, but I had great hope when the vet said there was no fracture in his leg that maybe I was overly dramatic and it wasn't as bad as I had thought.
I was wrong.
I no sooner hit the "Publish" button on my last blog post when I received a phone call from the vet. Peter's right front leg had suffered major trauma and he had MASSIVE nerve damage. The trauma could've been from being hit by a car or being kicked repeatedly.
Regardless, the treatment would be the same. Peter would need his leg completely amputated.
As I type this blog post, Peter's resting comfortably after his surgery. The vet said his leg was in VERY bad shape and there was really no choice at all but to remove it. He said Peter must have been in an enormous amount of pain - similar to someone taking a metal rod and poking into the root of your tooth.
I have a feeling that the loss of that leg is going to be a huge pain relief for our boy. If all goes well he'll be recovering at Steve's house with him and his menagerie. He'll have a 1 eyed cat and now a 3-legged cat - and as Steve said, "Good enough to start his own Feline Special Olympics." Hahahhahaha!
Huge piece of good news: I'm fairly certain that the donations that came in for Peter are going to be enough to cover his x-rays AND his surgery!! Thank you. Thank you all again for helping this deserving cat. I asked for a miracle and I got one....
...or maybe this is really Peter's Miracle. Only the best for him will do from now on.