Thursday, April 9, 2015

Late breaking news

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We have lots of news to share on Bruce Almighty! Yesterday our Director of Veterinary Care, Dr. McCallum took him to Saskatoon to meet with the surgeons who have been advising us on his care. After sedation, they were able to check his wounds and are very pleased with how he is healing. They decided to trim the metacarpal bones on his front left paw that were exposed (this is the paw that was the most damaged). Doing this will aid in granulation tissue growing to cover the ends of what remains of his paw.

At this point we will be continuing with his regular bandage changes, hydrotherapy and antibiotics. It is expected that the new skin he is developing will cover his wounds within three to four weeks. At that point we’ll see how he can walk with no bandages and decide on the next course of treatment. Being that Bruce Almighty is a polydactyl and has a larger paw surface than a normal cat, he may have enough remaining paw pad tissue to walk on. If not, we will bring him back to the Veterinary College for grafting. The wounds on his back paw have healed to the point now that his leg doesn't need to be wrapped. As you can see in this photo, his skin is quite red but it’s not causing him discomfort. 

This makes us furry happy!  Go Bruce go!!!


  1. dood !!! tota lee rockin awesum.....keep headin in de rite directshunz N bee fore ewe noe it ewe WILL bee on de roadz ree coved & stayin all ways, de blessings oh R pal frank two ewe N then sum

    heerz two a largemouth bass lined sole kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  2. Thank you for the updates. I read them to my husband. We are so glad that Bruce Almighty is recovering.

  3. Precious dear Bruce. May you recover and be as loved as you deserve. Xxooo