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The Elf Himself

Living beyond a feline hemangiosarcoma diagnosis.

The Elf Himself

Slow but steady… the light at the end of the tunnel?

March 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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Hello all, Jo here.  I’m Elvis’ mom, sorry it’s taken me a little bit to get around to this.  I meant to post his back story first, but that will have to wait because we’ve had a wonderful day.

We’re coming up on 7 weeks post surgery now.  Up until today, he spent virtually all his time hiding under the bed, only coming out for food, toilet, and brief snuggles.  I think I figured out that it was a cumulative issue, because it’s been a pretty cold winter for those of us on the Eastern seaboard.  He’s been sleeping on the vent under our bed!  Poor guy has a chapped nose and goopy eyes from all the dry heat.

Anyway… he surprised me today by coming out mid-afternoon and socializing with all of us, including our young son (who he has been skittish around since the surgery). Not only that, but it was such a nice day I decided to open up the windows, and Elf climbed into one all by himself! Well, he had some help from a step stool, but he got up, thoroughly enjoyed window time for around an hour, and got down without help too. He’s been very chirpy today and slept out in the open on my computer tower later in the evening.


I couldn’t be happier with his progress.  It sounds silly, but I feel like he’s forgiven me.



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