Today Charlie will be in my heart and thoughts all day for today is the day he has surgery on his tail. His tail will be removed today due to an unhealing wound underneath his tail that would not close. This was pretty much the last thing we could do after the vet tried antibiotics and other things to heal the wound. At this time the vets haven't found the reason for the wound. He's a 100% indoor cat so it wasn't something that happened outside and he didn't 'get in to anything'. It wasn't a wound that we saw him do to himself and we doubt one of the dogs had anything to do with it as they are rarely ever that close to each other. It wasn't infected and he doesn't have parasites.
Since Charlie has been quite feral his entire life - I'm concerned after his recovery time. This will certainly be a challenge and I will keep you updated on the process and (hopefully) progress! I'm also concerned because of his age. He's roughly 14 years old.
The vet said they were going to do the inside/dissolvable stitches so we shouldn't have to bring him in more than we already have to. He will also be on pain meds but they are giving us mashable ones to add to wet food. At this time it's undetermined whether or not Charlie will tolerate a "cone" so that will also be a 'wait and see' situation.
Positive thoughts/prayers/vibes are greatly appreciated for Charlie during this time!
I will update you on the situation as I am able.