Arggggg, ye maties! Our big boy Frazle, with one eye and 3 legs, is the most loving, purring, head booping and lap loving dude! First of all we want to thank everyone who has helped with Frazle’s surgery costs this year and supported us through his journey! We love you!
Frazle came to us as a stray kitten from the Innifail, AB area in April 2020 with his 2 sisters Fanta and Fawn and his mama, Florance. Frazle was born with a winky eye and it developed an ulcer, so off to the vet he went. He was prescribed eye drops which seemed to help for a short time…Here is where his story takes a dramatic turn…
Earlier in 2022 while jumping onto a counter poor Frazle fell and started to limp shortly thereafter. He was immediately placed in a loving foster home where he could be in an environment where jumping or climbing was out of the question for him so he could rest the leg and recuperate. Unfortunately, Frazle’s limp didn’t get any better so off to the vet again. While he got x-rays of his leg, his winky eye was assessed once again, because after 4 different sets of eye drops, it continued to be painful and bother him. The Vet advised that Frazle’s condition was chronic and his eye would never heal. The ulcer would reoccur and the risk of infection was very high. Given all factors, Frazle’s winky eye was removed and he has recovered wonderfully!
The x-rays showed that Frazle had femoral head necrosis in his leg. His fall off the counter was quite possibly a blessing in disguise because it brought our attention to this diagnosis much quicker. Frazle had a surgery on his leg which involved the veterinarian removing the head and neck of the femur, allowing the muscles to heal over the hip area. This surgical procedure was intended to restore mobility. Our Frazle kept his leg and we were hopeful that he wouldn’t have any lameness, and best of all, he would be pain free!
Unfortunately, this was not the end of Frazle’s story… After months of recovery and follow up vet visits, poor Frazle’s knee on the same leg started to cause him pain. The veterinarian and a specialist determined that amputation of his leg would be the best option. Kitties adapt just fine to the 3 legged life and this would allow our dear boy to finally live pain free!
Through your very generous donations, Frazle had his leg amputated by the wonderful staff at City Center Animal Hospital in Airdrie, AB in Nov. 2022. Frazle came through the surgery like a champ! Frazle lives with his special friends Tannis and TJay!! His loving foster home volunteers tell us Frazle is doing absolutely amazing. TJay and Tannis are making sure that while he’s recovering, Frazle is not lonely and he knows with love all things are possible! We’re happy to report Frazle is doing very well at adapting to the tripod life!
We send a huge shout out to Dr. Sameer Gupta at City Centre Animal Hospital and technician Amanda who went above and beyond for dear Frazle. Thank you to tireless Tails to Tell volunteer and City Centre staff member Nikki, for checking in on Frazle after his surgery, and on her days off no less! We are so grateful to Frazle’s wonderful foster family for their amazing care of our special needs kitties!
Frazle is dearly loved by Tails to Tell, his foster family, and you, our extended family. We graciously accept donations to support him in his foster home for his ongoing care. Click here to Sponsor Frazle: Ways to Donate.