know that I am here for you! ~~~~~
Photography/”I Am Here For You” 2014©AmyRose
The first photograph is of Rusty, two days after is paw surgery. As some of you remember, this little boy almost lost his leg due to a severe and life threatening condition after he *we think* stepped on a piece of rusting metal. Days after piercing his paw on this metal, Rusty was found by me with his left paw and leg approximately 4-5 times its size. (At this time, he was going outside at will, coming home every day.)
To make a very long story short, my husband and I opted to not have his leg amputated as our Veterinarian wanted to, but instead take a chance with Homeopathy and much hands on treatment by me. As you can see, our “chance” manifested into saving Rusty’s leg and life. Yes, the Vets who have witnessed this, have stated, they have never seen anything like this.
Due to all the pathological damage from this severe case of cellulitis and neuropathy, his third toe partially fell off. The nail in that toe was not growing in correctly so he had to have it surgically removed. This is, I believe, day 2 post-op, with Rusty so relieved he was passed out on our couch. That bandage did stay on for 4 days, and anyone with cats knows this alone is a miracle. Dr. Carolyn really put that bandage on to stay, because when it was time for me to take it off, I could not. I could only cut it to a certain point, and then Rusty did the rest by pulling it off with his teeth.
Believe me, this is the SHORT version of the nightmare we had on our hands. The good news is, Rusty is back to his mischievous self, playing and running, with smiles galore in his eyes. Not like this picture. Here he is still in a lot of pain from the surgery, recovering from the surgery, and really NOT happy about the bandage being on his leg and paw. This story does come with a happy ending. And something for all of you to think about as well. Sometimes, circumstances come along where you really don’t know IF you can do what is in front of you, BUT if you take a chance and do your ultimate best, sometimes the outcome just comes out a whole lot better then even you had HOPED.
Yes, this photograph of Rusty was taken with my macro lens. Again, amazing!
The second photograph is of one of my Rose of Sharon flowers.