Meet Sam

IMG_2725Hi there, my name is Samwell, but most people call me Sam. I’m one of the house cats that live here at Pinellas Animal Hospital. I’ve been living here for about a year, and I absolutely love it. The doctors and the staff here take such good care of me, especially Dr. Wallen who is always keeping my coat smooth and shiny. I am a happy, healthy cat, but when I first came here I was in pretty bad shape. This is my story. I first came to Pinellas Animal Hospital as an injured kitty. I had decided to crawl up into the engine of a car, and when the person started the car, I got tangled up in the engine’s fan. I had cuts all over, and I had two broken legs. I was in a lot of pain, but I could tell the staff wanted to help me so I was a good boy while the technicians took my vital signs and x-rayed me. Everyone knew I was a good boy, so I was surrendered to the clinic and they decided to do surgery to fix my two broken legs. Surgery was long, and it took me a long time to heal, but other than a slight limp on my front left foot, you couldn’t tell that anything was wrong with me! You should have seen me after surgery, I had a giant incision across my face, and two bandaged legs so I looked like a pirate! However, I am a fighter and one tough kitty and today I look like my original beautiful self. Below are the before and after x-rays that the staff took. It was a pretty nasty break, but like I said I barely limp now!

These are the before pictures.
Luckily it was a closed fracture, meaning that the bones didn’t break through my skin.

These are the after pictures.
Just imagine me with two casts, one on each left leg! It took a lot of physical therapy both with the casts on and off before I could walk normally again.

If you would like to see pictures of the surgery, you can click the link below. I do have to warn you though, they are pretty graphic photos of my actual surgery. I was completely asleep though under anesthesia, so I didn’t feel a thing as Dr. Elmer fixed me up.

Click here to view Sam’s surgery pictures.
Warning, photos are graphic and can be disturbing to some viewers.

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