A few months ago we were faced with a difficult decision. Our senior kitty had been having trouble with his leg, and what we thought was arthritis turned out to be cancer. The tumor was very large and it was clear he was in a lot of pain. Senior pets don't typically survive anesthesia, but we had the option of amputating the leg or putting him to sleep.
Well, today he's doing great! His strong heart pulled him through the operation, and he adjusted amazingly. We have ramps everywhere so he can keep his normal routine, and he has a special food dish and litter box. There is no evidence of cancer anywhere else in his body.
This is a recent photo of the Big Boy! He even snuck outside the other day and started running around like he still had all four legs.