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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 09:06 PM
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Cheetah hurt her leg.....

and we made a trip to the vet this morning. I will copy and past from my Journal so I do not have to type it all out again.

Well Cheetah somehow hurt her back leg yesterday. She was inside all day which is pretty strange. I had seen her all day and then when I went into the room last night I was mad at the cats for sleeping on the bed as I usually do not let them up there due to my sensitivity to fur, though Cheetah is allowed to sleep with us at night time. So I told her to get off and then I felt so bad because I had no idea she was hurt. When she jumped off she went under the bed and I noticed her limping. Urrgh I wanted to slap myself. Poor girl. I wouldn't have asked her to move if I knew something was wrong. So she has a small gash in her back leg, near her pinky toe. It isn't that bad but she was in some pain and I would feel better bringing her in. I don't want to risk infection etc. It's nothing that needs to be sutured but I think some prednisome may be in order. So I am going to take her in for a drop off at CatCare and see what they can do for her. Poor girl. I have NO idea how she did this as she was inside all day yesterday so I don't know what she could have cut herself on. It's very strange. Unless she did it outside and I just did not notice the limping before? Which isn't likely as anytime they get hurt I freak out and notice the tiniest little things. I can't stand when they are hurt, especially my cats, I just freak out. Everyone is telling me not to bring her to the vet but I have to. I cannot leave her in pain like that. That is cruel! She is doing much better this morning but still, I want to make sure that it isn't anything bad and possibly get some antibiotics. It looks like she got her leg caught on something and it tore, like it was stuck and she pulled away. It's very small, not even an inch long and shouldn't requite stitches at all, but still.

I can tell she's OK as she was purring up a storm this morning and acting like her usual dog self. She LOVES her stomach rubbed, just like a dog. It's her favorite thing in the world LOL. I swear, I have weird cats. So I was thinking I could just get her rabies and dewormed while she's there too. That's the only thing we have to do is the rabies so I might as well do it while I am at the clinic. I want them to at least shave the area and look at it. Granted, I could do this at home as I've done it a gazillion times, but it is so much different when it's your own pet. Very different. I can't stand them being in pain but if someone at the vet clinic comes in it's not that big of a deal because they aren't my pet. I mean I care, but I care so much more when it has to do with one of my own, my babies. So please everyone, stop telling me to NOT take her to the vet, because I'd like to be better safe than sorry!


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BTW Lucy has a huge piece of grass sticking out of his mouth and he looks so funny LOL!

So anywho, I got up this morning and took her into Care Care for an appointment. I ended up waiting about 3 hours just to be seen. We did end up going to eat during that time so the wait wasn't that excruciating. They gave her an exam and told me she needs to have a dental, which is good as I am planning one very soon for all my kitties. Her front teeth are OK but she does have some buildup on the back teeth. She had a small temp, 103 and she weighs 6.5 pounds. She has always been so tiny poor little girl. The vet said she was at a good weight for her body type which made me feel good. They also told me a lot of bad stuff about the BARF diet too which I had never heard before. Hrmm......

Anyway, they shaved her paw to get a closer look and like I thought didn't requite stitches. I opted to give her the pain shot, Torbugesic, which is the first time I've had a pet get this type of pain med. So she is doing a bit better just from that but the meds made her a little dingy. They also shaved her butt a bit to make sure she had no other wounds as I told them last night she was pretty swollen. She is on Calvamox for 7 days and goes back in ten days for a checkup and vaccines as she needs her Rabies. So now she looks REALLY funny with a naked butt, hehe. Don't believe me? Take a look!



Here is her owie. I have no idea what happened as the wound is not a puncture wound. My thoughts escape me on this one.


So of course she needs to stay inside for two weeks and I have the cat box set up for her etc. She peed in the carrier while at the vet clinic poor girl. Now I am praying she doesn't get infected. I have to soak the wound twice a day with a warm pack and also apply some neosporin. Wish us luck! Seems like I have had one too many vet visits lately! Oh yes, and it only costs 70 bucks! I love Cat Care. Isn't this funny though? They charged ten bucks just to clip her fur.
 
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 10:44 PM
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Poor kitty! I'm glad you had the sense to take her to the vet, whoever told you not to obviously weren't animal people.
Good luck on her recovery, give her a hug for me
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Thanks! She is doing much better now. She is rolling around being all happy. She has eaten and drank so that's good and seems so much happier after her pain shot.
 
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-16-2004, 07:24 AM
 
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Cass, I am so sorry that Cheetah, got hurt! I am glad she has you for her mommy! She has a mommy that notices when her children are hurt and makes sure her children get the care they need!

How is Cheetah today?
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Cheetah is doing wonderful now! She isn't limping anymore or anything and the wound is closed and well on it's way to healing.
 
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Glad to hear that cheetah is beter!
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Cass, I'm sorry to hear that Cheetah was injured. I'm also sorry that I was so late in my get well wishes. I hope Cheetah made a speedy recovery Cheetah didn't look funny with a naked bottom poor Cheetah She still looked cute anyway. And, by the way, I can't believe someone would tell you not to take Cheetah to the vet for treatment. That wound needed tending to. It may not have needed sutures, but I believe you did the right thing. You are a good mommy

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Thank you everyone. She is doing really well now, though does have a small limp, but not as bad as before. She has been enjoying the goodlife inside.
 
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Glad to hear she is feeling a little better!


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I'm happy to hear that she is getting better. That must have been scary.
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Oh no, Cass! How scary! I'm so glad to hear she is doing better!!! Give her head scratches from me!

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