Thank you so much everyone! Becki- I was wondering how my post got fixed! Thanks!
Scarlette- porcupine! OUCH!! That poor kitty!
Abby is *due* for her booster shots and has been vaccinated for FIV and Feline Leukemia. Jade - you made me feel so much better - thank you! From the reading I did I thought it would be standard protocol to automatically give the tetanus and rabies boosters in cases like this. We just have no way of knowing for sure what tore her up- an animal? Or did she get stuck on something? We'll never know.
First thing in the morning I am calling my regular vet back and bringing her in to be checked. He is on vacation this week but there has to be a covering vet that can see her. I want her caught up on all her vaccinations ASAP! Also - I want the sutures and drains checked... when I called my vet today to tell them what happened and ask a few questions, the tech that I spoke with made it clear that this emergency clinic was low on their list of recommendations
What gets me frosted is how they handle the pricing...
They asked for $400.00 up front. They then handed my husband a printed estimate - for over $800.00!! We were floored. When he picked Abby up this morning the total was close to $600.00! What do they do? Shock you with the huge one to soften the blow of the actual humongous cost? Holy cow! It's rice and beans for this house for the next two weeks!
I know you can't place a price tag on your pet - but holy cow!
I have Abby isolated in my bedroom. I made her a cozy place at the foot of my bed on a soft lamby pad with her favorite blanket. I set up a fresh, clean litter box for her and set down a bowl of water. I gave her some people tuna in the pouch (her all time favorite treat) and she gobbled it up. She still won't drink water and has only urinated once since this morning when we got her home and that worries me.
I took the e-collar off while she ate and let her clean her front paws and face. I set her in the litter box and she squatted as if she were trying to poop, but I think she was in too much pain - so she didn't.
Also - I will expect the drooling and foaming from the Baytril - ICK- poor kitty. Maybe it would be easier to pill her? Does it come in pill form or am I stuck with the suspension?
Arrgh- I am going to be up all night worrying and keeping my eye on this poor baby. Ack - I already am! This poor kitty is just absolutely miserable in that e-collar....
Thank you so much you guys for being out there- you have no idea how much it means to me- just knowing you are there... thank you for letting me blather on and rant and vent!! You guys are the best.
Deja and Abby