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16 May 2008 @ 12:45 am
My cat may lose her leg....*cries  

creampuff went missing 3 weeks ago and came back withing 24 hours BUT with a badly broken leg, the humorus was broken and the break was over-lapping and the bone ends split and she had nerve damage that may/may not come back. we went through hell for nearly a week (one week was the deadline to either find a vet to fix it or surender her...BTW the first vet check was $300 for the x-rays and whatnot)  to find help and finailly found a non-profit vet to take the case for a mere donation rather than $2000.....

all seemed to be going well, i have had to keep her cooped up, she is in now pain, she is eating the bandage off her foot but is fine...UNTIL NOW as alas it appears blood is seeping through her cast...

i am FREAKED man. is brown and red and seeping through right above the surgery mark.... the clinic we took her to won't be open till monday and this may need urgent care and if no one replies to my message (please PLEASE say they have some staff that comes in between the days who can call me back, even then the surgeon is ONLY there wedensdays!....) we will have to take her to our normal vet who will charge $50 just to LOOK at her...

its 1 am man ...shit.

at moments like this i amlost wish i had surendered her as these last few weeks have been so stressful and i have been so careful with her leg and now she may just lose it anyway....

SHIT *cries

 
 
 
Joy Bunnyfuzibuni on May 16th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I wish I could help somehow, but my medical knowledge about animals is pretty limited to rabbits ><
beastcubbeastcub on May 16th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
the vets at the non-profit clinic are on vacation and out of town (a volunteer who cares for the resident cat called me back), so we took her to the first clinic we too her too who in turn lead us to the non-porfit one in the first place and guess what, the vet we trust there is also on vaction and out of town! so her leg got re wrapped by the vet there and i feel they did a lousy job...gawd i hope the new bandage will hold out until tuesday and that her leg does not bleed any more than it is now as they had to re-stich where the pin went in so they said it will still bleed for a while but doesn't that just mean the bandage is going to turn foul before tuesday from the blood? gawd this all so stressfull i am tempted to just give up and hand her over to some one else! but i cannot as i should surender her to the non-profit vet since they did all the work and no one is there! DAMN i wish they had just amputated it! she would have been healed by now and i get a feeling the leg will have to come off in the long run anyway! i am so flustered and frustrated man....
what are the chances of everyone going on vacation?!!! my luck SUCKS
Joy Bunnyfuzibuni on May 17th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs* That sucks, I'm sure she'll turn out okie. I ened up with a rabbit with a broken leg(the owner was just going to put him down :( ) And I called a couple of vets, they all said it was going to cost alot to make sure it was broken, and that even then they may not be able to fix it or would have to amputate it. A rabbit missing it's back leg doesn't work very well >< Also, this is when I was still living with my parents and too young to have a job. They wouldn't spend the money. It wasn't a bad break, so I kept him in a very small cage for a while, making sure he couldn't move it too much... and believe it or not, it healed o.o That rabbit I heard recently died... he was about 9 or 10 years old!! I was given him when he was about 4 months old.

Rabbit knowledgeable vets are soo hard to find >
erisvalgenerisvalgen on August 17th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Is the cat still bleeding from its leg??? Cause what could have happened was the stitches from where the leg was operated may be broken...which is come from animals moving around. Also is the cat wearing a cone around its neck as well from keeping it from biting its bandages????
erisvalgenerisvalgen on August 17th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Also I forgot to ask when did your cat have the surgery and did the vet give your cat any Tramadol or antibiotics???
beastcubbeastcub on August 17th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
the surgery was a sucess and she hardly even limps now
erisvalgenerisvalgen on August 18th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
So your cat's bandages isn't showing more blood than before???
beastcubbeastcub on August 18th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
look at the date on the post
the bleeding bandage happened some time ago....

when i FINAILLY got the vet they said the bleeding was a combo of blood and fluid and it was normal "wound draining" and that the stitches and bone were fine.
its a mircal she survived and its another miracle the leg healed and yet another miracle the nerve damage healed.
i have one lucky caty