Sep. 7th, 2012

Oh no

Sep. 7th, 2012 12:28 pm
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Wheeljack, my boy cat, has hurt his back left leg. I've made an appointment with the nearest vet, which will still be an hour before we leave. (The closest emergency vet is a corporate chain, and thus super-pricey.)

Update: Okay, spoke to the vet. He was only hurting on his femur and knee. Internals sounded good, he is a bit chubby, but I already knew that and have been slowly backing off on their food. Vet thinks he most likely sprained his leg, but is taking X-rays just to make sure there isn't a break.
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So, he did break his leg bone, up where the ball joint attaches to the rest of the femur. The surgery to fix that involves removing the ball at the break, and then the leg muscles compensate for the lack. Vet says that usually cats are putting weight back on the leg within days of the surgery. So right now it's just keep him home and give him pain meds, and we're going to work on scheduling the surgery.

If he would only swallow the dang pill instead of spitting it back out. *sigh*

Money is definitely going to be tight, though.
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The wonderful [personal profile] eerian_sadow has set up a fundraise drive for anyone who wants to put in a donation to help cover the costs for my Jack's surgery.

Help Save Wheeljack's Leg

I thank everyone for their love, and their support, whether it be emotional or financial. My kitties are my babies, and it's hard to see one's babies hurt and in pain.

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