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Author Topic: Now it's Cameo; she has hurt her leg  (Read 8638 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2011, 04:26:13 PM »

My vet checked online & found many sites [including other vets] that said it was safe for cats. He said full pills 2-3 times daily for Oreo [15 lbs & very chubby right now !] & 1/2 pills for Punkin at 9 lbs. The dogs & I take full pills twice daily , but started at 3x daily for about 2-3 weeks.
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« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2011, 09:08:34 PM »

Is Cameo still having trouble with that leg, catbird?  Her tail is definitely longer than Rudi's.  She's got that butterball Manx shape too, and will continue to "grow" as she ages.  I've had Rudi's rations cut back for a month now and I doubt he's budged more than a few ounces on weight loss.  Maybe if you limit her calories now you can save the difficulty of making her lose a lot of weight later (& having a cat udder that almost reaches the floor!).
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2011, 10:41:54 AM »

Cameo seemed to be improving a bit until today, when my husband accidentally stepped on her in the very dim light getting up in the morning. Cry  Cry Cry  He didn't see her, and Cameo with her injury was not able to get out of the way fast enough.  She's limping even worse now.  He apparently stepped on the other hind leg--the "good" one.  We were all in tears. Cry Cry  I don't think anything is broken, since he was not wearing shoes and it was on carpet, but I can tell she's hurting.  She can walk, but has more trouble getting up from lying down or sitting.  It's also raining hard and I don't imagine the dampness does her aches and pains any good.

I don't want to take the risks of transporting her to a vet unless there is no alternative.  There is a significant risk for her in going out in cold weather because she has asthma, plus the risk of picking up a URI at the vet clinic is not one I'm eager to take with an asthmatic cat.  (I had that happen with her once.)  And I don't think the jostling of transport would be good for her injuries, either.  If she doesn't show improvement by Monday, I'm considering checking with one of those mobile in-home vet services (my office mate uses one for her cats and really likes the person) to see if they have x-ray equipment in the van.  I know some of them do.

I've been trying to figure out how to cut back her food a bit, which is very hard in a house with a hyperT cat who needs to eat like crazy, and three other cats, one of whom is on the slight side and always has been.  Plus Cameo has food issues that are probably related to her Hurricane Katrina experiences; she panics if she doesn't have food accessible.  And she's an "emotional eater"--any time she's stressed or bothered, she goes and eats.  And to make things even harder, she will only eat dry food except for tuna, so it really packs on the pounds.

I've just been beside myself with worry.  I've tried to set up as many things as I can so she won't attempt to jump up or down or move around too much.

Please continue all your prayers, good vibes, healing thoughts, and everything else for poor Cameo Manx.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2011, 10:52:49 AM »

oh, how awful for you and your DH.  I hate when I step on a paw or feel a warm fuzzy body on the back of my foot when I'm walking.

I hope she feels better soon and there is no lasting damage.
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2011, 11:29:37 AM »

Just checked the website of the mobile vet that was recommended to me.  They do have x-ray on board.  If Cameo does not improve by Monday, I will set up an appointment.

Think I may need a second mortgage. Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2011, 01:16:42 PM »

Poor Cameo, I am sending more prayers and good wishes for her leggies to feel better soon. 
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2011, 03:18:32 PM »

Oh no!  Your poor husband must feel just awful!

I continue to send many good wishes to Cameo.  It's a good sign if she seemed to have been improving.  That's great that you were able to find one of those mobile vets.  If it comes to using it, I hope it will go well and smoothly.

Until then, Cameo, please rest and feel better for your worried family!
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2011, 04:58:48 PM »

Many good vibes and prayers being sent your way for Cameo, and you and DH also.   Kiss
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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2011, 05:53:38 PM »

Poor thing ! I feel bad for both Cameo & your DH ! Hopes & prayers for it to just be bruising & no vet visit needed.
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« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2011, 05:34:02 AM »

Poor little Cameo - sending lots of love & healing light, plus head-butts, from here.  The visiting vet sounds a good solution if they have the x-ray equipment, will keep all fingers & paws crossed here.  Hugs &  Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2011, 10:58:44 AM »

I'm sorry to read about the accident.  How is she today, catbird?  Sending all the healing power I've got Kiss 
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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2011, 11:10:52 AM »

Thank you, everyone.  She seems a bit better today.  Still nowhere near like normal, but definitely in less pain, and back closer to the progress she'd made before yesterday's accident.

I think the plan I have set up the past several days, which involves having placed lots of attractive cat beds on the floor in places she hangs out, so that she does not try to climb up on furniture or jump down, is helping to rest the originally-injured leg.  It was after having done this for a couple of days that I first noticed some improvement.

I'm hopeful.

ETA:  A strange irony that I realized last night--yesterday was the sixth anniversary of my meeting her in 2005.  December 3 was a Saturday, just like this year.  This coming Saturday, December 10, will be the sixth anniversary of when we brought her home.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2011, 12:41:19 PM »

Oh Im so sorry to read about the set-back, Im sure your husband must feel terrible but it can happen so easily especially at night.  I hope he doesnt beat himself up.   Darn, I hope Cameo starts feeling better very soon!  Its so hard to see them not feeling well.
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« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2011, 08:38:43 AM »

Cameo did not do well later last night; was better this AM early but then started showing clear signs of pain and difficulty with the other hind leg (the left one) just a little while ago.  In-home vet is coming in about 20 min.  I am so upset I feel like I could throw up.

Please send us all sorts of calm and healing vibes.
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« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2011, 09:33:43 AM »

Sending healing thoughts to both of you!

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