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Posted on 10-29-2015
Wednesday morning starts with a call from a client. “My cat came home last night and can’t use its back legs,” she said. “We’ll get you in on emergency, come right down”, was our response. A young, grey tabby comes in a basket. He purrs lightly as I examined him. His back legs did not seem to be working. Quickly I realized the top of the right rear leg was not connected to the bottom of the leg. The femur was fractured and widely displaced with abrasions on the paw. The cat was still purring and trying to lick his wounds. I figured he was hit by a car. We admitted him to the hospital and started intraveneous antibiotics and pain meds. X-rays showed both femurs were fractured.
I have always said, cats are the strongest, most determined spirits. Many hit by car cats are dead. This one dragged itself home, who knows how far, in the rain. Despite incredible pain, he seemed to know we were trying to help.
As I am writing, the surgical specialist is here fixing the fractures. This kitty should make a full recovery. He is lucky to live with a family who loves him and I am thrilled to be part of his story
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