My cat has hurt her leg

(14 Posts)
LordPeterWimsey Sun 07-Feb-16 21:29:19

V anxious about the poor cat who is at the emergency vet. She's been hiding since late afternoon, and I got worried that she hadn't come out at all so got her out of her hiding place earlier this evening. Realised she wasn't putting any weight on one of her hind legs, and she bit me when I tried to touch it (very gently). Rang the emergency vet and DH has taken her, but I'm both worried about her and completely flummoxed about what on earth she could have done. She's an outdoor cat but only goes out the back, where there are gardens for about a quarter of a mile before you get to a road, so I think it's very unlikely she's been hit by a car. And she managed to get herself back into the house and hide in a corner without us noticing, so must have been moving at quite a clip when she came back in.

Wish I could have gone too but DS is asleep in bed so one of us had to stay sad. Anyone had anything similar / feel like holding my hand?

cozietoesie Sun 07-Feb-16 21:40:53

Who knows what could have happened - all she needed to do was to jump very badly or to get her leg stuck in some sort of tight place and wrench it etc etc. There are loads of possibilities.

She's in the best place now so just keep thinking about that and about her recovery.

Keep us up to date with news though.

LordPeterWimsey Sun 07-Feb-16 21:48:34

Thanks, cozie. They don't think she's broken anything but can't X-ray till the morning so aren't sure - DH said they'd given her a sedative and a painkiller, and they're keeping her there overnight. More information some time tomorrow morning. At any rate, it doesn't sound as though she's done anything catastrophic, which is a huge relief. Thanks for the handhold, cozietoesie.

Wolfiefan Sun 07-Feb-16 21:52:02

Hoping it is good news tomorrow. Xx

cozietoesie Sun 07-Feb-16 21:58:46

That's reasonable news at this stage then.

I've had damaged muscles in my time and they can be incredibly - in some cases incapacitatingly -painful. Maybe she's pulled something badly.

Fingers crossed for her.

cozietoesie Sun 07-Feb-16 22:00:59

PS - did they say why they couldn't X-Ray though? That would concern me just a tad.

LordPeterWimsey Mon 08-Feb-16 06:50:56

Sorry, there was a wail from DS and then I didn't log back in last night! Nothing sinister about not being able to X-ray: it's just our normal vet's practice, not a specialist emergency one, and DH took her in to see the on-call vet. Doing an X-ray would mean bringing someone else in too. The vet didn't think that would be necessary, especially since she didn't think there was a broken bone.

sphinxster Mon 08-Feb-16 07:09:41

I hope she's ok. thanks

cozietoesie Mon 08-Feb-16 08:16:36

Fair then. Let us know how she's doing this morning?

cozietoesie Mon 08-Feb-16 11:19:24

Any news?

pilates Mon 08-Feb-16 16:13:52

Hope your cat is ok Lord.

LordPeterWimsey Tue 09-Feb-16 07:16:59

She's OK, mercifully. Turns out she had an enormous cut across her paw and we couldn't get close enough to see it. The vet had to sedate her to get a look at it. We've got antibiotics and painkillers, and she should be fine. Thanks for the support.

cozietoesie Tue 09-Feb-16 07:47:23

At least you know what it is (and can have it treated) even if you don't know how she acquired it.

Good luck to her. smile

LordPeterWimsey Tue 09-Feb-16 08:00:32

She probably jumped off a wall or a roof onto something sharp sad. Poor battered cat. But she's recovering nicely so all should be well within a few days.

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