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EustaciaVye Tue 06-May-14 11:23:17

Littlecat went out last night and wouldnt come in at bedtime. She has access to a catflap and is able to use it, although prefers to miaow at the door for us to open.

Fast forward to this morning when she still wasnt home. We called her in with treats which she wouldnt touch (unheard of), she was soaking wet and shivering. She was very stressed an went and hid behind the sofa.

I had to do the school run so left her for an hour with the door closed, some food and litter tray. The food and litter was untouched and she seems very stiff and not too mobile. No signs of a fight or being hit by a car.

The vets have been great. They are full but the nurse let me take her and has given her a quick assessment. She says she would query a spinal or hund leg injury but thinks my Littlecat is in quite a lot of pain.

I have had to leave her there so the vet can see her in a while and check her properly.

I feel sad, and guilty that we couldnt keep her in (she loves being outside) and mostly just helpless.


EustaciaVye Tue 06-May-14 11:24:13

She is only 8 months old. Bigcat loves her too, even if she has stressed him out and given him acne.

cozietoesie Tue 06-May-14 11:32:41

I would actually be thinking a road acident of some kind - they don't always show outward signs of one if, say, they've been caught a glancing blow.

When should the vet be looking at her and getting back to you?

Best of luck and let us know of developments.

patienceisvirtuous Tue 06-May-14 11:34:36

Thinking of you and littlecat. Hope she is well again soon xx

EustaciaVye Tue 06-May-14 11:45:52

Thanks cozie and patience. They only have one vet on today so said it may be around 2.00 when I get a call.

She had an 'in pain' miaow which was the worst thing. Normally she doesnt make any noise except purrs - unless she is at the door demanding to be let in.

cozietoesie Tue 06-May-14 11:50:08

A long morning/lunchtime for you then. She's in the best place though - you did right to take her in directly.

EustaciaVye Tue 06-May-14 13:05:17

vet called. she is in a lot of pain and lame on her back leg. She refuses to let them examine it properly so they have given her painkillers and antibiotics and are going to try again in an hour. Dependent on what they find they may x ray her. They may need to keep her in over night but they will call me in a couple of hours to confirm. 

They think she either had a fall or another cat attacked her. They can't tell yet as they haven't been able to get close enough sad 

cozietoesie Tue 06-May-14 13:10:05

Ach. Give us an update when they phone you back later.

Fingers crossed for her.

EustaciaVye Tue 06-May-14 17:00:15

Vets say she is hiding under a blanket but has calmed down a bit. They are still uncertain of the problem but are pretty sure it is her hind leg so are going to keep her in overnight and x ray her first thing.

notapizzaeater Tue 06-May-14 17:05:51

Aw poor cat, hope she plays ball in the morning and let's them x ray x

cozietoesie Tue 06-May-14 17:19:52

Poor lass. I'm guessing it will be a GA tomorrow morning. Shall you be free then for phone consultation in the event of them establishing what's wrong?

(At least the practice nurses will be able to get and keep her fully hydrated in case there's any surgery needed.)

Best of luck to her Eustacia.

EustaciaVye Tue 06-May-14 17:25:07

Thanks. They have asked me to phone them at 10.00 as they should have more info then.

cozietoesie Tue 06-May-14 17:27:12

Good. Keep us up to date.

TheLastNameLeft Tue 06-May-14 17:28:11

Awww little sweetheart, hope she is ok

hellymelly Tue 06-May-14 17:40:20

Poor little cat, hope she is alright. Next door's cat broke his pelvis in several places after a car accident, crawled in through my cat flap and I found him in my conservatory. He was in pretty bad shape, same age as yours, but made a full recovery, so try not to worry too much.

HesterShaw Tue 06-May-14 17:46:04

Best wishes to your littlecat. It's so upsetting when they're ill or in pain sad

patothechiefexec Tue 06-May-14 17:57:44


She came home though and is in safe hands now so fingers crossed for her.

Fingers crossed. thanks

EustaciaVye Tue 06-May-14 18:37:10

Thanks everyone. Ironically, bigcat crushed his pelvis and fractured his hind leg at 9 months old. They couldn't work out if it was a fall or an attack then.

timtam23 Tue 06-May-14 22:01:07

Poor little thing, at least she managed to get home though. Hopefully you will have more idea of what's wrong tomorrow after the Xray.

EustaciaVye Wed 07-May-14 12:44:39

Hurrah. She is ok. She has improved a lot over night and this morning. They think is soft tissue damage and so she will need painkillers and lots of rest.

She can come home. I have missed her so much.

cozietoesie Wed 07-May-14 13:27:14

Good news. Well done Littlecat.


timtam23 Wed 07-May-14 20:41:49

That's good news smile

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