Hello friends! I want to thank each of you for all your purrs, prayers, POTP and well wishes. I think I’m on the mend but I have a ways to go yet. I’m still sequestered in the Master Bathroom so I won’t have any undue risk of hurting myself again while I’m trying to heal.
Of course I know what happened, but I’ve not actually shared that with the peeps, so they’ve been guessing. Their current thought is that I hurt myself while jumping. Even though I’m likely the oldest kitty here, I’m still somewhat of a jumper. Do you remember the photo of Brian from Thankful Thursday, the one where he was way up in the cat tree? Well, I get way up there too. It’s not uncommon for me to leap from up there to the arm of the couch. I do that lots and it always scares the Mom if she is sitting there watching the TV.
Well, the Dad came home one day and I could hardly walk. The Mom took me to the Emergency Vet that night and I was fairly okay and the nice Vet, Dr. Elliott, didn’t find anything seriously wrong so he thought I injured myself. He sent me home with pain meds. All didn’t seem that bad since I was somewhat mobile. Then, the next day I crawled under the bed and that likely aggravated whatever was hurt. Then I almost couldn’t walk at all. Off I went to our wonderful Vet, Dr. Anderson, for another look-see. Guess what? When I got to her place I was not bad and walked around the office like semi-normal. Dr. Anderson thought I had a bad sprain or similar injury based on her examination. She felt that time to heal and rest is what I need the most. The next day I couldn’t walk at all and I’ve been totally immobile for a couple of weeks now.
So, I’m still taking my pain meds and prednisolone too. How am I doing? Well, I’m walking some, not very far and not very fast, but I am able to walk. Thursday evening I walked a bit for my Mom and even rubbed on her legs. Yesterday, while the gate was propped open for just a minute I walked out into the big bedroom and back. So, purrhaps the rest and confinement is doing me good. I really am lonely and miss my other kitty pals, although they do come in and look at me through the gate. Dad told me it’s one step at a time so that I will do.
That’s it for me today, see you soon! I love you all. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!