Monday, April 20, 2009

Excuse Number 1....

First in a series of why I didn't Blog for a few weeks.

No.1 Kitty Crisis
Before
This Buster,(Isn't he cute) he is our new Kitty we keep at the office at work. We have a lot of mice around here so cats are great to have around. He's a sweet , loving thing. We keep him inside since we have a lot of traffic and heavy equipment moving around outside. Well one day he got out and we couldn't find him. Later he came back dragging his rear leg, not crying or anything, but I knew something wasn't right. So next came a trip to the vet. Diagnosis-broken leg, and not just a little break but in half. Here is the X-ray.

I have no idea how he could have broken it like this. The vet said it looks like something heavy might have fallen on him. There was no outside injury so she didn't think he got run over. So anyway, it was Tuesday and the vet wouldn't be able to fix him until Thursday, then the next day the Vet's called and said that he canceled all his appointments for the week and I would have to find somewhere else to have the leg fixed. GREAT! So I spent a good part of the day calling around trying to find somewhere to take him. Let me tell you these Orthopedic Surgeons for animals is expensive. I was looking at $2000.oo to $3500.oo . Holy crap, I can't afford that. Finally I remembered a place where they do low cost spay and neuter and vaccines.They had me bring over the X-ray and called me later that evening. Yes they could fix Buster's leg, and Neuter him AND give him his shots... All for 400.00 to 500.00. Can you believe the difference? Now that was something we could work with. So I took him in Thursday morning and picked him up Friday afternoon all fixed and fixed.
After


So now he has this lovely hardware holding the bone together. There are actual metal pins in his leg and the opening is stapled closed underneath them. Looks like something from a sci-fi movie. We are supposed to keep him from jumping and running around, not easy to do with a kitten who wants to play all the time. But he's a trooper, he acts like there is nothing wrong and doesn't even mess with the hardware.
We'll see how it's going at his first check up the end of this week.

I'll keep you posted.

Have a good one and watch your Kitties!

7 comments:

Stevie K said...

Ooh he is a beauty! So sorry to hear about his leg; glad everything turned out okay! Take care.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oye,

Some days it's ruff being our fur babies human mum!! :) His hardwear looks like something a Steampunk artist would give his/her right arm to have ((G)):) Well you know after baby K's leg is healed.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

twinklescrapbooks said...

Poor baby!!!! Sometimes I look at my dog Kipper and see the world's most expensive dog...he has cost me so much in dr. bills LOL. Keep us updated on your kitty. :)
tina

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Poor baby! Is he taking any pain meds? He's young - he'll mend quickly. In the meantime, you can spoil him.

Mimi said...

I am so happy that the kitty found a home with you. Someone to care for him and to love him and to give him a good life. Inside kitties live 3-5 times longer than outside kitties. Did you know that? He's got a long life ahead of him☺

Jan Ely said...

Hey blog soulmate--my cat did the same thing! He was trying to jump up on a 6' fence, and "bumped" his knee. 6 mos. later, he was fine!

Bells and Bones said...

Thanks for visiting.I enjoyed your blog.Alex would love your kitties.
Janet