Miranda's journey to Health

The background of my journey

February 17th 2011 11:04 am
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On January 1, 2011, a person driving out to my family's farm found me along the road. I was trying to run as fast as I could, but both my front legs were broken. I guess it must have been clear to the driver something was wrong. She stopped - even though she had a mule in her horsetrailer - and picked me up. There was a vet at the barn who used some tongue depressers and vet wrap. It felt so good that I started purring and everyone at the barn fell in love with me. They gave me food and water and put me in the heated bath room for the night.

The next day, Siobhan gave me my name Miranda (for Miranda Lambert "Gunpower and Lead"). They decided I should go home to Siobhan's mother (Peg) because she was a nurse and Stephanie, Siobhan's sister, also lived there. She is a vet tech for an equine hospital. Their house was fun and had 5 other cats there! I fell in love with Fred (Peg's husband).

January 3 I went to Dr. Lisa who would be my vet. She took xrays and found out I had not been attacked by a dog but had been shot with buck shot. Both my front lower legs were shattered. She gave me pain med and new fancy splints. After that, there was a lot of waiting. I got pretty good at moving around the the splints and usually good about not pullng them off. I made friends with one of the cats in my family, Lucy, but Linus, Milo, Cookie and Lottie don't ever come near.

Once a family who might adopt me came, but their landlord would not let them bring me to their apartment. After that, my family listened to me and decided to keep Fred and me together. I can stay here always.

February 15 I went to Dr. Lisa and this time when the splints were removed, my skin was very sore. I had started to chew at the splints, so I am glad my family figured out I was trying to tell them there was a problem. Dr. Lisa chose to leave the splints off which is great because I can lick my legs. But bad because I can't walk and I have to stay in my dog crate all the time. Dr. Lisa has contacted a special vet and sent all my xrays (we have had updated ones for free taken at the equine hospital). So, now I am waiting to find out what happens next.

 
 

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Purred by: Ginger (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 11:17 am

Welcome to Catster Miranda! I'm sorry about what happened to you, but I'm Happy Your FAMILY found you to help!

You are such a cutie kitty & I'm praying for you to heal and get better.

Love Ginger xo
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 11:26 am

Oh my gosh! Oh sweetheart, I am so sorry someone did this to you. How awful but thank goodness these wonderful humans found you and took you home. We'll purr hard for you okay?
Purred by: Sweets (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 3:19 pm

I am so glad wonderful humans found you (and I'm so sorry and angry that someone harmed you) You're safe now though and your new family will take care of you and get you all the help you need.
We're sending our purrs in waves to help you feel better.
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 3:23 pm

Darlin Girl, you're on our daily purrayer list so Mommy & I will check up on you everyday to see if there's any news. It may be a slow-go for awhile here, but just take your time and try to be patient. Sorry this happened, but we're glad your home finally found you and that you're safe now. Luv, Tink
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 4:17 pm

You will like it here. Everybody is so nice. Welcome to Catster and we will be purring for you.
Purred by: Sky (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 4:43 pm

Purring for you to get better. People are so mean but looks like you have found a loving family forever
Purred by: Ava 4 ever Mommy's Angel (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 4:48 pm

You are such a survivor..God Bless your wonderful family....we are sending a friend request so we can keep up with your progress! Kisses, Angel Ava
Purred by: Sigmond DB #61 (Catster Member)

February 17th 2011 at 7:09 pm

Miranda, I am so happy that you have found a wonderful home with people who won't let anyone harm you again. You are such a sweet and pretty girl. I will send lots of purrs your way that you will be feeling good soon. Welcome to Catster!
Love,
Siggy
Purred by: Natalie the Natcat, Forever (Catster Member)

February 18th 2011 at 4:21 am

My dear!!! Many purrs and kitty kisses to you! Please let your human family know Mommy and Daddy send them hugs and are lighting some candles for you! We love you little one-my little virtual grand-daughter kitty! If there is anythying we can do to help, please let us know....purrrrrs now and always, Natalie the Natcat and kitties and humans here.


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