March 4th 2013 8:15 pm
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The ordeal of going to the vet is over, thank God!
First the good news:
The vet said that although it's still a long way from healed, my leg is definitely improving. She said my muscle tone in my leg is better than it was. When she made me move around she and my mom noticed that even though I prefer to get around on 3 legs when I HAVE to get up and move, I'm starting to try to use my leg a little bit now. This SHOULD BE PROOF that I don't NEED physical therapy! However....
The bad news is that I still have to do physical therapy.
Even worse news is that the vet told Mom she could try making me swim in the bathtub and see if I get too pissed off or if I'll get used to it after a few tries and settle down and swim. I hope Mom doesn't try making me do this although Velcro likes taking baths and swimming in the tub and he tells me its FUN! (Velcro, you're a CAT! How on earth can it be FUN for you to take baths and swim in the tub?)
One other problem Mom had noticed and that the vet subsequently explained, is that my pads on my right rear foot are thickened and dry. A couple of my pads were cracked and painful. The vet said that was caused by disuse. Mom now has to put Vaseline on my foot to try to soften the pads, heal the cracks, and prevent my pads from cracking again. I don't like the Vaseline. I tried my best to shake it off and Mom LAUGHED at me. She said it looked so funny because I was sort of trying to lift my whole rear off the floor and use my left rear to provide momentum in my attempt to shake the Vaseline off my right rear foot. I can't shake my right foot at all yet so I did the best I could. It didn't work though. The Vaseline is still on my foot.
The best thing about the whole day was coming home and finally being able to get back to my nice warm snug comfortable BED!
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