Wobbly, not broken

Something is wrong with my leg

April 28th 2009 3:50 am
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I was walking fine on late Saturday night/Sunday morning. Mommy and Daddy came home Sunday evening from M's work and she noticed I was favoring my left hind leg. She tried touching it and I cried. Mom says it was swollen. So she called the ER doc and brought me back to work where they took my temp, examined me and I got x-rays taken. I HATED that! It was terrible being upside down, even though Mommy was holding me. I don't like meing turned around or even held sideways, so lying on my back was not good for me at all.
The side x-rays were okay to do since I was getting fussed over during.
The x-rays were 'perfect' as the 2 docs said. They gave me a needle of metacam and sub-q fluids because my temp spiked after the x-rays. The docs said it was probably from the stress of it all.
I rested yesterday, which was good because Mommy says some kitties don't know when to take it easy. I ate and drank, just taking it easy. Its been REALLY hot here (in the 90's) and most of us have been going light on the food intake anyway.
Last night, after Mommy got home from the Phillies game, she came in to see me (the docs had asked M to keep me confined to a small area for better resting) and thought my leg looked more swollen. So, she called the ICU at midnight and told them I had a fever of 104.9 and that my leg seemed bigger.
I laid on a cool gel pack last night, after M gave me fluids with a syringe (because she and the vet techs/nurses thought I would do better NOT getting stressed out completely by going back there last night). I ate a can of food and about 1/2 cup dry food, drank and was and still am using the litterbox like a champ.
I a going back to the doctors this morning where one of our favorite docs will take care of me. Yah! They suspect that it is a soft tissue injury since nothing is showing up on the x-ray and since I move so differently, I could have hurt it 'running' through the house or even jumping/sliding off the sofa or loveseat.
Mommy says she is worried about me because I cry when she touches my paw.
I am going to do everything the doctor tells so I can feel better really fast!

 
 

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