Kitty recuperating from Surgery

December 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Cat: Boots, Cat: Smokey, Cat: Stripey, Prayers Needed | Leave a comment

My snowshoe Siamese, Boots, age 6, had surgery on Thursday.

My 10-year old son (who feels guilty and very upset with himself) was holding her and swung her backwards and then forwards, dropping her.  When she landed, she cried very loudly.  My husband heard it happen but didn’t see it.  Me, I was asleep already.

The next day I took her to the vet and she (the vet) told me that her back left kneecap was out of whack.  She kept Boots for the day, gave her a shot for pain, sent her home that night with a mild morphine med for 3 days, and I was to call on Monday if she was still acting like it hurt.  On Monday, she seemed fine.  But by Wednesday, all three of us noticed that she was limping often.

Took her to the vet Wednesday and the injury was worse.  Every time Boots moved her back leg, the kneecap popped out.  She was in a lot of pain.  So after getting an estimate for surgery and realizing that it was important to do, we left Boots over night.

She came through surgery well.  Stayed at the vet’s Thursday and came home yesterday.  Upon returning home, she was attacked by our middle cat, Smokey.  It was extremely upsetting for both my son and husband…hubby had to separate the cats and we’re keeping Boots in my son’s room with food, water and a litter box.  We bring her out for cuddles every couple of hours, letting her get lots of rest in between.  She’s finally eating and using her box.

I called the vet about the attack and she says it’s normal.  Boots was gone, came home smelling like meds and all kinds of scary things, and Smokey reacted.  Smokey will go down the hallway and sniff at the bedroom door.  While Boots is in arms, she’ll walk up and growl and then run off.  The vet said to be patient and give them time.


Please send prayers for both my girls…healing for Boots and patience for Smokey, so she’s recognize her “sister”

Our other cat, Stripey, is fine.  He was shy after the attack but sits outside the bedroom door yowling at Boots…not in anger, I think he just wants her to come out and play LOL


~ Patty


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