Hi, I'm back. I know you all have been waiting
anxiously to hear about my leg. Yes, I broke it. In 3 places! The V-E-T was quite impressed and very baffled because cats don't usually break parts. We are more graceful than woofies, who break parts a LOT.
So, here's what happened. I was being my usual self. Racing from one end of the house to the other, up and down cat trees, across the tops of furniture, flying through the air with the greatest of ease. So I raced to the top of the cat tree next to the china hutch and took my usual leap to the top of the hutch. But I missed. Maw was at her 'puter and heard a "kathunk," "CRASH." Then all was quiet. After a little while, I limped over to one of the beds next to the 'puter and lay down. Maw looked at me and my leg was already swollen and I was trembling.
Maw, never one to get overexcited in an emergency, jumped up and examined my leg and immediately called our V-E-T and said we were on our way in.
They took x-rays and all that and put a splint on my leg. Told my Maw to keep me quiet and not let me do any running around. Yeah, right. Well, actually, I wasn't feeling so hot, so I didn't run around for a few days. Plus, I had to get used to walking with this splint on me that was longer than my leg. It was kinda slippery on the end too. Not like my little toe pads that grip shiny surfaces like little rubber suction cups (sometimes). But I was back to climbing the cat trees even with my splint. Not a problem for me!! I have lots of upper body strength.
I had to go in and have x-rays done at 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks to see how my bones were healing. Finally, after 12 weeks of wearing a splint, I was free again. It took me a couple of days, but I learned how to use that leg again real quick, and was leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Ok, tall cat trees.
Yes, poodies can break bones. I did. And ain't my pictshur just way too adorable? Maw has it on her coffee mug.