Broken Kitty!

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Broken Kitty!

Post: #242417 Loobyloo
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:02 am

Hi Folks,

Found out yesterday that nancy (aka the Chubster) has managed to break her femur, right at the top directly underneath the ball joint. She has to go back to the vets for an operation on friday to remove the broken bit so the top of the femur will go into the socket without the ball, apparently there's no other option.

Has anyone else had experience of this in a cat, am worried about how it will heal and how much of a problem this could be for the future. She's only just over a year old! Poor baby. :pale:

Any advice welcome!

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242418 Davie Crockett
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:37 am

Ow! Your poor Cat!
I've just googled this procedure: http://www.2ndchance.info/hipsurgery.htm and it seems to be a very successful option.

Hope she responds well to treatment :thumbright:
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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242420 pelmetman
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:37 am

Oh sorry to hear about Nancy, I am sure she will be fine and soon back to normal, give her a cuddle from me :hugish:

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242422 Loobyloo
Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:08 pm

Aw, thanks for the sympathy guys, and Davie that link is great thank you!! :hugish:

I'm just worried about trying to stop her moving around too much and jumping up on stuff. At the moment the vet has said that she can't do any more damage so not to worry about limiting her movement and apart from a limp you wouldnt know there was anything wrong! She's running about and jumping up as normal!

Bless, I don't think she's going to know whats hit her after the op. She's going to have a baldy bum for ages too as she's long haired!

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242423 spider8
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:07 pm

Awe, hope she's okay and all gets mended :hugish:
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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242426 oldfella
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:26 pm

Few years back, our young cat disappeared, for two days, we found her behind an old door in the shed, with a broken tali and unable to stand, we rushed her to the vet, who found that she had broken her hips, he operated on her hips and put her tail in a splint, and today she do'es every thing that cats do, albeit, with her back legs splayed out.
Incidently, she was found in a plastic bag in a wheelie bin when she was a kitten, she seems no worse for either experience.
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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242440 little blue duck
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:26 pm

hope kitty is ok...

cat's are pretty resiliant, we have one (found as a stray) who has a 3-inch tail after an arguement with a big dog. He seemed to just get on with life (but was really funny when he was high on metacam!)

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242483 Millymollymandy
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:47 am

Good luck to poor Nancy. :hugish:
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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242488 Loobyloo
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:01 am

Wow, oldfella, 2 broken hips and a broken tail? Nancy's got it easy in comparison!

I'm feeling a bit less concerned than I was, thanks everyone. I'll still be worried until she's actually had the op and is awake again though.

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242735 Loobyloo
Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:21 pm

Nancy had her operation this morning and it went well, I'll be picking her up after work and giving her lots of (gentle!) huggles.

Thanks for keeping me calm everyone! I would have been really nervous all morning if it hadn't been for all your advice and sympathy!

I love ish :grouphug:

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242740 pelmetman
Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:40 pm

That absolutely great news Loobyloo.

Sue :flower:
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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242777 little blue duck
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:15 pm

wishing her a speedy recovery :)

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #242780 spider8
Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:48 pm

You can't tell a cat to take it easy but I hope she does and gets better soon :hugish:
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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #243098 Mrs H
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:19 pm

Hope ur kitty is doing well. We're the same as oldfella, r puss cats fell when she was 2 and broke her hips and tail. We couldn't afford to operate and the vet was excellant, we had to box rest her for 6wks and then only let her out in a small area in the evenings. Gradually we built on this and she will be 7 this month! She sits funny and gets a bit sticky in the cold weather but apart from that she's great. It aged her quite badly, she looks a lot older than 7 but she's still spritly and mischievous!! And agreed cats off there tits on metacam is quite amusing!!
Good luck to ur kitty, cats r very resilient and she will pay bac all of ur love and care a million times over. Xx

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Re: Broken Kitty!

Post: #243106 Millymollymandy
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:35 am

Hope kitty is doing OK now. :hugish:
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