We missed posting yesterday. There was a lot of drama in this house. All cat drama which is the most exhausting. It ranks right there with health drama.
Morgan got her bandage taken off on Tuesday. The leg is skinner partly because a lot of the fur is worn and part because it’s been bandaged for eight weeks. She was elated. I was elated. She spent a good two hours carefully grooming that leg. She cleaned between the toesies and yanked on the nails. She made sure her leg fur was spotless. All was well in paradise. Until the overnight hours.
Wednesday morning I got up and she couldn’t walk on her bad leg. She pulled it up next to her body and refused to let anyone touch it. She was growly. This was the same behavior she exhibited when she broke it. I called the vet and they suggested I bring her in.
Something had happened overnight. I should have kept her confined in a small room with no jumping spots for at least the first night or two. The vet suggested another week of bandage and a shot of anti-inflammatory juice. She wasn’t happy but neither was I. If an animal gets in the habit of not walking on a leg, it’s hard to get them to walk on it again.
This morning she is walking on all fours with the bandage and seems to be in better spirits. No growling or snapping, both of which are out of character for her. The bandage comes off on Tuesday and I will watch her like a hawk. No cat trees for a few days. However this morning with the bandage she was on top of the world (actually the cat tree) watching the birds.
Cat drama always brings me to a full stop on anything else, so yesterday was not a productive day. Today is better. I’m already dreading doing the taxes which is normal for me in March. Tax drama is better than cat drama.