Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Is there no end in sight?
So last night, we got back from the vet with some good and not so good news: the good news is, Mia is in good condition (albeit having this flu flare-up and, to use the vet's exact expression, is a bit on the "portly" side. LOL!) The bad news is, Angel also has the cat flu, on top of her leg injury. :( The poor thing is a wreck! She's such a sweet, gentle cat... Extremely trusting and passive... But I think even she has her limits. She's been telling her "helicopter mum" to piss off and let her rest. She's had enough of syringes of laxatives in her mouth, legs being poked and pulled, and getting taxied to this dreaded place that's noisy and smells of wet dogs. The vet said to us if her sniffles and sneezes turn into weepy, crusty eyes and wheezy breathing, then we should bring her in pronto. I say "no"... I'll call the vet and ask if we could simply get a course of antibiotic like Mia's... Ain't no way I'm putting her through more stress. She's had a gut full (literally, hence the need for laxatives.) As for her leg, the doc reckons she's damaged the anterior crutiate ligament. Whether it's torn or simply damaged is a matter of wait and see. She said to give her another week or so and see if her gait improves. Cats, like humans, can take many weeks before ligaments heal. She also suggested we see a physiotherapist and get her assessed (yes... There is such a thing for pets, apparently.)