Hello everyone. Last night my husband and I were eating dinner when we heard some small crashes in the bedroom. We went to check to see what happened in enough time to get hissed at by one of our 7 month old kittens, Oz, then he went straight under the bed. Checking the room we saw nothing that was knocked over and figured it was just Oz falling from a scare. We thought nothing of it since it was somewhat usual behavior, until he wouldn't come out from underneath the bed. I got him to come out but he was hissing and trying not to let me pick him up. Of course I grabbed him wanting to see what was wrong and he struggled out of my arms. When he landed on the bed next to me I noticed he wasn't putting any weight on his back right leg. So (since our regular vet was closed) we rushed to the local Animal ER. After some pain meds and xrays, we come to find out that Oz fractured a bone in his leg. The fracture was through the growth plate right below his knee. This called for surgery!! So he stayed over night and had surgery this afternoon. Everything went WELL!! They want him to be observed since he is on some heavy meds, so we'll get him back in couple days. The only thing that the vet told that worries me is that we will have to keep him mostly separated from our other kitten Ninja, and keep him from jumping and rough play. Have any of you experienced anything like this, I need some advice as to how to go about this. My husband and I live in a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment, we have a carrier to keep in at times and a small cage that has a bit more room to stretch out. I don't know how we are going to do this for a month!! HELP!! Sorry so long a post...
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11/22/06 at 5:55pm