Originally Posted by GingersMom
Oh no, poor girl! Any idea what the damage is from?
I know her life is difficult as it is - will she be able to manage without the use of a paw?
I really truly had no idea what happened. Basically, she was fine last night at midnight when she had supper. At 7am this morning she wasn't using her paw. Whatever happened did so in those 7 horus.
Now, the vet said that if it is a temporary thing....she probably just landed wrong (you know, blind cats take death defying leaps off lord knows where all the time....good luck stopping them!
). He compared that possiblity to you waking up after sleeping on your hand.
The other possiblity is that she got stepped on, got her foot shut in a door, or who knows what. Now, I've got an 85# dog & a 55# dog that could've stepped on her. Or she might've been playing "footsie" under the front door when dad left this AM (he said he never saw her this morning)....and had her foot slammed in the door. If that is indeed the case....she won't ever have use of her paw again.
With everything Damita has been through in her life, I am confident that she'll take this in stride. If it comes down to it, I will make a decision that might be needed.
I just got home from work, she's curled into a tiny ball under mom/dads bed....I am not going to disturb her until it's suppertime....then I'll be back to let you know if her paw is functioning at all or not.