I didnt post this before because i didnt realy feel like talking about it. Thursday the neighbors dog attacked Screach, my old yeller tom cat. Oddly enough this dog has never done this sort of thing before. SHe has always come around and ate with the cats and played with them, but this time she wasnt so friendly. The vet couldnt find anything broken, but i am beginning not to trust him so much because there has to be something seriously wrong, screach can not walk. He told my sister to take him home and keep him in the crate and after a couple of days we would have to decide either to put him to sleep or not, but the chances of him walking again were almost none. He has feeling in his hind legs and can move them, but he dont walk. The first two days he just layed there and meowed, the meowing is nothing new he has always been a talker and still very much is. He eats and drinks and seams to have no problem with that. Saturday night he started really sitting up. So maybe this is progress? I just dont know what to do, i put him in Dixie's large dog crate with a litter box and food and water bowl, i keep it clean and i have taken him out of the crate to see if he would try to stand on the floor but no luck there. I noticed tonight his legs arent as limp as they were and he holds them closer under him when he scoots across the floor in a sitting possition. Everyone says i should just put him down because he will never walk again. I dont see how this is fair, would they want put to sleep if they couldnt walk? I dont know, i guess i am questioning whether i am doing the right thing, he dont seam to be in pain, at least from what i can tell, its not like he is laying there crying or anything, how do i know for sure? I wasnt even here to rescue him when it happened, i was stuck in stw with my bf, and got a phone message that evening after my sister had rescued him and had him taken in and looked at. Does anyone have any experiance with anything like this? Am i letting him suffer or is it right to give him time and see if he will walk again? If he dont walk again is it mean to let him go on like that or ????
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2/4/08 at 5:44pm