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post #1 of 14
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My cat Jinxy went missing for over 24hrs this week, I eventually found her on one of my sweeps of the neighbourhood. I took her immediately to the vets, she was basically suffering from hypothermia and was very close to death. The excellent treatment she received meant she survived. The next day she was x-rayed because she was very reluctant to stand on her rear legs. It was found that where her pelvis met her spine was torn away. The vet has said this is not something they would normally be able to treat.
At the moment she is unable to pass urine or go for a number 2. Pre examination and x-ray she was showing contraction of her anus but this was not apparent post examination. The vet is hoping that this is something which has been aggravated by the examination and will come back.

Obviously it is early days and hopefully Jinx will make a full recovery. Has anybody had a similar experience and if so, can you give me any advice or tips on how to help Jinx in her recovery. She is still in the vet hospital and the vet would prefer to keep her there, which I think is the best thing for her at the moment.

Many thanks
post #2 of 14
Does the vet think she was hit by a car?. The poor thing

Others will be on soon because of the time difference, but sending Jinxy lots of healthy healing and if you can keep us updated on how she's doing?
post #3 of 14
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It is difficult to say, but it would seem the injury is consistent with being hit by a car.

I will be going to visit her in an hour or so and will take her blanket so she has a smell of home. I do not know if it will have any benefit but I feel so completely useless at the moment and wish there was something I could do to help her.

post #4 of 14
Originally Posted by Dave_s View Post
I will be going to visit her in an hour or so and will take her blanket so she has a smell of home. I do not know if it will have any benefit but I feel so completely useless at the moment and wish there was something I could do to help her.
Oh really it will!!. And if you have something in the laundry basket like a t-shirt or shirt that you've had on i would take that as well so it has your smell on it. I always leave a top that i've had on for work for my kitts when i go up to Scotland to see my partner.
post #5 of 14
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Just got back from visiting Jinx. She looks so pitiful just laying there and is obviously not feeling at all well. She will not eat of her own accord and is being syringe fed, but she keeps being sick afterwards. She vomited whilst I was there and had to be moved into another cage whilst they cleaned up. The new cage was only half the size and before I left I got them to move her back so she had room to stretch out.

I am not usually the type that gets all gushy about pets but I really do feel miserable seeing her in such a state and wish there was something more I could do.

I am going in again in the morning to chat with the vet and make sure I understand exactly what the injuries are, what is being done and what the options are. I do not care how much it costs, I just want her to get the best possible treatment.
post #6 of 14
The poor baby, this must be so heartbreaking seeing her like this

Having a good chat with the vet tomorrow is an excellent idea, so let us know what they say?.

Continued healthy coming over for your little girl
post #7 of 14
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Just had a call from the vet and things are looking a lot worse.
She was concerned that Jinx had vomited so badly whilst I was with her and as a result did another x-ray. This showed that she has a hernia which is protruding through her abdomen and into her chest cavity which in turn is causing difficulty with her breathing.

She is being taken into surgery at the moment.

My dad died last year and as stupid as it sounds, I have that same feeling of fear and dread that I had then.
post #8 of 14
Oh awful. Many being sent for your baby.
post #9 of 14
Hi Dave s , im so sorry to hear about Jinxy , im having a similer experience at the moment my Lucy has been in the vets since sunday she went missing and i found her with a broken tail she couldnt stand properly on her back legs it took her 4 days to go for a number 2 and she still cant pass urine herself they have to extract it manually .
I know exactly how you are feeling its been a rollercoaster of a week for me at first they said nothing could be done and gave her till today they said she would need putting to sleep but dont give up hope as ive just wrote in an update on here that she will be coming home soon . i felt so helpless i know you will be feeling too as all you want to do is make them better but she is in the best hands at the vets . i wish i could give you some advice but the only thing i could do with Lucy was time , i took her some toys up and her favorite food and little treats so it felt more like home so yes your blanket will , you say she isnt eating lucy wouldnt eat so i bought some cooked chicken and took it up for her as its her favorite and she started eating after that . even if you think of anything that she will like no matter how silly it seems i would take it to her , i hope she gets better please keep us updated
post #10 of 14
to you and Jinxy!
post #11 of 14
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Jinxy died this evening.

RIP my sweet girl. I loved you very much.
post #12 of 14
As I read through I also was getting that feeling of dread. I am so sorry that things turned out badly for your beloved Jinx. You tried to do all you could, and and that is all any of us can do. RIP little one.
post #13 of 14
I`m so sorry

Rest in peace Jinx
post #14 of 14
Oh this is so sad, i'm so very sorry

I'll close the thread and take Jinxy into the bridge
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