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3 1/2 months and Icarus is home!!

post #1 of 21
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So on Nov 4th our cat was stolen. Yes, we know he was stolen and we know this because this guy that lived in our complex mentioned to my H a few weeks prior to getting evicted that if our cat came up missing he would know where he was. Sure enough the same day the jerk moved out, Icarus was gone. He is microchipped so we knew if he was picked up we would get a call. Not to go into details, we tried frantically to get him back from the guy but to no avail.

Well, today we get a call that he was turned in by someone to the humane shelter. This very nice women saw him in her backyard and fed him. She knew he belonged to someone because he still has his collar (but his ID tag was removed) so she called the humane shelter and they asked if she could bring him in, which she did, even though she is allergic to cats. She said Icarus sat on her lap and purred for the whole drive.

So we picked him up and on the way there I made an appt. for him for the vets for tomorrow to get checked out. Unfortunatly when we got him there was something wrong with him leg so we took him to an emergency clinic and his poor little leg is fractured. I feel so bad, what Icarus must have gone through these past few months.

We bring him in tomorrow for the surgery. Right now he is home and happy. He has been lounging and eating, a lot. Which is great. When we had him he was almost 12 lbs; at the vet they weight him and he is 6.9 lbs. He is so skinny, I can hardly recongnize him. We have him in our room away from the other two cats, which are strangers.

Icarus has yet to meet Chip and Scotty, but will in a few days. Right now he is happy eating and laying down.

I will let you all know what happens tomorrow after him surgery.

I am so happy!!! Yaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!
post #2 of 21
Poor little guy but I am sure that he will soon be better. What you and he have been through to get him back! How on earth can people do such things?
post #3 of 21
Aww poor guy!
Glad he's home where he belongs thou!
post #4 of 21
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We took him in this morning, the doctor was very nice and knowlegable. He said since we don't know how long his leg has been broken it will be hard to tell if he will be able to repair it. He said we may have to amputate his leg. He is going to go in and take a look at the bones, muscles and cartiledge that has built up and call us to let us know if we should amputate.

If we have to amputate, what should be expect?

Also, what should we expect during the aftercare?

Thanks.
post #5 of 21
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We took him in this morning, the doctor was very nice and knowlegable. He said since we don't know how long his leg has been broken it will be hard to tell if he will be able to repair it. He said we may have to amputate his leg. He is going to go in and take a look at the bones, muscles and cartiledge that has built up and call us to let us know if we should amputate.

If we have to amputate, what should be expect?

Also, what should we expect during the aftercare?

Thanks.
the poor little guy! I am so sorry that this happened to you and him. Thank god for that microchip. I do not know anything about amputation (except that most animals seem to do fine) but I wish you and he luck.
post #6 of 21
oh my gosh!! What a stroke of pure luck you have been reunited!! as far as amputation, we have a member here, skippymjp, who has a 3 legged kitty named Trace. You might want to PM him for some advice.
post #7 of 21
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Thanks for the replies! Yeahk, the dr. said that cats are born with three legs and a spare and he would be fine if they had to amputate it. They said it would be better then a partial good leg that might become dead weight.

I will certainltly contact that guy about Trace.

It was such good luck to get him back and he is being so sweet. He stayed home with us last night and ate three cans of food, haha! He went to the bathroom in the litter box all four times last night and slept on our bed, some, he was fine jumping down on his own. I don't think the leg is bothering him tomuch because he was laying on it a bit, but when he walks he picks it up. I was laying on the ground last night and I called him and he came over and laid down with me and was purring. He really is the sweetesy cat. The women who found him and took him to AC said that if she was not allergic should would have kept him.

It's so great that we got him back because he most likely would have been put down.

I am so happy to have him back and can't wait for him to get home and get better.
post #8 of 21
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The vet called and the surgery went well. They said he had a lot of scar tissue but that he as of right now has about 90% range of motion. The dr. did not splint or caste it because he said we will need to do rehabilitation movements with him. So tomorrow he will come home and we will have to keep him confined for six weeks in a crate. That will be good for him to gain some weight. I can't wait for him to come home to us. He should be almost good as new.
post #9 of 21
That is wonderful news.

Sending healing vibes for sweet Icarus.
post #10 of 21
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Thanks XOcats.
post #11 of 21
So great you have your friend back and that his surgery went well.
post #12 of 21
What a wonderful happy ending I'm so glad you have your boy back
post #13 of 21
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I wanted to update you all.

We picked Icarus up last night and brought him home. We purchased a large dog crate about 40x36 and put a blanket, litter pan and dishes in there for him. He seemed pretty happy to be home. He slept much of the night, he was so quiet, I did hear him eat and use the litter box during the night.

When I woke up this morning he must have been waiting for me because as soon as I pulled back the covers he started to meow. I filled his food dish since he ate everything last night and pet him. He was so cute!!! He purrrred and purrrred and seemed to be doing well expect for being hungry.

I was a bad mommy and gave him his pain medicine this morning with out realizing you he can only having it once a day! I hope he is not in too much pain tonight because I will feel very guilty.

Overall he seems to be doing well. He definitly wants to come out of the cage, he tries to push his way out when he open the door but once we start to pet him he calms down.

I will try to post pictures soon.
post #14 of 21
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Icarus on Monday when we brought him home, the big lump on his leg in the back of the picture is scar tissue that had formed over his fracture.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/IMG_2185.jpg
post #15 of 21
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post #16 of 21
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Icarus about a year ago, isn't he handsome!



Icarus as a kitten about seven years ago:



Chip and Scotty, Icraus' new friends (which he has not met), haha should be fun to see what happens with them:

post #17 of 21
I'm so glad you got him back. I'd be so worried about my Moses if he were missing or stolen.

By the way, he's a handsome cat!
post #18 of 21
All your cats are beautifull!

Glad to hear Iccie is recovering well.
post #19 of 21
I'm glad you had such a happy ending.
post #20 of 21
Yay! I love happy endings!
post #21 of 21
Hooray for happy endings!! And what beautiful boys you have!
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