So just yesterday I found my indoor cat after she had been out for four days. She goes out once a week or so and she only stays out for an hour and we are always watching her and such. We live in a very safe neighborhood for cats and we've had many over the years, but somehow this one got away. She's a gorgeous calico and we thought someone must have taken her. Anyways this all besides the point after four days of searching and canvasing the town with lost cat poster she mysteriously ended up in our yard. We were so relieved to find her, but we started to notice that she was very withdrawn and would just stay in one place and not move for hours and hours. Finally I figured out that something was wrong with her back leg. I'm almost sure its broken because I've dealt with cats who've had the exact same injury before. I'll pick her up and she'll be just fine, but then i'll go to put my arm under her and support her bottom so I'm not just holding he up by her arms and she'll start meowing and growling. Whenever I put even the slightest bit of pressure on her hip/leg area you can tell she's in a lot of pain. Anyways I am trying to schedule a vet appointment for today, but our vet is very busy and I don't know if we'll be able to get her in today. So my question is what can I do to ease her pain in the meantime? And also what do you think the vet will say? I'm concerned because the break or fracture or whatever it is seems to be very high up on her leg (like her hip) and I know those can be more difficult to fix because you can't put a cast on it etc. So what do you think the vet will do and what will the price be? I always take care of my cats whatever the cost, but money doesn't grow on trees and I do need to be prepared.