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Poorly Little Man

post #1 of 15
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Oh god, I'm just about beside myself. I needed to come on here because no one else would understand.

I woke up this morning and my cat, Theo was howling in the living room, he won't let me anywhere near him, although after putting mittens on i was able to check which leg it was, and he seems to have hurt his front left leg. I can't touch it enough though to find out where the pain might be coming from. I can't get an appointment at the vets until later this afternoon, and I've got a meeting this morning at work so i had to come in. I can't bear the thought of him upset and on his own. His coat is malting loads, which is so unusual for him as he hardly malts at all, and must be due to the pain that he is in. I can't stop thinking about him... i know that sounds so silly but i can't stand the thought of him in pain. Its just the two of us.. i'm so worried.
post #2 of 15
Honestly, I wouldn't have gone into work today. I would have told them I had a family emergency and then just taken the poor guy to the vet. They would see him without an appointment.
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by Charcoal
Honestly, I wouldn't have gone into work today. I would have told them I had a family emergency and then just taken the poor guy to the vet. They would see him without an appointment.

Oh god, now i am worried. Should I have stayed at home? Our vet is VERY popular and i asked for a sooner appointment but they didn't have one.. i got the earliest that i could get. I made him as comfortable as i could before leaving. God i am so so worried... have i been horrible to him?!
post #4 of 15
Can you ring the vet now? Explain what the problem is and they'll hopefully tell you to bring him in straight away, then you just have to have sudden migraine and go home from work
post #5 of 15
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Yeah i'll phone them now and see what they say
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by foxyfantastica
Yeah i'll phone them now and see what they say
Nice one

Let us know what they say
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Oh god. They were not helpful at all, although made the appointment an hour earlier, so now we go at 3.30.
post #8 of 15
Well at least the appointment is for earlier. If they were really concerned about it, they would have told you to bring him in right away so maybe it isn't as bad as it looks, sounds.

Don't feel bad.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by foxyfantastica
Oh god, now i am worried. Should I have stayed at home? Our vet is VERY popular and i asked for a sooner appointment but they didn't have one.. i got the earliest that i could get. I made him as comfortable as i could before leaving. God i am so so worried... have i been horrible to him?!
No you have not been horrible to him. You are taking him to the vet, you have made him comfortable and you have done everything you can to try and look after your kitty and not get yourself in trouble at work. If the vet won't see you earlier there is not much you can do anyway, and I would be having a little word to the vet about their policy on emergencies - the receptionists may have misunderstood the urgency and the vet would probably like to know.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva!
No you have not been horrible to him. You are taking him to the vet, you have made him comfortable and you have done everything you can to try and look after your kitty and not get yourself in trouble at work. If the vet won't see you earlier there is not much you can do anyway, and I would be having a little word to the vet about their policy on emergencies - the receptionists may have misunderstood the urgency and the vet would probably like to know.

Thank you so much for your kind words, they really made me feel a lot better. I hope he's ok, hopefully tomorrow i'll be able to let you all know that he was ok after all. Hopefully if he's alone at home and its quiet he'll be sleeping.

Thanks again
x
post #11 of 15
Is there an update yet? I hope everything went well!
post #12 of 15
I have to agree that you have done the best for him. Waiting in the vet's reception room, for a "squeeze-in" can be very traumatic for a cat, esp. with all the other comings and goings, emotions running high, etc. I hope to hear a good update on Theo's condition very soon. Bless you for being so caring!! Hugs, susan
post #13 of 15
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Hello everyone.. thanks so much for your kind words!

Fortunately, while painful for him, it turned out to be an infected puncture wound - it was huge... the vet thought that a dog may have attacked him.. but then i guess thats his fault a little for venturing into a garden where there are dogs!! He's on some very strong antibiotics and has had a couple of anti inflammatory/ painkiller jabs to keep him going, and last night he felt better enough to eat some tea.. oh god you should have seen me.. i was crying over him with joy when he was eating!! He was just so poorly yesterday, he's vocal anyway but my god, he was wimpering and moaning like I've never heard before. The vet thought that the wound was very deep and had affected some of the muscle when the infection got in. Its wierd though cos i would have thought that i would have noticed that he had a puncture wound (he's on my lap or around me ALL the time at the moment) but oh well, at least we caught it early. Anyway, he's ok and thats the main thing! I went and bought him a load of new toys and stuff yesterday to cheer him up, and for the first time in his life he's got the POSHEST food in the house!!

Thanks again for your lovely advice and kind words.

FF & Theo
post #14 of 15
Thanks for the update. Glad to know he will be getting better.
post #15 of 15
See, no worries! Glad everything is OK. It's also all right that you went in to work...you were planning on taking him to the vet. I have had to do that too.
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