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Prayers Needed for Simba

post #1 of 29
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Our 8 yr old cat Simba is in the hospital. He's been there since last evening. He has a really bad injury and they've cleaned it up as best they can. He has a HUGE open hole on his leg...well now he's fighting toxicity and it's going to be a touch and go thing for some time.

I need prayers that our Simba will recover so he can come home. I'm praying his body will fight the infection that he has going on.

I'll see if I can get a picture up here of him for all to see.
post #2 of 29
I'm really sorry. I send good vibes and I hope everything works out...
post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by Tyler502
I'm really sorry. I send good vibes and I hope everything works out...
Thank you. I'm going to attempt to put a sig of him up now. *crossing fingers*

post #4 of 29
Awwwww, he is so sweet. Hope he makes a quick recovery. What in the world happened to him.
post #5 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bugaboo1
Awwwww, he is so sweet. Hope he makes a quick recovery. What in the world happened to him.
was he in a fight or something? accident? sending {{{{vibes}}}} & [[[[prayers]]]] your way...
post #6 of 29
Get well soon
post #7 of 29
{{{get well vibes for Simba}}}
post #8 of 29
He looks like such a wonderful friend -- I am sending healing thoughts and wishes for him and for you.
post #9 of 29
I'll be sending up lots of prayers for Simba. Get better soon, dear cat.
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bugaboo1
Awwwww, he is so sweet. Hope he makes a quick recovery. What in the world happened to him.
Well we don't know. He disappeared around Sunday and he NEVER leaves the area. He's always in calling distance. So I knew something wasn't good. So I called out every day and then Wednesday came home from horse chores and found him under the van. He was meowing streangely and wouldn't move. I had to pull him out by his tail.

He has a HUGE hole on his back leg and I could see his muscles. Everything was dry as he was dehydrated. There were maggots everywhere!!! So I called the vets and one met me there. So we don't know what happened. Maybe a spider bite? cat bite? hit by a car?

I wish I knew.
post #11 of 29
I'm praying for you, Simba! Please get well soon!
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by katie=^..^=
He looks like such a wonderful friend -- I am sending healing thoughts and wishes for him and for you.
Simba is a dear friend. When our daughter was born we were at my father in laws out side. She was sleeping in her carrier and this kitten crawled into her lap and slept! Well that kitten came home with us and we named him Simba. He's the same age as our daughter. At Halloween time, he walked with us to go trick or treating! He's been a Uncle to all the kittens we've ever had. He's a very special cat.
post #13 of 29
Please hurry home Simba!
post #14 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you ALL for the prayers!!!
post #15 of 29
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Originally Posted by fluffysimba
Well we don't know. He disappeared around Sunday and he NEVER leaves the area. He's always in calling distance. So I knew something wasn't good. So I called out every day and then Wednesday came home from horse chores and found him under the van. He was meowing streangely and wouldn't move. I had to pull him out by his tail.

He has a HUGE hole on his back leg and I could see his muscles. Everything was dry as he was dehydrated. There were maggots everywhere!!! So I called the vets and one met me there. So we don't know what happened. Maybe a spider bite? cat bite? hit by a car?

I wish I knew.
So you didn't see him from Sunday until Wed? Wasn't the vet able to tell what happened to him? Is it possible he has been shot?
Prayers for him.
post #16 of 29
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Originally Posted by Bugaboo1
So you didn't see him from Sunday until Wed? Wasn't the vet able to tell what happened to him? Is it possible he has been shot?
Prayers for him.
Well to be honest, I don't remember if I saw him on Sunday. My husband had told me we were finished the night before, so......not too with it the next day. But yep, I know he was gone from Sunday night to Wednesday. The vet could only guess as to what happened. I will ask my vet tomorrow if it is posible he was shot. OH my! What a horrible thought.
post #17 of 29
I hope Simba gets better and grows to be strong like Simba in the Lion King.
post #18 of 29
Poor Simba!! I hope he will be OK and will think good thoughts for him - and your family!
post #19 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by fluffysimba
Well we don't know. He disappeared around Sunday and he NEVER leaves the area. He's always in calling distance. So I knew something wasn't good. So I called out every day and then Wednesday came home from horse chores and found him under the van. He was meowing streangely and wouldn't move. I had to pull him out by his tail.

He has a HUGE hole on his back leg and I could see his muscles. Everything was dry as he was dehydrated. There were maggots everywhere!!! So I called the vets and one met me there. So we don't know what happened. Maybe a spider bite? cat bite? hit by a car?

I wish I knew.
well, the good news is, the maggots probably kept him from blood poisoning/gangrene. i saw a medical show on television (more than one) that said maggots only eat decayed/dead tissue, leaving the healthy tissue. some places actually use them in bandages to get rid of decaying/dead tissue on wounds, especially in diabetics. i hope he's better soon!
post #20 of 29
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Laureen, I hope you are correct about the maggots.

I got to see him this morning and he's still in critical condition but he was alert and started purring when he saw me. Then he started meowing. He stood up some because the vet had been bathing him and putting some meds on his ouchie. So now it's a wait and see if he can fight all the infection and toxicity.

The vet said he might be able to come home for the weekend but then will probably have to come back in Monday. It's going to be a long process for sure.

Thank you ALL for the prayers and well wishes. I believe they are gonna work for my Simba!!!~~Charity
post #21 of 29
Best wishes to you and your companion. I hope the doctors work some magic and somebody is looking out for your precious Simba.
post #22 of 29
Many prayers for your little friend.
post #23 of 29
He is so pretty. I hope he gets well soon.
I have seen one of the wild tomcats get into a terrible fight and have big gaping wounds and recover just fine without human help. Hopefully Simba is strong like that too.
post #24 of 29
I'll be thinking of/praying for your beautiful Simba too. I've also heard that about the maggots--it sounds gross and awful but the doctors say that maggots actually DO help with the healing process. And it's so sweet the way Simba responded to you--he was saying "There's my mom!" It sounds like he's a real fighter and that he's getting excellent medical care--we are ALL hoping for a quick and total recovery for your baby! God bless! Big hugs from all of us to you and Simba!!
post #25 of 29
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ALL of you are just GREAT! I'm hoping that Simba gets to come home tomorrow for the weekend. *sigh* I won't know until tomorrow morning. He has to eat before they'll send him home. He's drinking good though.
post #26 of 29
Aww! That is good news! I hope he does too. Poor baby! I'm praying for him too!
post #27 of 29
so sorry! giant hugs! prayers being sent and gentle belly rubs to Simba!
post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
I made an update. Simba didn't make it after all.

Thank you so much for your prayers.
post #29 of 29
I am so sorry - after all that when he was doing OK for a while. My thoughts go with you.
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