Ari broke his leg. :(
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|Tue, 11-26-2013 - 10:11pm|
Well, the car that hit him broke his leg. I feel terrible. He lives to go outside and roll around, eat grass, nap in the sun, etc. I always supervise him out there to make sure that he doesn't run off. Unfortunately, while keeping an eye on him in the yard this morning I watched him jump the fence, run after a squirrel, and get hit by a car. He hobbled out of it, and was hissing ( which he never does.) He ran around the yard for a minute, and then hid in the bushes. I just grabbed him, threw him in the car, and took him straight to our vet. He was strangly calm in the car. Fortunately they were able to squeeze us in, and did confirm his leg was broken. They have to keep him at the vet for a couple of days and are doing surgery Friday.
I'm so relieved that he's not hurt anymore then the leg. It could have been so much worse. I'm really sad that he has to stay at the vet. I dropped him off for a few hours, then came back later this afternoon with his favorite blanket. I'm going to go visit him tomorrow morning too so he doesn't think we're abandoning him.
The vet said that after he comes home, he'll have to be confined for 4-6 weeks. We have an extra bedroom that will work. It will be depressing for him to not be able to run around and play, but at least he'll be at home. The extra bedroom is usually where Mia hangs out, so I'm not sure how she's going to handle this.
Anyone have any experience with having to keep a super active kitty activity free for an exteneded period of time after surgery or an injury? Any suggestions to make it stress free for him (and Mia!)
Thanks so much.