This morning we picked up Eliza from the vet hospital! Her leg is healing well, there is no more swelling, and the prognosis looks very good.
Today she has a blue bandage on. It stays on for one week, then she goes back to the vet for a bandage change and suture removal. She can use her litter pan and walk a little bit using three legs and hopping the cast leg around a bit. It’s awkward for sure, but she seems oblivious to it and pays it absolutely no attention.
Despite having a cast on her entire leg, all the way up to her hip – she is a non-stop purring, rubbing, and muffin-making machine. We gave her a cushy cat bed and she could hardly contain her excitement, actually falling over into the bed from rubbing and kneading so much while being out of balance from the cast!
Eliza stays on crate rest for quite a while yet, but she seems absolutely overjoyed to be home, in a bed, next to a full bowl of chow. She’s on antibiotics for a while yet, but she’s off the pain meds, is eating well, and is one brave little girl. I do believe this is one kitty who is VERY happy to be alive today, and she is alive because of the kindness so many people around the world showed her. We’ve rescued a few cats who were very wounded or sick, and sometimes we swear they know and remember being saved because they seem overly grateful, devoted, and loyal afterward. After being home with her for just an hour, Eliza is definitely one of those cats.