Tutu had also not urinated since Wednesday night (11:30pm) so we decided to express her bladder (it was very distended and she was very uncomfortable). We had to sedate her in order to do this (muscle relaxants did not work). The vet is a little concerned that there might be some nerve damage from the fracture, causing her not to urinate on her own. She is already on nerve supplements so he prescribed valium (2 days worth) to see if it will help. She did scratch at her litter before we left for the vet and assumed the pee position but gave up after a few seconds. Depending on the situation, I may set up a few acupuncture sessions for her.
Tutu's appetite is very good. She ate 2 helpings each for lunch and dinner, and drank water all on her own. She's really such a trooper and I'm so proud of her. She did walk a little after dinner then lay down with her back plastered to my leg. :) I informed Tutu's rescuer (the lady who rescued her from the trash) about the situation this evening and she came right over with her husband to visit Tutu. They still care very much for her.
Thank you everyone for your purrs, woofs and prayers. We truly appreciate all our blog friends. You guys are the best! We aren't out of the woods yet, so do keep her in your prayers!
|Waiting for the sedation to wear off|
|Tutu : You promised to carry me when we got home. We're home now. CARRY ME!|
I have to carry her straight like a plank with her entire body on my forearm and her feet dangling down to keep her spine stable
|Eating her dinner|
|Resting after taking her medicines|
|I can stand AND walk...but not for too long.....yet.|
Thank you for all your prayers and purrs and woofs. I can feel all of it and I know it will help me get better.