Friday, May 25, 2007

Blackie's Poor Tail

Pumpkin's Momma here. Blackie had to go to the vet yesterday. On Monday, we noticed that Blackie couldn't hold her tail up. When we pet her back, she usually arches her back and her tail goes up, but now, about 3 inches from the base, her tail just hung limply down. I tried to examine it, and noticed it was swollen but she kept pulling it away from me so I thought she just sprained it somehow. On Wednesday, she kept licking her tail and I saw that there was an open sore on it. After what happened to poor TeaCup, I didn't want to take any chances and out came the PTU and to the vet she went, with Blackie complaining all the way. Dr. Lau said there was a "separation" in her tail and it could be either broken or more likely, she tore some ligaments in it. He wrapped it and put a splint on it and she needs to keep it on for 2 weeks. Since the sore was infected, she received a shot and needs to take liquid Clavamox for the next 7 days. So far, she's being very good and is leaving her wrapped tail alone.

We suspect that she got in a fight with Tiger, and he bit her tail but he's not admitting anything!

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20 Comments:

At 5/25/2007 1:47 AM, Blogger Riley & Tiki said...

Poor Blackie! Purrs.

 
At 5/25/2007 2:49 AM, Blogger jcfloresinc said...

Oh, poor Blackie. It loks like she's taking it pretty well. We will purrrrr and purrrayer for her. Get well soon.
Be blessed,
Samantha & Tigger

 
At 5/25/2007 3:04 AM, Blogger The Meezers said...

oh oh oh poor Blackie. be a good girl and take your medicines!

 
At 5/25/2007 3:48 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ouch! Poor Blackie. Maybe yoor mom cood dekorate yoor tail wrappings den yoo cood say it was a fashon aksesoree. Keep taking yoor medisin so yoo don't hasta haf yoor poor tail cut off!

 
At 5/25/2007 4:11 AM, Blogger Dragonheart said...

Poor Blackie! I hope her tail heals quickly! Sendings lots of healing purrs her way.

 
At 5/25/2007 5:54 AM, Blogger Ann M & the Kitties said...

Oh, poor Blackie. Clavamox fixed Ariel right up when she had an infection.

 
At 5/25/2007 7:05 AM, Blogger Tara said...

Poor Blackie! You were right to get treatment right away. Looks like you are taking it well girl! Lots of purrs and meezer energy!

Tara

 
At 5/25/2007 7:12 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

Ouchie! Poor Blackie! I am very sorry that her tail got so hurty. I can tell she is being very brave, though.

 
At 5/25/2007 7:55 AM, Blogger Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

You have my full sympathies as this happened to me 2 weeks ago. My tail went limp and they rushed me to the VET. I was lucky and there is no break and my tail started recovering very quickly. I hope yours does too!!

Latte

 
At 5/25/2007 9:13 AM, Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

Hmmm...furry suspicious - get well soon Blackie!

 
At 5/25/2007 12:06 PM, Blogger Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Poor Blackie, I hope you get well soon. As for Tiger biting your tail, I don't know! He looks like such an innocent kitty in his picture : )

 
At 5/25/2007 1:55 PM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Oh your poor tail. We hope it gets better quickly.

 
At 5/25/2007 4:08 PM, Blogger Emma's Kat said...

Bebe! You wouldn't have! Would you? Well, I'm sure it was an accident. Blackie, hope your tail is all better quick!

 
At 5/25/2007 4:49 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Poor Blackie! Glad that the tail if fixable. Get better soonest.

 
At 5/25/2007 4:56 PM, Blogger Cats ~ Goats ~ Quotes said...

eee-yow! That must have hurt!
Sending lots of purrs to Blackie, get well soon.

 
At 5/25/2007 8:41 PM, Blogger Lux said...

Oh my goodness! Just look at that poor tail all bandaged up! Get well soon!

 
At 5/26/2007 4:15 AM, Blogger Ariel said...

Poor Blackie hope her tail gets better soon.

 
At 5/26/2007 4:35 PM, Blogger Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, poor Blackie! It's no fun to have a tail owee. Can we come over and sign your bandage?

Rocky
& the Artsy Catsy crew

 
At 5/28/2007 4:47 PM, Blogger Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

we are very glad you had this checked out! We have had many tail owies too, stiches for Zed and Merlin and Jezebel caught hers on fire. We really feel bad for you. And we are sending our loves and purrs.

Sorry we didn't get to comment sooner. Our stupid connections were being dumb.... grrrrr

Purrs and Love

 
At 5/31/2007 6:18 AM, Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

I just saw this on your post list! How is Blackie doing? I'm so glad you got to the vet and he took care of everything. We're sending lovin' purrs and good healing vibes to you Blackie. No messing with the tail even if it itches!

 

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