Thursday, June 21, 2007

Keep Lily in your thoughts on Friday

We came home Wed night a bit later than we might normally. When we called Lily, she showed up with a VERY bad limp, unable to put weight on her right hind leg. Worried that she had been hit by a car we rushed her to a 24 hour emergency vet. We didn't get to bed until 1am today. Moonrabbit met with Lily's surgeon today. Her leg is broken where the femur meets the knee. There is no evidence of a car strike. Like many Siamese, she loves to climb and be on the high ground. I think she either slipped off our new roof, or most likely fell off our tall Crepe Myrtle tree that she loves to climb. I have seen her lose grip but catch herself several times there.

She will be getting screws to reattach the bones Friday in surgery. They may be permanent or have to be taken out later.

She's been a trooper, no complaining, but when she comes home to her new residence, a borrowed dog crate, she may be unhappy for the 4 to 6 weeks where she's not allowed to jump around.

Here she is in happier, lower altitude times.


  1. Poor Lilly. I am sorry to hear about this.

  2. You are very good cat owners. I wish Lily a smooth recovery. I'm so glad you're taking good care of her.