I made it! Part II.
So we return to the day after my bone biopsy where Meowmy stayed home with me until I was not so woozy. I still didn't want to eat but she got me so many kinds of stinky goodness that I eventually found one that I did eat. No crunchies though. I was in huge amounts of pain and it made Meowmy cry so hard to see me that way. Even though I was on pain meds, it wasn't enough. Luckily Dr. Ian is a wonderful VET and called on Saturday afternoon, from his house, just to check on me. He looked at a book and told Meowmy to triple my pain meds because he didn't want me all hurty. Things got much better after that!
I was a bad little meezer patient and I pulled one of my 2 sutures out within the first 3 days. Meowmy had to put a cone on my head and take me back to Doc who was able to suture me up with a BIG suture that was dangly. He was upset they didn't put me on any antibiotics at the clinic and he said my wound was infected so he told Meowmy to put warm compresses on it and gave me my first antibiotic. After I had my cone installed I figured out how to use it to my benefit. I was in my isolation room for 3 weeks so I got pretty bored. Its a nice room with plenty of sun and its cozy but I was freezing since my entire back leg had no hair! I figure out how to use my cone as a funnel for the heating vent.
I started to get a little bit better but I was still messing with my sutures. Again I ripped the BIG suture out leaving a huge gaping hole into my leg!!! Meowmy was SOOO scared and she rushed me back to the VET (by this time, they all knew me and I pretty much lived there). I had to go back the next morning and have my wound cleaned out and sutured again. There was a lot of dead tissue so a lot had to be removed. This is when I got my second e-collar and where I became the "Blue Daffodil".
Still, after 2 weeks...no diagnosis! But, I was getting slightly better. Finally the Langhorne people called and said that the only thing they found were 3 different types of bacteria. They repeated (for the gazillionth time) how odd and unusual this was and they had no idea how it attacked my bone. My antibiotics got switched to a stronger different kind but I credit DOC for putting me on them when I pulled my first suture out.
FINALLY I could have my sutures removed and I was getting so much better that I could go out and hang with Chase again (we didn't have Kaze yet). It was such a hard time and my hair took forever to grow back. I still have a scar where there is no fur and the fur that covers it is very light. Dr. Ian said he was going to write an article about me because I was a medical mystery but he still hasn't because there isn't much to say other than I had an infection.
No one knows where it came from or why it attacked my leg like that. The owner of the Langhorne Hospital told my Meowmy (while she was taking care of Snap who had a huge gash on her leg and was all puffy) that the closest thing they could figure was it was related to a lung disease that kills woofies. I had to get an x-ray 6 months later and you know what? I was all healed!!!! Therefore we think I'm in the clear with my leg thing.
I had another bad reaction to my rabies shot this year where I limped for a week. I got my pain meds again and then was OK but that means I don't have to have any more shots ever!!!! I'm exempt.
Stay tuned for the end of April when I tell about my second, even more life threatening adventure!