Friday, January 8, 2010

Poor Tipsy

Poor Tipsy. He is my oldest cat. He was also my first cat. I have had him about 10 years. He was Jake and I's only cat for the first three years. Yesterday he started acting like his paw was bothering him. By today he wouldn't even walk at all, he just laid around and growled if anybody came near him. I took him to the vet and they said that he has no obvious break, but that he has a huge pocket of abscessed fluid where his elbow is. They gave him a pain pill shot and anti-inflammatory shot, but if it does not get better than he will need x-rays. If they show a fracture, than he may need surgery which would be very expensive, and he is so old he might not even survive. At that point we might have to consider putting him to sleep. We are very sad about it and we are hoping he gets better. He has been a great lap cat and companion and will be missed very much if it comes down to it. So for now he is resting and taking his medicine and we are just babying him as much as possible