Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Horror Day



Awful day yesterday, I spent most of it crying. The crux is we nearly lost our bad boy Tom, pictured above when he was a kitten.
Our Tommy is a bit of a thief, he has been jumping the fence and stealing food from other cats. I don't know what happened but he came home with a broken leg and abrasions.
Then a horrible experience with a vet, I should have known better, their phone number had 666 in it! He wanted to charge $1000 to fix the leg. Plus he was going to charge me $300 for looking at Tom, x-rays and anesthetic. When I said to him to call me before doing anything!
Well I went down there and cried my eyes out and got it reduced to $50. And brought Tom home. I was feeling pushed to either pay for an expensive operation or put him down.
I have given him a homeopathic remedy and it seems to be helping. He is eating and putting more weight on the leg.
I am saying lots of prayers for my cuddly, psycho cat.

10 comments:

  1. Oh no Peta! So is the leg casted or what? Is there no other vet?

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  2. Not casted, I think the vet was trying to rip me off. He is a lot better today and is actually putting weight on it now. The remedies are working really well.

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  3. vicki3:45 PM

    Hope tom is feeling better, we have a pysco cat as well, actually we have 2 cats. They are both siamese and the older one has been known to leap through a flyscreen door to get at a dog. The other one, was hit by a car and broke his leg and had to have it pinned. When I brought him home they told me not to let him jump around. They obviously don't know Charlie too well. I wont even begin to tell you about how he hates the vet and manages to hold on to his wee until we get him into the car!...and I wont even mention he has been bitten by a brown snake and the other one has survived two bites.

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  4. Oh Vicki, they sound like a handful!

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  5. Peta ,I am so sorry,my 12 yearold cat,is very sick right now. We have taken him to the vet 2x in 3 days and I think hes gotta go back.Poor babys,they just can't tell us whats wrong and its so sad.

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  6. Oh poor baby! I hope he is doing better now. Cats are tough though, he'll be back to his old self soon I just know it!

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  7. oh no, that is horrible, glad you got that vet to reduce his nasty fees.

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  8. Thanks Rebecca and JDP! JDP, so sorry to hear about your cat, I know how heart breaking it is. They really are family.
    JDP, what is your first name???

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  9. Oh poor Tom. He looks so adorable. I hope he is Ok and heals soon.
    My completely silly cat swallowed a rubber washer and had to have surgery that cost hundreds. He was sooo sick but he bounced back very quickly. I always meant to frame that &$#@&* washer with all the bills!

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