Wednesday, March 30, 2011

{The Dangers of Being an Indoor Cat}

Cats are tough.

Oliver is my first feline. He's taught me a lot, with his latest "lesson in cat" being yesterday.



Turns out, there are hazards lurking around this house I didn't know about. My indoor
cat found a way to get a one-inch gash on his side that went all the way through the skin.
I discovered his wound in a totally random fluke of luck Tuesday morning. (It was hiding
under a lot of hair.) I would have never known anything was wrong by the way he was
acting. His routine was totally intact -- eating, drinking, playing, pottying, and sleeping
as normal.

It was a rough day for him, and it rattled me pretty good, too. Poor angel. I have no idea
how it happened or when, but it was instantly clear we needed to make a trip to the vet.
(Apparently, infections happen fast in a situation like that.) I was a little comforted when
his doctor said it could have happened as recently as the last day or two, based on how it
looked. And I was extremely happy to be able to have him getting fixed up within an hour
of realizing we had a problem. (The people at our vet office are amazing.)

Mr. Oliver Hope Link got about ten staples, antibiotics and some good pain medication.




Now, he's on the road to recovery. Whew!

6 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Who knew? It's a tough life being a cat.

Adriana said...

I'm glad you caught it on time...poor Kitty. Hope he gets well soon.

Miss M! said...

I love his expression in the last two photos - "Whatever; 'tis but a flesh wound Mom!"

Kristi said...

If only they could talk....

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Oh no, how sad!! Glad he's on the mend now. Poor guy.

I had a cat named Oliver when I was little. Good name :)

Ale said...

Hey Sam,

You are so good at posting on your blog and I haven't had a chance to catch up! I just read this post about Oliver. I am glad he is doing just fine now!

hugs,

Ale