Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Limping Ninja Christmas

(no pictures....sorry, the laptop is still needing repairs. But we will get posts up cause it dawned on mom that she needs to do our year end reviews)

Last Monday mom dropped Avignon off at the rescue vet. They couldn't figure out what was going on with her and recommended a vet with some orthopedic background take a look at her. Fortunately there is another clinic that has such a vet and has a relationship with the rescue. Mom got Av over there on Tuesday. And it seems that she may have some orthopedic issues, but in the meantime she had also developed a huge abscess in that back leg. The v-e-t cleaned it out and gave mom some antibiotics for Av.

Since Av was going to have to be monitored, mom called grandma and got the clearance to bring the kitten to Tennessee for Christmas. The kid (mom's niece) was THRILLED.

Mom set Av up in the bathroom to keep her contained. However, about midnight on Christmas Eve, Av decided that she didn't like that idea so much and was lonely and started to howl. LOUDLY!! Mom was afraid that grandma and grandpa's woofie was going to hear the kitten and have a fit, so Av and her stuff moved into mom's room. The only reason she wasn't in there in the first place is that mom didn't want her under the bed. So much for that plan. Av still wandered the room some and complained, but it was better.

The kid spent some serious time in with Avignon both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Amazingly, Av has started to purr and was playing with the kid. And once mom went to bed on Christmas night, she jumped on and off (and on and off and on and off) the bed and even curled up next to mom for a little bit.

Mom kept the leg cleaned out and Av has started to extend it some and put her foot down - though she is clearly still limping. Mom is going to give her a little more time and then see if she is using the leg or not and then get back to the v-e-t.

15 comments:

  1. Hi friends!
    Have a delicious and healthy 2016!
    Happy New Year!!!!!!
    Kisses and Hugs from Bavarescats, Mom Marilia and sister Rafaela

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  2. It's good to hear that Avignon seems to be doing much better. At least well enough to jump on and off the bed a zillion times. Hope she gets well soon!
    --Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  3. We're crossing our paws and hope that Avignon is doing better even though she is still limping - maybe it will be better by the time it's 2016.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. I am glad to hear Avignon enjoyed her special time and cuddles. I am sorry she is still limping though.

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  5. Aw, sorry for the kitty's leg, but yay for The Kid getting some kitty time at Christmas!

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  6. It sounds as if the trip is doing Avignon some good. Hopefully her problems will be mended in the new year.

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  7. We're glad to hear Av is doing a bit better and got some snuggles. We'll hope clearing up that abscess helps tremendously.

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  8. It sounds like Avignon is a kitty who wants LOTS of attention! I'm sending lots of healing purrs to her.

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  9. It's good to hear that Avignon is doing better. Purrs

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  10. We sure hope Avignon starts feeling better! I mean ALL better!
    Cammie!

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  11. Avignon .... de blessings oh St Francis headed yur way ~~~~~ him all wayz haz plentee ta spare N heez willing ta share....♥♥♥

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  12. We're glad Avignon is doing a bit better. We're hoping and purring for all the way better, though!

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  13. We hear Avignon is doing better. That's great news!

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  14. Yes, but you forgot the best part of the story..

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  15. We hope this all heals up quickly, so she can get back to the very serious business of being a kitten tot.

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