Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ugh. I'm depressed. :(

They ended up keeping Mooshie at the vet's today. His tail is a total frakking mess. I miss him and feel so bad, even though we have NO IDEA what he did to injure himself. It's a mystery that will never be solved. Something fell on him or he got stuck somewhere.........who knows. Even indoor cats are secret ninjas, I guess. lol

He's going to stay at the vet's until Saturday or Monday to get some quiet time away from the other cats and see if his tail is going to heal on it's own or need to be amputated. (We could have brought him home but he was dripping blood everywhere by the time she was done with him and they can't bandage the tail or whatever so it seemed best to leave him there so it stays clean and has the best chance possible to heal up. I don't want the other cats picking on him or have him dragging it around the house through god knows what.)

What fell off in our hands the other night when we tried to look at it ourselves was indeed the end of his tail, like we thought. *shudder* I didn't watch this today (lalalalal looking out the window lalalala) but Patrick said the 'clumpy' skin that we left alone just slipped off like a sock when she tugged on it. OH. MY. GOD. His tail looks like it's been through a damn wood chipper. *hurl* So probably a 1/2 inch is gone already, another 1/2 inch looks black and likely to fall off, the remaining injured part (3-4 inches) may or may not have to come off in a few days if it can't stay infection free and/or 'pinked up'. Luckily for him, I guess, he's always loved his back feet way more than his tail. He just loves to roll around on his back, lovingly clutching a back foot between his front feet and lick it to death. I'm not even sure how aware he is that he has a tail. (He tends to get hung up on the feet and then bliss out without going any further north.)


My poor little boo-boo. His 15th birthday is actually coming up in 2 weeks - isn't he too old to be getting into this much trouble??? :(

15 comments:

Pretty Things said...

OH NO! And this is the sweetest kitty I've loved watching on your site forever!

Smoochies for Mooshie.

Margaret said...

Awww...poor Mooshie! Hope he's back on four paws soon. It wasn't a spider bite, was it? Brown Recluse can cause that blackening..

Cole said...

Oh no! I hope everything gets better for poor Mooshie real soon.

Sylvia said...

My goodness, I would have totally freaked out. How can he accomplish that in the house??? Poor little guy. Hope he gets to keep at least part of his tail and I hope he recovers quickly.

Annie said...

Hope they fix up Mooshie soon. What an awful thing to go through. Sending a big hug your way.

Leslie said...

awwww.. I hope mooshie is feeling better and home soon.
Have a happy Friday

Margaret said...

Ack! Sounds awful! poor thing. Hope he's feeling better soon and all healed up.

Dee said...

Poor baby --- hope his tail heals up without having to have any more surgery.

Hope he's home soon.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Awww, poor guy! I hope he recovers quickly!!! I had to put down my 15 year old cat a few weeks ago and its just heart wrenching when something happens!!!

Cath said...

Hope he gets better soon . sending lots of love ,X

Carol said...

Oh, the poor little thing--I can't even imagine how horrible that must have been for him (and you!)... I do hope he heals quickly and gets back home so you can give him lots of TLC...

valerie said...

Oh no...so sorry to hear this about Mooshie. I hope he's on the mend soon.

Laurie said...

Holy crap, that's terrible! Poor Mooshie...such a lovely cat. I hope he heals fast. It's so hard when our pets are sick...

Pumpkin said...

Oh Melanie :o( How on earth did he manage that being an indoor kitty???? Poor Mooshie. I hope he gets to keep his tail and that's he comes home soon. ((((HUGS))))

Julie said...

I'm so way behind on blog reading, sorry...

Pot Luck and Love cushions are fabulous, super finishes

Loveing the pet shop beads, and your Easter fairy is the cutest!

The 'sweater from hell' looks gorgeous despite your troubles with it, keep plodding on, not far to go now - easy for me to say, i'm not sitting there knitting it am i LOL

Poor Mooshie, my heart is with you, a few years back one of my babies came home with his tail hanging and when i stroked it that too came off in my hand. He ended up having the amputation but it didn't stop him being his usual self after the healing process {{big hugs to you all}}