Kitty broken tail length-wise?

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 31st, 2009, 9:43 am

About a week and a half ago I accidentally slammed Niobe's tail in a drawer as I was closing it. She shrieked and hid under the bed until I crawled under to check on her. At the time, her tail felt normal and she didn't seem to be in extreme pain when I touched it. Since then, I've been kind of keeping a feel on it (I say "feel" instead of "eye" because she of course has crazy long hair) and it's felt normal and she doesn't care when I touch it.

Well last night I was laying in bed loving on the girls and I ran my hand down Niobe's tail, and it felt split at the end. Like it was a y-shape: -------<

She meowed when I touched it, but she's a talker. She meows literally almost every time I touch her. She's fidgety though so I wasn't able to use both hands to dig through her fur and look at it. I felt all around and it truly feels like part of the tail is split length-wise at the end.

Since she's not in pain, can I assume this can wait until I can get her into the regular vet tomorrow? Or do I need to call the e-vet?
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Postby iluvk9 » May 31st, 2009, 9:45 am

All I can say is.....meOOOOOOWWWWW! Poor thing!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 31st, 2009, 9:46 am

God Joyce, I know. I felt so horrible after I did it. I hadn't even realized she was there. :sad2:
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Postby Jenn » May 31st, 2009, 11:21 am

Awww :(
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Postby Marinepits » May 31st, 2009, 12:09 pm

Any blood, pus, or swelling?
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 31st, 2009, 12:14 pm

No, no and no.
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Postby Marinepits » May 31st, 2009, 1:07 pm

She'll probably be fine until tomorrow. It would be a good idea to at least get her checked out, in case there is a loose/hanging piece of flesh that you're feeling at the "split".
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » May 31st, 2009, 1:52 pm

Yeah, I'm definitely calling the vet, just wanted to make sure she'd live until tomorrow. She's acting normal (AKA crazy) so she's not in pain. Yay for no e-vet visit!
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Postby Malli » June 1st, 2009, 1:42 am

I do find it odd that shes NOT reacting...

keep us updated once she goes in! :wink:

And tell her shes a tough little kitty :)
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Postby blabsforbullies » June 1st, 2009, 8:04 am

I hope all goes well today! :hug3: It is possible that she may not be reacting because when there is trauma, the nerves sometimes go "numb" from swelling, etc. It seems to be an individual thing. :wink: If the tail is still split, depending on the health of the skin and how much, if any, of the underlying tissue is exposed, she may need a small piece amputated. But, let's hope not! :wink3:

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 1st, 2009, 12:11 pm

Thanks everyone! She goes in this evening at 5:45.
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Postby iluvk9 » June 1st, 2009, 4:09 pm

Careful you don't step on her tail...

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Postby TheRedQueen » June 1st, 2009, 4:18 pm

Good thoughts headed your way...

I once shut Fry in a drawer...he got behind the drawer and the back of the dresser...and I smushed his whole body. I tried to shut it, and it wouldn't close, so I shut it harder...then one more time, and he finally yelled at me! :oops: Damn cats.

Hope all goes well with the tail!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 1st, 2009, 6:40 pm

Once again I am the over-reactive mom! lol What I was feeling was a giant scab that was stuck in her fur. I'm glad I went though because the Doc gave me antibiotics for her since it had obviously been bleeding a bit. So WHEW! The Doc also got a couple mats out of her fur for me. And my little bowling ball weighed in at 10.5 lbs.
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Postby cheekymunkee » June 1st, 2009, 7:26 pm

Im glad she is ok & no broken tail!
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Postby TheRedQueen » June 1st, 2009, 7:29 pm

I'm relieved to hear that it was a scab! (I'm not sure I've ever said that before!)

Give that giant cat a hug from me! :wink:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 1st, 2009, 7:54 pm

Baby kitty says thank you to everyone for the kind thoughts.

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Postby blabsforbullies » June 1st, 2009, 8:50 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote:Baby kitty says thank you to everyone for the kind thoughts.

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What a CUTE Baby Kitty! :P Glad all is ok!!! :dance:
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Postby hugapitbull » June 1st, 2009, 9:15 pm

She is gorgeous. Glad she just had a big mean scab. :o
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 1st, 2009, 9:30 pm

You and me both! I already felt bad enough for slamming her tail in the drawer, but then to think that it might be broken in some bizarre way??? Ugh.
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