I will get ahold of Aspen & let her know you all would like details on the kitty... cute lil thing! I didn't even think to ask for an update. The x rays showed no damage to the spinal cords or the bone, they are tending/worried about what nerve damage there may be.
Anyone that had emailed me I had sent them all an email. Wed the 24th we put Carrot to sleep. This was after my friend Mary, who has a cat rescue, took Carrot on Sat the 20th. I was moving and she took her to give me a break and also to get some more opinions. On Tues she had her equine vet out, a very down to earth honest vet. She had called prior to that and left me a message pretty much saying she felt that Carrot would most likely be put down, not by this vet but she had an appointment the next morning with my small animal vet again. She asked her her opinion and was surprised when the vet showed her how to do physical therapy on the one hind leg. HOwever it was more intense then what we had been doing. The vet confirmed Carrot did have feeling coming back. She had started to use the litter box. She was so full of life! So that next morning she called me and said she was taking her back to the Animal Care Center, but really thought that she was going to get a 3rd opinion, her pediatric orthopedic specialist friend. However that afternoon she called me at work and said they put her to sleep. They were there for an hour talking and looking at Carrot, did another x ray which again showed everything intact. The vet said she really needed a complete MRI which would run in the thousands. The ultimate decision was made when Mary thought about the physical therapy twice a day and how painful it was for Carrot. She screamed in pain. She just couldn't do that for a month, just to put her down. And sadly I had to agree. She buried Carrot in her yard with a small stone. The vet didn't charge a thing that day. God bless him. I want to send him a picture of Carrot I took after the injury. If anything Carrot showed me and my young girls how strong she was. Some days her determination brought tears to my eyes. I still almost second guess putting her down, but when I think about the pain the PT caused. I could not do that to her. She's up in heaven with my little girl Jordan now. Jordan was my first baby that was stillborn. So I feel at peace that Carrot is well taken care of. Thank you ALL for your thoughts, jingles, prayers. I can't tell you how much it warmed my heart you all cared so much! We still have Rosey, the orange mail kitten that was Carrot's best friend, and are considering locking him in the feed room at night this winter to protect him from fox, coyote, racoons, etc. Of course the bullets won't save him, but let's hope that person doesn't do that again. I'm STILL trying to convince hubby to let me bring him home!
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Ahh you must not have gotten my email for some reason... oh I am so sad to hear about Carrot, I've got tears in my eyes I am so very sorry, I am glad you gave her a chance, poor little baby Maybe you can find another little kitty to rescue in her memory.
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