My wonderful 7 toed cat with the name of "Toes" has suffered from a horrendous accident of some kind. We are not sure how it happened but both hips were popped out of joint. The vets both say that it is very very odd for both to be done at the same time. He would have had to land on both back feet at the same time for this to happen. We are not sure if he was hit by a car as there doesn't seem to enough trauma for this to have happened. Example: Toe nails not all frayed from trying to grip the road. No other damage to bones like pelvis or spinal injury. We are praying that this was not done by a human being. I just can't think about that. Toes has already had the surgery to remove the "ball" of the joint that goes into the hip socket and now he will produce what they call a false hip, with scar tissue and such, the hips will be able to work again if it heals correctly.
I am on CPP medical disability due to complications from the cancer treatments I received. I had to stop taking my rheumatoid arthritis medications as they would have interfered with the radiation and chemo treatments needed to beat the cancer. The arthritis had the chance to spread during this time, and it did, affecting my back, shoulders and feet now.
My veterinarian has allowed me the opportunity to make payments to pay for Toes and his surgery, but being on a pension now, it is difficult to make ends meet as it is and now the vet bill has added more stress to a stressful situation. If there is anything that you can do to help us out with paying this bill off, both Toes and I would be ever so grateful. Any assistance would truly truly be a blessing. If you do not feel comfortable in sending to us directly through Paypal, you can mail a cheque or money order to:
Belmont/Langford Veterinary Hospital, 785 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 2X5
Just mention somewhere on the payment made that it is to go to "Toes Bishop" and they will apply it to his bill. :)
Thank you very much for taking the time to read our story and every little bit helps.
Sue and "Toes" and nurse Peeky (Toe's buddy)
July 1st UPDATE:
Toes is managing very very well now and really wants to get out of the fenced yard. We sit out in the garden and watch the bugs, bees and birds. Something catches his attention and he's off. He is still unable to jump, which is good, he is still much too wobbly to look after himself. He really is a special guy and we are so very glad he is still here.
July 29th UPDATE
Toes is able to stay outside in the yard now and actually was able to jump over our tiny gate and into the driveway. I brought him back and he went and lay under his little hedge that he likes. He was miffed but safe. He really wants to venture and is getting stronger and stronger every day. He amazes me that in just 6 1/2 weeks he is nearly "normal". The vet said that within the year you may not be able to tell he has no hip joints, at least to people who don't know, they will assume he is "normal".