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No Way Dam Spammers
January 14th 07, 04:03 PM
Hello all,

Last week, my wife and I found a kitten that had been run over by a vehicle,
laying on the center line of a busy highway, alive. (We are in the south,
and it was in the afternoon, with temperature around 80F, so hypothermia was
not an issue.) In my rush to get the kitten out of the road, I picked it up,
and quickly brought it back to our car. That was when we realized that the
kitten's right rear leg was still on the road; it had been completely
amputated at the far (distal) end of the thigh bone. The kitten was alert,
and there was almost no bleeding from her leg. It licked my hand, then bit
me, but didn't really try too hard, while not playing, either. We rushed to
the Veterinary Hospital, not too far away.

"Cat's name?" "I don't know, we just found it."
"Male or Female?" "Good question."
"Age?" "No idea."
"Is ths your cat?" "It is now!"

So we registered "NoName" and found out it was a "She." I forgot to ask them
how old she looked, but I'd say 6-8 weeks. (?) They kept her overnight, gave
her antibiotics and pain meds. The next morning the vet completely amputated
her right leg at the hip, so there is a smooth line all the way down the
right side of her torso; she looks a little like a bean when viewed from the
right side. (We are also trying to think of a name for her.) She had fleas,
too.

We picked up the kitten the next morning after her surgery. I was afraid she
might be "wild," but she is incredibly (well, I guess not for a kitten)
loving and trusting. The vet techs said she was even "baking bread" while
they held her in the hospital. She was dribbling urine when I picked her up,
the techs said that might be because of the shock she endured, and should
stop soon.

Well, we've had (we're leaning towards calling her) "Scooter" at home now
for 4 days, and she still has no control of her bladder or stool. She's
learning to walk again, heartbreaking as it is to watch when she falls /
rolls over when she tries to sit up. She shows no sign of paralysis in her
left leg, and each day she walks / drags her rear a little better. I'm
encouraged from the posts I've read about her regaining her abilty to walk,
so that's not the problem. Also, her fleas are gone. She will be an indoor
cat.

I think she is familiar with a litter box. We have a baking pan for her to
use like they had in the vets office, and she can get into and out of it
easily. She has dug around in it and used it a few times, but 99% of the
time, she dribbles urine whenever she walks, or is picked up, or even when
she is sleeping. She seems to have complete emptying of her bladder when she
is asleep. I have found her laying on towels I put out for her, drenched
with urine. It does not seem to bother her (as much as it does me) to lay in
the urine. When her bed is made fresh, it will be urine soaked usually
within 15 minutes.

She eats and drinks very well. Her stool appears normal, not loose, but it
just comes out of her at any time. There was half a normal stool in the
litter pan this morning, and the other half on the floor, close to, (but not
next to) the litter pan.

Does anyone else have any experience with anything like this? I couldn't
find anything online about this. As far as I can tell, her tail does not
appear to be paralyzed either.

Thank you all . . . Ned

No Way Dam Spammers
January 14th 07, 04:11 PM
Also, I forgot to add that we are going to see the vet about this tomorrow,
but in the meantime, it would be good to know if others are familiar with
this problem . . . Thanks


"No Way Dam Spammers" > wrote in message
link.net...
> Hello all,
>
> Last week, my wife and I found a kitten that had been run over by a
> vehicle, laying on the center line of a busy highway, alive. (We are in
> the south, and it was in the afternoon, with temperature around 80F, so
> hypothermia was not an issue.) In my rush to get the kitten out of the
> road, I picked it up, and quickly brought it back to our car. That was
> when we realized that the kitten's right rear leg was still on the road;
> it had been completely amputated at the far (distal) end of the thigh
> bone. The kitten was alert, and there was almost no bleeding from her leg.
> It licked my hand, then bit me, but didn't really try too hard, while not
> playing, either. We rushed to the Veterinary Hospital, not too far away.
>
> "Cat's name?" "I don't know, we just found it."
> "Male or Female?" "Good question."
> "Age?" "No idea."
> "Is ths your cat?" "It is now!"
>
> So we registered "NoName" and found out it was a "She." I forgot to ask
> them how old she looked, but I'd say 6-8 weeks. (?) They kept her
> overnight, gave her antibiotics and pain meds. The next morning the vet
> completely amputated her right leg at the hip, so there is a smooth line
> all the way down the right side of her torso; she looks a little like a
> bean when viewed from the right side. (We are also trying to think of a
> name for her.) She had fleas, too.
>
> We picked up the kitten the next morning after her surgery. I was afraid
> she might be "wild," but she is incredibly (well, I guess not for a
> kitten) loving and trusting. The vet techs said she was even "baking
> bread" while they held her in the hospital. She was dribbling urine when I
> picked her up, the techs said that might be because of the shock she
> endured, and should stop soon.
>
> Well, we've had (we're leaning towards calling her) "Scooter" at home now
> for 4 days, and she still has no control of her bladder or stool. She's
> learning to walk again, heartbreaking as it is to watch when she falls /
> rolls over when she tries to sit up. She shows no sign of paralysis in her
> left leg, and each day she walks / drags her rear a little better. I'm
> encouraged from the posts I've read about her regaining her abilty to
> walk, so that's not the problem. Also, her fleas are gone. She will be an
> indoor cat.
>
> I think she is familiar with a litter box. We have a baking pan for her to
> use like they had in the vets office, and she can get into and out of it
> easily. She has dug around in it and used it a few times, but 99% of the
> time, she dribbles urine whenever she walks, or is picked up, or even when
> she is sleeping. She seems to have complete emptying of her bladder when
> she is asleep. I have found her laying on towels I put out for her,
> drenched with urine. It does not seem to bother her (as much as it does
> me) to lay in the urine. When her bed is made fresh, it will be urine
> soaked usually within 15 minutes.
>
> She eats and drinks very well. Her stool appears normal, not loose, but it
> just comes out of her at any time. There was half a normal stool in the
> litter pan this morning, and the other half on the floor, close to, (but
> not next to) the litter pan.
>
> Does anyone else have any experience with anything like this? I couldn't
> find anything online about this. As far as I can tell, her tail does not
> appear to be paralyzed either.
>
> Thank you all . . . Ned
>

Lynne
January 14th 07, 04:32 PM
on Sun, 14 Jan 2007 16:11:19 GMT, "No Way Dam Spammers"
> wrote:

> Also, I forgot to add that we are going to see the vet about this
> tomorrow, but in the meantime, it would be good to know if others are
> familiar with this problem . . . Thanks

I don't have any experience here, but I just wanted to say how much your
post has touched me. That poor little kitten... I can't imagine her
suffering had you not stopped to save her.

I hope her bowel/bladder problems are only temporary. She may have
sustained an injury to her spinal cord in an isolated area (but that's a
wild guess on my part). I would ask the vet to do an xray as a first
pass, though I believe it will only show bone damage and not any
potential fluid accumulation in the spinal cord. An ultrasound of her
bladder and bowels may be revealing. You may need to take her to a
specialist, but hopefully your vet will have ideas. If I were in your
situation, I would take her to a veterinary specialist instead of your
regular vet, since you may end up there anyway. Where I live, they are
part of a 24 hour emergency vet hospital. A phone call in advance will
allow them to make sure the right specialist can be consulted when you
bring her in.

In the mean time, you may want to pick up some puppy pee pads with
waterpoof backing to use in the areas where she sleeps. Some
premoistened bathing towelettes made for cats and kittens might also help
you keep her clean. Just be sure to dry her thoroughly and keep her
warm. Also, a gallon jug of Nature's Miracle will help rid your carpet
and other furnishings of urine. You can get all of this at a pet feed
store.

Please let us know how she fares. My heart really goes out to her, and
to you.

--
Lynne

Rhonda
January 14th 07, 06:27 PM
Thank you for rescuing that little girl! What a great story. She is so
lucky you cared enough to help her. I love to hear how trusting and
loving cats can be like she was for the vet, even while they are
probably in a tremendous amount of pain.

I don't know about the incontinence, I hope the vet has some answers for
you. If it does turn out to be a problem, does the vet know of some sort
of kitty diaper? I know there are some for dogs, I don't know about cats.

Let us know what the vet has to say,

Rhonda

No Way Dam Spammers wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Last week, my wife and I found a kitten that had been run over by a vehicle,
> laying on the center line of a busy highway, alive. (We are in the south,
> and it was in the afternoon, with temperature around 80F, so hypothermia was
> not an issue.) In my rush to get the kitten out of the road, I picked it up,
> and quickly brought it back to our car. That was when we realized that the
> kitten's right rear leg was still on the road; it had been completely
> amputated at the far (distal) end of the thigh bone. The kitten was alert,
> and there was almost no bleeding from her leg. It licked my hand, then bit
> me, but didn't really try too hard, while not playing, either. We rushed to
> the Veterinary Hospital, not too far away.
>
> "Cat's name?" "I don't know, we just found it."
> "Male or Female?" "Good question."
> "Age?" "No idea."
> "Is ths your cat?" "It is now!"
>
> So we registered "NoName" and found out it was a "She." I forgot to ask them
> how old she looked, but I'd say 6-8 weeks. (?) They kept her overnight, gave
> her antibiotics and pain meds. The next morning the vet completely amputated
> her right leg at the hip, so there is a smooth line all the way down the
> right side of her torso; she looks a little like a bean when viewed from the
> right side. (We are also trying to think of a name for her.) She had fleas,
> too.
>
> We picked up the kitten the next morning after her surgery. I was afraid she
> might be "wild," but she is incredibly (well, I guess not for a kitten)
> loving and trusting. The vet techs said she was even "baking bread" while
> they held her in the hospital. She was dribbling urine when I picked her up,
> the techs said that might be because of the shock she endured, and should
> stop soon.
>
> Well, we've had (we're leaning towards calling her) "Scooter" at home now
> for 4 days, and she still has no control of her bladder or stool. She's
> learning to walk again, heartbreaking as it is to watch when she falls /
> rolls over when she tries to sit up. She shows no sign of paralysis in her
> left leg, and each day she walks / drags her rear a little better. I'm
> encouraged from the posts I've read about her regaining her abilty to walk,
> so that's not the problem. Also, her fleas are gone. She will be an indoor
> cat.
>
> I think she is familiar with a litter box. We have a baking pan for her to
> use like they had in the vets office, and she can get into and out of it
> easily. She has dug around in it and used it a few times, but 99% of the
> time, she dribbles urine whenever she walks, or is picked up, or even when
> she is sleeping. She seems to have complete emptying of her bladder when she
> is asleep. I have found her laying on towels I put out for her, drenched
> with urine. It does not seem to bother her (as much as it does me) to lay in
> the urine. When her bed is made fresh, it will be urine soaked usually
> within 15 minutes.
>
> She eats and drinks very well. Her stool appears normal, not loose, but it
> just comes out of her at any time. There was half a normal stool in the
> litter pan this morning, and the other half on the floor, close to, (but not
> next to) the litter pan.
>
> Does anyone else have any experience with anything like this? I couldn't
> find anything online about this. As far as I can tell, her tail does not
> appear to be paralyzed either.
>
> Thank you all . . . Ned
>
>

No Way Dam Spammers
January 17th 07, 02:14 PM
Hello again all,

Thanks for the nice replies. Happily, the incontinence seems to be related
to her accident, either from stress or injury. Each day the "leaking" has
decreased, and is now only small amounts. She uses the litterbox for her
stools.

Thanks again,

Ned


"No Way Dam Spammers" > wrote in message
link.net...
> Hello all,
>
> Last week, my wife and I found a kitten that had been run over by a
> vehicle, laying on the center line of a busy highway, alive. (We are in
> the south, and it was in the afternoon, with temperature around 80F, so
> hypothermia was not an issue.) In my rush to get the kitten out of the
> road, I picked it up, and quickly brought it back to our car. That was
> when we realized that the kitten's right rear leg was still on the road;
> it had been completely amputated at the far (distal) end of the thigh
> bone. The kitten was alert, and there was almost no bleeding from her leg.
> It licked my hand, then bit me, but didn't really try too hard, while not
> playing, either. We rushed to the Veterinary Hospital, not too far away.
>
> "Cat's name?" "I don't know, we just found it."
> "Male or Female?" "Good question."
> "Age?" "No idea."
> "Is ths your cat?" "It is now!"
>
> So we registered "NoName" and found out it was a "She." I forgot to ask
> them how old she looked, but I'd say 6-8 weeks. (?) They kept her
> overnight, gave her antibiotics and pain meds. The next morning the vet
> completely amputated her right leg at the hip, so there is a smooth line
> all the way down the right side of her torso; she looks a little like a
> bean when viewed from the right side. (We are also trying to think of a
> name for her.) She had fleas, too.
>
> We picked up the kitten the next morning after her surgery. I was afraid
> she might be "wild," but she is incredibly (well, I guess not for a
> kitten) loving and trusting. The vet techs said she was even "baking
> bread" while they held her in the hospital. She was dribbling urine when I
> picked her up, the techs said that might be because of the shock she
> endured, and should stop soon.
>
> Well, we've had (we're leaning towards calling her) "Scooter" at home now
> for 4 days, and she still has no control of her bladder or stool. She's
> learning to walk again, heartbreaking as it is to watch when she falls /
> rolls over when she tries to sit up. She shows no sign of paralysis in her
> left leg, and each day she walks / drags her rear a little better. I'm
> encouraged from the posts I've read about her regaining her abilty to
> walk, so that's not the problem. Also, her fleas are gone. She will be an
> indoor cat.
>
> I think she is familiar with a litter box. We have a baking pan for her to
> use like they had in the vets office, and she can get into and out of it
> easily. She has dug around in it and used it a few times, but 99% of the
> time, she dribbles urine whenever she walks, or is picked up, or even when
> she is sleeping. She seems to have complete emptying of her bladder when
> she is asleep. I have found her laying on towels I put out for her,
> drenched with urine. It does not seem to bother her (as much as it does
> me) to lay in the urine. When her bed is made fresh, it will be urine
> soaked usually within 15 minutes.
>
> She eats and drinks very well. Her stool appears normal, not loose, but it
> just comes out of her at any time. There was half a normal stool in the
> litter pan this morning, and the other half on the floor, close to, (but
> not next to) the litter pan.
>
> Does anyone else have any experience with anything like this? I couldn't
> find anything online about this. As far as I can tell, her tail does not
> appear to be paralyzed either.
>
> Thank you all . . . Ned
>

Lynne
January 17th 07, 02:25 PM
on Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:14:17 GMT, "No Way Dam Spammers"
> wrote:

> Hello again all,
>
> Thanks for the nice replies. Happily, the incontinence seems to be
> related to her accident, either from stress or injury. Each day the
> "leaking" has decreased, and is now only small amounts. She uses the
> litterbox for her stools.
>
> Thanks again,

That's wonderful news!! How is she doing otherwise? The resiliency of
young animals is a wonderful thing. She is so lucky you found her!!

--
Lynne

http://picasaweb.google.com/what.the.hell.is.it/

No Way Dam Spammers
January 17th 07, 11:33 PM
Lynne,

Yes, and I'm lucky I found her, too! Otherwise, she's real playful, very
loving, funny . . . the usual kitten stuff. Ha. Chases wads of paper and toy
balls, then falls asleep. :-)

Ned

"> That's wonderful news!! How is she doing otherwise? The resiliency of
> young animals is a wonderful thing. She is so lucky you found her!!
>
> --
> Lynne
>
> http://picasaweb.google.com/what.the.hell.is.it/

Buddy's Mom
January 18th 07, 01:20 AM
God Bless You Ned for what you are doing for her!!!


No Way Dam Spammers wrote:
> Lynne,
>
> Yes, and I'm lucky I found her, too! Otherwise, she's real playful, very
> loving, funny . . . the usual kitten stuff. Ha. Chases wads of paper and toy
> balls, then falls asleep. :-)
>
> Ned
>
> "> That's wonderful news!! How is she doing otherwise? The resiliency of
> > young animals is a wonderful thing. She is so lucky you found her!!
> >
> > --
> > Lynne
> >
> > http://picasaweb.google.com/what.the.hell.is.it/

Rhonda
January 18th 07, 06:08 PM
Yea! That is happy news. She sounds like a joy.

Rhonda

No Way Dam Spammers wrote:
> Hello again all,
>
> Thanks for the nice replies. Happily, the incontinence seems to be related
> to her accident, either from stress or injury. Each day the "leaking" has
> decreased, and is now only small amounts. She uses the litterbox for her
> stools.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Ned
>
>
> "No Way Dam Spammers" > wrote in message
> link.net...
>
>>Hello all,
>>
>>Last week, my wife and I found a kitten that had been run over by a
>>vehicle, laying on the center line of a busy highway, alive. (We are in
>>the south, and it was in the afternoon, with temperature around 80F, so
>>hypothermia was not an issue.) In my rush to get the kitten out of the
>>road, I picked it up, and quickly brought it back to our car. That was
>>when we realized that the kitten's right rear leg was still on the road;
>>it had been completely amputated at the far (distal) end of the thigh
>>bone. The kitten was alert, and there was almost no bleeding from her leg.
>>It licked my hand, then bit me, but didn't really try too hard, while not
>>playing, either. We rushed to the Veterinary Hospital, not too far away.
>>
>>"Cat's name?" "I don't know, we just found it."
>>"Male or Female?" "Good question."
>>"Age?" "No idea."
>>"Is ths your cat?" "It is now!"
>>
>>So we registered "NoName" and found out it was a "She." I forgot to ask
>>them how old she looked, but I'd say 6-8 weeks. (?) They kept her
>>overnight, gave her antibiotics and pain meds. The next morning the vet
>>completely amputated her right leg at the hip, so there is a smooth line
>>all the way down the right side of her torso; she looks a little like a
>>bean when viewed from the right side. (We are also trying to think of a
>>name for her.) She had fleas, too.
>>
>>We picked up the kitten the next morning after her surgery. I was afraid
>>she might be "wild," but she is incredibly (well, I guess not for a
>>kitten) loving and trusting. The vet techs said she was even "baking
>>bread" while they held her in the hospital. She was dribbling urine when I
>>picked her up, the techs said that might be because of the shock she
>>endured, and should stop soon.
>>
>>Well, we've had (we're leaning towards calling her) "Scooter" at home now
>>for 4 days, and she still has no control of her bladder or stool. She's
>>learning to walk again, heartbreaking as it is to watch when she falls /
>>rolls over when she tries to sit up. She shows no sign of paralysis in her
>>left leg, and each day she walks / drags her rear a little better. I'm
>>encouraged from the posts I've read about her regaining her abilty to
>>walk, so that's not the problem. Also, her fleas are gone. She will be an
>>indoor cat.
>>
>>I think she is familiar with a litter box. We have a baking pan for her to
>>use like they had in the vets office, and she can get into and out of it
>>easily. She has dug around in it and used it a few times, but 99% of the
>>time, she dribbles urine whenever she walks, or is picked up, or even when
>>she is sleeping. She seems to have complete emptying of her bladder when
>>she is asleep. I have found her laying on towels I put out for her,
>>drenched with urine. It does not seem to bother her (as much as it does
>>me) to lay in the urine. When her bed is made fresh, it will be urine
>>soaked usually within 15 minutes.
>>
>>She eats and drinks very well. Her stool appears normal, not loose, but it
>>just comes out of her at any time. There was half a normal stool in the
>>litter pan this morning, and the other half on the floor, close to, (but
>>not next to) the litter pan.
>>
>>Does anyone else have any experience with anything like this? I couldn't
>>find anything online about this. As far as I can tell, her tail does not
>>appear to be paralyzed either.
>>
>>Thank you all . . . Ned
>>
>
>
>

cindys
January 18th 07, 08:20 PM
"No Way Dam Spammers" > wrote in message
hlink.net...
> Hello again all,
>
> Thanks for the nice replies. Happily, the incontinence seems to be related
> to her accident, either from stress or injury. Each day the "leaking" has
> decreased, and is now only small amounts. She uses the litterbox for her
> stools.
--------
I just want you to know that when I first read your story, I was crying.
This is such wonderful news. Your new kitten is so lucky she was found by
you. A lot of people would have had her euthanized.
Best regards,
---Cindy S.



>
> Thanks again,
>
> Ned
>
>
> "No Way Dam Spammers" > wrote in message
> link.net...
>> Hello all,
>>
>> Last week, my wife and I found a kitten that had been run over by a
>> vehicle, laying on the center line of a busy highway, alive. (We are in
>> the south, and it was in the afternoon, with temperature around 80F, so
>> hypothermia was not an issue.) In my rush to get the kitten out of the
>> road, I picked it up, and quickly brought it back to our car. That was
>> when we realized that the kitten's right rear leg was still on the road;
>> it had been completely amputated at the far (distal) end of the thigh
>> bone. The kitten was alert, and there was almost no bleeding from her
>> leg. It licked my hand, then bit me, but didn't really try too hard,
>> while not playing, either. We rushed to the Veterinary Hospital, not too
>> far away.
>>
>> "Cat's name?" "I don't know, we just found it."
>> "Male or Female?" "Good question."
>> "Age?" "No idea."
>> "Is ths your cat?" "It is now!"
>>
>> So we registered "NoName" and found out it was a "She." I forgot to ask
>> them how old she looked, but I'd say 6-8 weeks. (?) They kept her
>> overnight, gave her antibiotics and pain meds. The next morning the vet
>> completely amputated her right leg at the hip, so there is a smooth line
>> all the way down the right side of her torso; she looks a little like a
>> bean when viewed from the right side. (We are also trying to think of a
>> name for her.) She had fleas, too.
>>
>> We picked up the kitten the next morning after her surgery. I was afraid
>> she might be "wild," but she is incredibly (well, I guess not for a
>> kitten) loving and trusting. The vet techs said she was even "baking
>> bread" while they held her in the hospital. She was dribbling urine when
>> I picked her up, the techs said that might be because of the shock she
>> endured, and should stop soon.
>>
>> Well, we've had (we're leaning towards calling her) "Scooter" at home now
>> for 4 days, and she still has no control of her bladder or stool. She's
>> learning to walk again, heartbreaking as it is to watch when she falls /
>> rolls over when she tries to sit up. She shows no sign of paralysis in
>> her left leg, and each day she walks / drags her rear a little better.
>> I'm encouraged from the posts I've read about her regaining her abilty to
>> walk, so that's not the problem. Also, her fleas are gone. She will be an
>> indoor cat.
>>
>> I think she is familiar with a litter box. We have a baking pan for her
>> to use like they had in the vets office, and she can get into and out of
>> it easily. She has dug around in it and used it a few times, but 99% of
>> the time, she dribbles urine whenever she walks, or is picked up, or even
>> when she is sleeping. She seems to have complete emptying of her bladder
>> when she is asleep. I have found her laying on towels I put out for her,
>> drenched with urine. It does not seem to bother her (as much as it does
>> me) to lay in the urine. When her bed is made fresh, it will be urine
>> soaked usually within 15 minutes.
>>
>> She eats and drinks very well. Her stool appears normal, not loose, but
>> it just comes out of her at any time. There was half a normal stool in
>> the litter pan this morning, and the other half on the floor, close to,
>> (but not next to) the litter pan.
>>
>> Does anyone else have any experience with anything like this? I couldn't
>> find anything online about this. As far as I can tell, her tail does not
>> appear to be paralyzed either.
>>
>> Thank you all . . . Ned
>>
>
>