Of all the things I worry about...I didn't see this one coming

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LadyHawk701
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
So last friday afternoon my kids and I were playing outside with the cat.  She's mainly an indoor cat and has her front paws declawed, so we let her play outside only when we are out there with her.  I noticed little bloody paw prints on the deck and came to find out, one of the pads on her front paw was bleeding pretty bad.  My cat is my 3rd kid.  So I freaked out, called the vet, who said if I could bring her in right away because they were closing in 1/2 hour they would look at it.  We live just blocks away from the vet so after finally cramming her into her pet carrier, which I know now she has totally outgrown, the kids and I rushed her to the vet.  The cat was seriously freaking out, like most cats would be I'm sure.  When we got to the vet I had a hard time holding her in the exam room.  She was going crazy trying to get away.  Finally the Vet comes in and says, "ohhh the kitty's paw is hurt and it seems to have diarrhea."  I look down and notice dripping down my front is poo.  The cat had clawed through my skirt and had tore my bag with her back paws while I was trying to hold on to her.  My bag was nearly full, I didn't empty it before we left, b/c we were in such a hurry.  Arrg.  So I sat there with a towel sopping up poo, while the vet fixed the cat. After we crammed our kitty back into the way too small carrier I was going to start wiping up the mess on the floor, when a little girl holding on to her dog's leash let go and it came running into our exam room, stepping in my poo, getting it all over it's leash and tracking it all over the place.  Needless to say I was sooo happy to finally get out of there.  I may need to find a new vet.
33 yrs old, Mama to my darling daughter (7yrs) and my little boy (3 yrs)
Diagnosed with UP in Feb 2005 Developed into UC by Jan 2006
Hospitalized July-Aug 2007 Pancolitis Contracted C Diff.
Salumedrol, Antibiotics Prednisone Imuran 100mg
Double dose of Remicade every 4 wks STOPPED BEING EFFECTIVE
Had a total colectomy Aug 1st 2008 2 step J-pouch, disconnected and reconnected
2 takedown sugeries, infections, leaks, multiple drains
Will be keeping my loop ileostomy, will not be removing disfunctioning pouch at this time
 
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 5/11/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG!!! I have always worried about a cat doing that...now you have a STORY to tell your friends:)

I'd say you handled that the best you could have...I'd find a new vet tho!!!

yellowfin43
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   Posted 5/11/2009 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a cat several years ago that did that to me while I was alseep. Bad kitty! Maybe it made some noise or something and he thought he was protecting me. lol.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 8 months ago. Now on Remicade, B-12 injections and iron. Feeling much better!
God Bless. Tony


jblue65
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   Posted 5/11/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
OMGGGGG
Did the vet figure out what was going on? This is amazing. What are the odds? redface
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


jblue65
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 5/11/2009 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
OMGGGGG
Did the vet figure out what was going on? This is amazing. What are the odds? redface
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


jblue65
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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 5/11/2009 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
OMGGGGG
Did the vet figure out what was going on? This is amazing. What are the odds? redface
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix,
Tapering prednisone down to 10 mg

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps


peggy113
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   Posted 5/11/2009 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I would have to say that you handled that situation pretty well! Look at it this way - you have just shared an experience with all of us and dispelled all of our "what IF's" -- I will be sure not to let my outdoor kitty climb on me without my belly area having an extra layer or two between me and his claws.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


Shaz032
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Total Posts : 1246
   Posted 5/12/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Lol, my babies climb all over me, and thankfully, have never punctured my bag. One sleeps on top of me at night but they both tend to use me as a 'bridge' (it's much easier to walk over the top of Meowmie than walk around her to the other side of the bed) but they seem to have a sixth sense when it comes to my bag and never sleep on top of me or step on that side. They've never really clawed at me as such when they're on my lap either but then again, they're not freaking out like your kitty probably was either.

I hope kitty is ok.
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
 
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LadyHawk701
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Date Joined Nov 2007
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 5/12/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes my kitty turned out to be fine.  Somehow she cut that dangly pad that's up high on her leg.  The vet put liquid bandage on it and gave me some medicine.  I left in such a hurry I forgot to pay the bill.  I called later to pay and it cost $87.00!.  Way more than I thought it would, but I didn't want to press the issue after everything that went on there that day.
 
As far as sleeping, my cat will not stay off my bag.  When I'm in bed sleeping, I'll move him off,  but he will slowly try to sneak back on it.  I think it's because it's warm.
 
When I have leaks at night and have to change my bag, it's not me making noise in the bathrrom that wakes up my husband, it's the darn cat scratching at the door the entire time:)
33 yrs old, Mama to my darling daughter (7yrs) and my little boy (3 yrs)
Diagnosed with UP in Feb 2005 Developed into UC by Jan 2006
Hospitalized July-Aug 2007 Pancolitis Contracted C Diff.
Salumedrol, Antibiotics Prednisone Imuran 100mg
Double dose of Remicade every 4 wks STOPPED BEING EFFECTIVE
Had a total colectomy Aug 1st 2008 2 step J-pouch, disconnected and reconnected
2 takedown sugeries, infections, leaks, multiple drains
Will be keeping my loop ileostomy, will not be removing disfunctioning pouch at this time
 
 


crossyourfingers
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 4
   Posted 5/12/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
OMG!! What a day!! I'm making mental note " dont play with cat in public"
I'm glad you can laugh at your self and share it with us!!
I'm with everyone else...it lokks liek it's time to find a new vet!!!

summerstorm
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Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 5/12/2009 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I so thought of you just a little bit ago i was sitting on the porch and my stupid cat came up and starting trying to walk up my stomach! I was like, you got to go! lol.
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