This was taken late yesterday afternoon.
Mr Jinx sacked out on the back porch.
I had just finished playing "go fish" with him.
He was very happy to accommodate me.
We got him in first thing to the Vet.
He is such a good boy.
He only hissed once and when you see his injury anyone would have hissed.
He has a dislocated vertebrae.
It is not broken clean but it is indented on the xrays.
It was clear as a bell when I saw the xrays.
Cleaning off the "hospital" smell.
He has been holding his tail "up", not totally but about 70%.
But, that is a lot better than yesterday when all it did was droop.
I know when it happened but I don't know how.
It happened yesterday while I was making breakfast for the tribe.
The cats are allowed up on the counter while I make their meals.
Mr Jinx is always the first and the loudest one at meal times.
(OH by the way my boy weighs 16 lbs)
While I had my back turned opening up all the cans of food
I saw Jinx hop down from the counter and run straight
into the Dining Room.
At first, I thought he was upset because we were experiencing
some bad thunderstorms.
Then I thought perhaps he saw a squirrel or bird in the large
picture frame window in the front of the house.
But, I didn't think too much of it.
The rest of the day he did what he normally does, especially
in bad weather: nap.
It was only later at dinner time when I saw his tail drooped that I
got very worried and I tried to examine it.
He hissed at me.
He never hisses.
So I was terribly afraid of a clot.
I thought seriously about taking him to the ER.
But in watching him I just didn't think it was the right thing to do.
I'm glad we didn't put him through that ordeal.
He hates car rides.
He is a loud protestor.
It freaks him out.
The ER is a long way from where we live, our Vet is 2 minutes.
He seemed better.
He was jumping, moving, walking and behaving normally.
This morning he wanted breakfast.
(it was late)
The Vet said that there isn't much they can do for a broken tail.
So we just have watch.
If he seems to have trouble with feeling in the tail we'll have to
cross that bridge IF we come to it.
So I guess, in the end, this was the best outcome.
Thank you for your purrs.