Thursday, July 22, 2010

Delilah iz needin' purrz

Delilah: "The big city doctor says I have torn my cranial cruciate ligament. This hurts my knee, making it unstable and I am unable to make my regular walks around the property.

Mommy says that the big city doc is coming down in August to perform a surgery!

She says we need help from other cats who have had this same injury... especially about how to stop me from jumping and going up and down stairs afterwords... for eight whole weeks.

I am trying to be brave but I am very afraid.
Mommy is afraid too.
But if I don't get the operation I won't walk right ever again.

I also am on a strict reducing diet.
I have already lost 10 ounces!!!
I am eating Royal Canin from my regular doc and you know what... it's not too bad.

Any purrs you can send my way will be much appreciated.
I don't know what I would do without the CB and my family at home.

I'm pretty lucky to have Dr Tweety for an uncle!"

(Don't tell Angus, but I weighed 20.6 pounds at the vets before I went on my new diet!!!!)

40 comments:

meemsnyc said...

Oh no Delilah! We are sending you big purrs and hugs. Feel better soon.

MoMo said...

I am sending lots and lots of healing purrs. Good luck for the operation. Keep still for 8 whole weeks is hard.

Keep up with the diet! You can send some lbs my way. I have trouble keep weight on, even in winter.

Sweet Praline said...

Sending purrs that everything goes well. I eat Royal Canin Persian food and I love it!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Delilah, we will purr. We don't know much about keeping you from doing what you want (except for confinement which is nasty for that long) but we hope that others have ideas. I think for awhile you won't want to do a lot of that stuff and just gating things off (either no ups or no downs) may be good enough--but when you get going again, that might be hard.

cwcwccw said...

Delilah we are sending purrs and prays for you.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jasmine, jay boy & capu rom singapore

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

You can send some pounds my way too dearest Delilah! I only weigh 5 pounds and am real scrawny right now.
Gosh I am ever so sorry to read that you have to get an operation. I well remember mine and how worried mommy was. Now I am all better and I know you will be too...try not to worry too much and tell your mommy not to either. It serves no good and only wastes valuable time that could be spend snuggling up with those you love.
We love you all so much....
Purrrrs from the cozy cottage

Eric and Flynn said...

We are both sending you lots of purrs Delilah. Good luck with your diet. I was 23lbs but mum stopped all our crunchies and changed us to Stinky Goodness only and now I am 20.5lbs.
Eric
pee-ess
We still get treaties now and again but I think mum gives Flynn more than me because he is down to 13lbs and she doesn't want him to lose any more.

Ariel said...

"Oh" my sweet friend I'm sending you hugs and purrs.I hope you feel better real soon.

Kea said...

We just saw this mentioned on another blog and came to offer our purrs and healing Light. We have no idea how you'll keep still for so long afterward, though, except by staying in a large crate. :-(

Katnip Lounge said...

Miss Delilah,
Our Felix had knee surgery this past February ($1600!) and he's back to almost 100% now. He was confined to a room with only low furniture to step up on and a low-sided litterbox for about a week, and then he was allowed out on supervised walks around the house for another week, and then he took it from there, but he slept confined in "his" room for a total of three weeks. Of course he's a skinny 13 pounder...
He had a pain patch for the first ten days and didn't feel up to doing much, anyway. And the pain meds really blunted his appetite so we had to coax him to eat and drink.

Mommy would be happy to talk if you need any help; email her at kittymom2AThotmailDOTcom.

xx Lounge Kats

AFSS said...

Delilah, we are sending healing and comforting purrs.

We are sorry we has no advice on how to keep an active cat inactive other than to keep the cat in a crate. When Scylla & Charybdis were little to keep them safe at night they were kept in a X-Large Dog Crate. It was big enough for a small litter box, cat bed and food and water.

ABBY said...

Oh Delilah we are so sorry to hear about the tear and upcoming surgery. But you know what? You'll be back to 100% in no time. We will keep you in our purrayers and send your our healing purrs
Abby

Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no! i wish i could give you good advice but i don't have any. i posted this to the blogosphere news page so hopefully you'll hear good tips soon.
we are so sorry you're hurty. that really stinks. Bendrix and i are sending many many hugs and purrs your way for quick healing. purrrrrrrrrrrs

Mr. Hendrix said...

oh no! i wish i could give you good advice but i don't have any. i posted this to the blogosphere news page so hopefully you'll hear good tips soon.
we are so sorry you're hurty. that really stinks. Bendrix and i are sending many many hugs and purrs your way for quick healing. purrrrrrrrrrrs

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh Delilah, we is purrring furry hard for you sweetie!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Delilah we feel so bad for you! We don't know anything about knee things (at least in kitties - our mom has had a lot of problems, but humans are different). We can only suggest maybe using a gate to blog the upstairs - but then the other kitties can't get up there either. As far as jumping we have no idea - mom will sleep on the floor if we have surgery to keep us from jumping on the bed but it doesn't seem like it will work for that long.

We can help by sending you lots of get well purrs and prayers - be sure and tell us the day of the surgery so we can be purring extra loud that day!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Delilah. Injuries and surgeries are no fun! We send lots of purrs and tail wags.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh noes! I am so sorry Delilah! I wonder if that's like my mom's knee surgery. I will make all the Hotties purr and purr for your surgery to go great and for you to feel all better soon. I will sneak some lo-cal chix-hen over to you too.
Purrrrrs,
da Mini

Hi Dr Tweety! I will come over and help you look after Delilah. I am bringing her lo-cal chix-hen. I will bring us about 467 hi-cal toona puffs.
*smoochiez*
da Mini

George The Duck said...

Delilah, I George of HotMBC. Sanjee is my kitteh. I just wanted you to know that I have put you in the #pawcircle of friends on twitter who purr and pray for friends in need too. Between CB and the #pawcircle, you should be up on your feet in no time!
*ducky hugs*
George

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Aw, poor Delilah, we'll purr really hard fur yoor hurty leg. Mom set up a bunch of baby gates when our little woofie hadded surjeree. Maybe a seperate room wif nothing to jump on, yoor brofurs and sisfurs can still visit but yoor safe. We know yoor surjeree will be a success and yoor hurtie leg won't be hurty after dat.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so sorry to hear about your poor hurt leg Delilah!! Paws crossed for a smooth surgery and a quick recovery!

Asta said...

Oh Delilah
I'm so sowwy you huwted youw leggie so much. Pleez don't be scaiwed. i'm suwe the big city dogtow will fix it wifout you even feeling it.
i hope you kittie fwiends can give you good advice..I'll be cwossing my paws fow you
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

This is awful. You hurt yourself plus you have to go on a diet. We're glad that the royal Canin food is helping.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrrrs to you Delilah!! ((((HUGSSSSS)))))) and purrrs to you!!
Your TX furiends,

The Island Cats said...

Delilah, we're sorry your knee is hurting. We hope that big city doctor fixes you all up.

Scooter, the cat that came before us, had to have back surgery and wasn't supposed to jump and stuff afterwards. Mom kept him in a big dog crate at night and when she wasn't home to watch him. But the doctor told her it was hard to keep a cat from jumping. We think you'll do only what you're able to do....

The Island Cats said...

Oh yeah, mom just remembered that she kept the stairs blocked with a gate and stuff to keep Scooter from climbing the stairs. And she would pick him up and put him on the bed or couch if he wanted to be there, but it was hard to keep him from jumping.

Maggie May said...

Oh noes, Delilah! So sorry to hear about your knee injury and the surgery you will have to have soon.
Well, knee surgeries and recuperation is actually something I know quite a bit about. I had double luxating patellas and had to have surgeries on both knees. You can read all about it on my blog. I had to be crated for a long time. My mom would take me to work with her in a soft sided crate so I wouldn't be lonely during my long recovery. After the crate, I stayed in the master bedroom for a long time, secluded from the other kitties. My mom and dad built me steps to get up to the big bed...I still use them. Please contact me if you'd like. My vet actually had to perform a surgery on me that was similar to the repair of a dog's torn acl. Best of luck and lots of purrs to you!
♥ Maggie May

Black Cat said...

Oh Delilah, we wish you all the best for your surgery and recovery! I think you will know how much you can and can't do but it would probably be best if you stay on one floor, like upstairs so you can sleep with your beans. If they could build a ramp of pillows or bean bags up to the bed that would be great, so you can walk up a gentle, soft slope instead of jumping! But what I think you're more likely to do, though, is look at the lovely soft ramp, say "meowmphup!" and jump on the bed! I have nothing else - you're a cat and will do as you please, no doubt! :)xxx

Everycat said...

Oh Delilah, a poorly knee AND a diet, life can be so unfair. There's some great advice up there from kitties who know about knees and resting. So we send you lots of rumbly purrs for everything to go well and the doc to be able to fix your knee up soonest!

Whicky Wuudler

Furkidsmom said...

We're sorry you have such a bad ouchie. We don't have any advice, but we'll purr hard and loud for you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cory said...

We are sending lots of purrrrs...

Daisy said...

Oh noes! I am so sorry you got a hurty leg, Delilah. Harley and I are sending you our very best purrs. You have done great to have already lost 10 ounces. I was going to refer you to Maggie May, but I see she's already been by!

Angus Mhor said...

Ah, Darlin' Mine,

'Twouldn't matter a tot how much you weighed and when. You're my Lady Love and I adore you!

I shall teleport over immediately to comfort and amoose you in your extremity. And I purr softly in your ear...

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh Delilah, I am so very sorry to hear that you aren't feeling very well! I am sending lots of purrs and healing thoughts your way!

My dear Maximillian, I know it has been awhile, but I think of you often and my Mum says she will help me blog more often. Maybe you can teleport over and spend some time with me.

Love
Kellie the Orange Cat

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh Delilah, we are so sorry. We are sending healing purrs. We hope you are better soon.

Cat said...

Hi Delilah, we haven't been to see you before, but the Tuxedo Gang told us that you were poorly.

I'm so sorry to hear about your injury. Don't be scared, I'm sure after your operation everything will heal up perfectly! My kitties are sending you purrs to you!

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

How ar eyou doing Delilah? Hanging in there? So to speak of course. No hanging from branches allowed right now. I will bring you and Dr Tweety and Max and Auntie Stinkie more chix-hen soup (calorie free of course) and chix-hen puffs (also calorie free).
Purrrrrrrrrs
(and smoochiez to Dr T)
da Mini

meowmeowmans said...

Sorry to hear about your knee, Delilah. We are purring and praying that the operation goes well, and that you feel better real soon.

Boom Nisanart said...

We hope you are better soon....Big Hug and Nice purrs

Everyday Cat Visitor

The Crew said...

Oh Delilah darling, my dear face twin...Mom is so far behind in helping us visit we just today found out about your bad knee.

I know it'll be hard being confined to a prison cell, but really, it's the best thing while your leg heals. We'll all be purring for you.

Tipper

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