Walter, except for his proclivity for nipping, is an affectionate cat. We spent a little quality time together this morning on the side porch steps.
Delta has been recovering from an injury to her right elbow. It’s been about a week and a half since I noticed her not using her right front paw. To help her recover, she spent a week in Rossie’s cage to limit her movement (not usually a problem with Delta anyway, but she had started to hide, and I wanted her hiding in a safe place). Dr. Valeri examined her and believed it was a soft tissue injury, but she offered to do x-rays to confirm. I asked if it would change the treatment any, and it wouldn’t have, so I didn’t worry about x-rays. Delta got a narcotic pain medication injected that was supposed to last for three days, and we had to give her an anti-inflammatory for three days. After three days, she didn’t seem any better, so Mr. L brought her back in. She got a steroid shot. After a week, Delta was hiding less and a little more active. She wasn’t limping as badly, and she had begun to put some weight on the limb. I took her in for a follow-up on Friday, and Dr. Val agreed she was on the mend. We hope to have Delta back at full strength soon, but you know how those injuries can nag when you get a little older.