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Broken leg, likp tail, no bowel control

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Broken leg, likp tail, no bowel control

Postby Bek3k » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:11 pm

Sabre was injured Tuesday night. No idea how.
Was taken to vet on Wednesday.
Diagnosed with broken rear leg near knee. Opted for no surgery as it was incredibly costly and vet said he woukd not even do it for his cat. No casting or splint either.
Brought Sabre home. He seemed to have no bladder control. I figured it was just the pain meds or from just trauma. And have found that his tail is also limp and he cais not able to control his poop just slides out. I have not noticed any more pee leakage. But not sure if this is due to regaining control or he just can't go. I have washed and kept him as clean as possible. I am loath to try to express his bladder as of yet. I don't want to stress him to much.
I called and made a vet appointment for Monday. I'm a little upset that they didn't notice or try to determine if you had any other injuries except for a broken leg.
My question is this how often does I can't regain use of their tail and bowel and bladder function after a severe trauma?
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Re: Broken leg, likp tail, no bowel control

Postby critters » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:26 pm

:whale: Hmm. I can't believe nothing for the broken leg--cast, splint, amputation, or something. It also sounds like a bit of a spinal cord injury. Most critters get at least some recovery, some a complete recovery, but it takes time. I suggest getting somebody to see if he's peeing; if he's unable to pee, he could get sick or even die. If I were you, I'd have them show me how to express his poop and pee; it takes practice, and it may take several times of showing you. When I was learning, I drove everybody here crazy. :mrgreen:
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Re: Broken leg, likp tail, no bowel control

Postby Bek3k » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:44 pm

He does have an appointment at the vet to find out what's going on tomorrow. The vet said that this type of break they generally don't cast. I'm really hoping and praying for the best outcome
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Re: Broken leg, likp tail, no bowel control

Postby CarolC » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:30 am

Just wanted to say that once I came home and found my senior kitty with a limp tail and a large potted plant on a plant stand was overturned, so I assumed it fell on him somehow while pets were playing. I took him to the vet but the vet said his tail wasn't broken. Gradually his tail improved and he became able to raise it again. Tail injuries can cause other problems, but in our case his tail just improved. It's kind of wait and see on something like that, whether it's just temporarily bruised or what. I agree with critters, you can help him urinate at home if the vet decides he needs to be helped. Many people here express their pets, either short term or longer. Here is an earlier post where I described it.

CarolC in viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1704&p=6946&hilit=plant+stand#p6946 wrote:My cat hurt his tail rocketing around the living room when he was 20 years old (yes, 20!). I came home and a big potted plant that was on a 3-legged stand was on the floor and his tail was hanging down like a horse's tail. The vet said it wasn't broken. He regained enough feeling in it to be able to use the litter box, and as far as I know it didn't affect his urination at all.
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Re: Broken leg, likp tail, no bowel control

Postby Bek3k » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:00 pm

As of now he still has no use of his tail. And has no control over his bladder or bowel. At this time I am expressing his bladder at least twice a day and keeping him clean from poop as much as I can
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