Saturday, October 27, 2012

OJ and Sandy

 Greetings my friends!  
         My kitty brofur OJ is spending some time at our V-E-T's office.  He somehow managed to fracture his left femur just above his knee.  The V-E-T said it is an "impact" injury, so that means he landed wrong when he jumped off of something.  You can see the fracture here.
 The way to fix this is surgery.  Mom said it looked like Home Depot in the surgery room.  There was a power drill, metal rods and wire cutters! Here is OJ just before surgery started.  His new haircut makes him look like a POODLE!!
After the doctor put the metal pins in, they took an x-ray to make sure the pins were in the right place.  Everything was perfect, so OJ got stitched up and brought to a cage with a nice soft blanket to wake up.
 OJ was a bit tipsy when he first woke up, then was licking at his incision site. Well, you all know what THAT meant..... THE CONE!!!!!
He is doing much better today and may be coming home tomorrow. Mom thinks that would be a good idea because on Monday, we are supposed to get hit by Hurrycane Sandy. 
   This is really weird...we had a hurrycane last year and a freaky snow storm at this exact same time of year!  If we lived in Key West like our friends Essex and Sherman, having these storms would make more sense! Oh well, Mom says we will be ready and the tie outs will be ready in the cellar so the whole team can indoors and safe. 
  To all my friends who are also in the path of the storm, please be careful and stay safe! 

Paws crossed for everyone's safety,