Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Poor Daisy...

Around Easter, we started noticing little Miss Daisy doing something really weird. She would act like her hind leg was not functioning properly. It would only be for a couple seconds and then she would go back to her normal self, running and jumping all over the place. Worried, we decided to have the vet take a look at her. We found out that she was born with something called Patella Luxation. This is when the kneecap slips out of where it is supposed to be. It is in it's early stages at the moment so we don't have to do anything about it right now. If we notice it starting to get worse, we will need to bring her in and they will have to perform patella reconstruction. She has the condition in both hind legs which creates a bit of stress on the wallet with the surgery being a $1200 per leg wallop. Figuring that it isn't hindering her way of living at the moment, we are deciding to wait until it gets worse and save up money.

I gotta say thing though... if she didn't love her so much, her with her unique personality and all, we probably wouldn't even consider this surgery. She is completely irreplaceable and we will never, ever find another cat like her... so I guess I can sacrifice a vacation so our baby can run and prance around without any pain.

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