Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Scully has athritis =(

I took Scully to the vet today. I asked the vet to look carefully at her hips, as it has seemed to me that she has been having more trouble than usual jumping on the bed. I was hoping I was paranoid--I did rush her to the vet once at 3am because I thought she had something wrong with her ear, but it turned out to just "be itchy." I wasn't wrong this time. She has arthritis in her back hip. The vet said her hip "crunched" when it moved.

For those that don't know, I adopted Scully from a shelter. She had been beaten with a tennis racket and left for dead. They broke her back right hip in the process. When I adopted her, I made myself a promise that I would do all I could so she would never feel pain again. I know it's an impossible promise, but I try. And now her arthritis is caused by the act of those assholes over seven years ago.

I'm really upset. I didn't cry at the vet, but did the whole way home and now. I know it's "just arthritis," but I really don't deal well with the thought of Scully in pain.

8 comments:

Yoav said...

Sorry to hear that ;( Do they have effective medication for cat arthritis?

Ilana said...

Just glucosamine (non-perscription medication also taken by humans to help joint pain).

Bob said...

Hi Ilana,
Just checked out your blog (bright shiny objects), and was going to suggest Glugosamine. It has worked amazingly well for my dog. I'm sure it will help Scully.

bicoastalbri said...

Yikes! I don't understand how people could get enjoyment out of inflicting pain on animals. Especially Scully! I hope she feels better soon.

Alli said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Scully. She is such a sweet cat. I'm with bicostoalbri in not understanding how people can do such a thing to animals.

You did a mitzvah when you adopted Scully. Good for you.

:)

the write mom said...

I really hope that the glucosamine works. Scully really is such a sweet cat.

Ilana said...

Thanks everybody for your encouragement (and to Bob for proof the stuff works!). I really appreciate it.

Bob said...

It does work! My chocolate lab went from me having to carry her into the vet to now having to control her energy. She wants to play tug of war (which we do) ...wants to run and it is as if it took brought her back five (dog) years! So impressed am I that I will plan to use it myself someday should the need arise :-)
So...I'd be really surprised if you don't see Scully rebound dramatically.