Hi Friends- Boy, I had no idea how much care poor little Trink would need after this horrible ordeal. I went to the ER hospital after work to get her and I had about an hour long chat with the vet tech about her needs for the next 4 weeks. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but I didn't think it would be this much and that she'd look THAT bad. Holy crap!!!! The good news is that her pain is being managed very well by the bupe. It seems to konk her out...thank goodness because is she a wiggle worm. I was shocked when I saw her leg. It's shaved up to her back and very bruised. Her poor foot is double it's size. The incision is about 3 or more inches long and closed with staples. She's got a collar on to prevent her from licking it. Her appetite is GREAT which makes me SUPER happy. She needs her incision cold compressed 3-4 times a day. She gets the bupe twice a day and metacam one time a day. She needs her leg exercised in 3 different ways, "physical therapy" 3-4 times a day. At first I wasn't sure I'd be able to do this - it's so scary to touch something that looks so painful. She's not in pain though so I'm able to move it around without her squealing. I've discovered that if I give her treats she'll lay down for me and let me do it....otherwise she won't stay still. She can not run, play or jump for 4 weeks. I've got a cage in my bedroom that I could fit in. It's got everything in it - food, bed and LB. This keeps her safe and is a GODSEND! My landlords are letting me borrow it. Merlin is okay-he knows she's home but doesn't go in her room. He's very curious and nervous. I feel bad for him because she's getting all the attention and he's not allowed to be part of it. The leg is still broken and being help together by the plate so we have to be VERY careful. The best part of this whole ordeal is that Dave, my long time BF is being very, very helpful and hands-on with BOTH cats. His help is so key to my sanity. He's out of work right now so he's at my house playing cat nurse. I am SO lucky. Trinket's exrays - the red circle is the break. There also is a little hole that needs to fill in with bone.