Sorry for not updating yesterday. The quick version of this update is that our Tarzan has a broken jaw and fluid in his lungs. I feel awful because we waited until our trusted vet opened back up today to bring him in. We had no idea he was this badly hurt because he was still acting mostly normal yesterday. I just feel awful about it now.
Tarzan may have actually been hit by a car, as opposed to being attacked by the mean feral cat that has previously attacked him, like we originally thought. But we’ll never know. I’m still planning to trap the feral cat and take him in. I checked our outdoor cameras and didn’t see Tarzan on the cameras except for once and it was sometime before he got hurt.
So, our sweet boy has his jaw wired now and we go back to follow up at the vet in one week to see if it needs to be tightened or anything. He will have to wear the wire for about 6 weeks. It was difficult to get a photo of it, but I got one of him eating. It’s the second photo in this series. They also sent us home with pain meds for him.
River’s incision is healing up very well, as well as his neutered area. He is back to his normal self and we also got the confirmation that his fecal sample came back negative. No more Coccidia! So the meds worked well for him. So grateful.
This entire week has been so crazy and mentally exhausting. I am grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. Our boys are both doing okay, considering the messes that they’ve both been through this week.
If you’d like to contribute to ease the recent vet costs, we are grateful beyond words. Thank you. https://www.paypal.me/riverbait