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My cat felt from the 6th floor

April 21st, 2010, 11:52 AM
I am writing in need of cheering and advices....

Our 10 years old cat has jumped of the 6th floor. Our cleaning lady has left the window open, and off he went. She brought him back home, and had to wait an hour for us to get back and bring him to the vet.

The vet's radio shows 2 fractures at the bassin (dont know the english words), and said he must stay under their observation for 24-48hrs (with anti-hemoragic and antibiotic medecine) to see if he eats and eliminate. They think a operation will be needed next week for his bassin.

Cats was suffering trying to lift himself up, and bleeding for a cut near his genital.

We are so scared to loose him, it's like all joy left our life since 4 hours.

If you have any uplifting stories of cats who felt from the 6th floor and were happily back home and playing around freely some weeks later, let us know. We desperately need virtual support.

Fingers crossed four our little angel,

thanks for reading...


April 21st, 2010, 12:17 PM
Good vibes coming your way.:goodvibes:.

Here is hoping and praying that everything will be ok.:pray:

My thoughts are with you and your 4 legged companion. Keep us updated.:grouphug:

April 21st, 2010, 12:38 PM
:pray::goodvibes: that your kitty will be ok!

April 21st, 2010, 01:07 PM
Emcee,I have no experience with anything broken(bassin=pelvis??)..
That's probably a serious place to have fractured:(
:pray:your little one will be ok:pray:
Please keep us updated:cat:

April 21st, 2010, 02:31 PM
Oh no, hope your furbaby will be ok. How scary.

Tig's mom
April 21st, 2010, 02:38 PM
I am so sorry your sweet cat has been injured.
I pray that the vets will take very good care of your kitty and that he
be ok. Sending out prayers for your cat & for your family also.

April 21st, 2010, 02:41 PM
Here's hoping your kitty heals well and fast.

Over a year ago in Mississauga/Toronto a cat fell 17 stories, she didn't sustain any dreadful injuries and recovered quite well.

April 21st, 2010, 03:31 PM
Oh, ouch, emcee!! Sending lots of :goodvibes: and keeping our :fingerscr for your kitty! :grouphug:

April 22nd, 2010, 12:17 AM
emcee, any update on how your boy is doing? Sending :pray: :fingerscr

April 22nd, 2010, 03:24 AM
Thank you *so* much for your support, it is so helpful to feel understood and that someone cares...

Monsieur li made it trough the night at the vet. Our little family at home did not sleep well, and our cat's brother, monsieur O, is searching for his brother in all corners of our flat. He did not sleep at all, keeping us awake.

We will be visiting lilo at the vet in less than 2 hours, and the vet will give us more news.

I'll keep you posted,

Many many thanks again...


April 22nd, 2010, 03:25 AM
Here's hoping your kitty heals well and fast.

Over a year ago in Mississauga/Toronto a cat fell 17 stories, she didn't sustain any dreadful injuries and recovered quite well.

Dear Chris, did you cat had any broken bone and need any operation? 17 stories is like, hm, 17 floors?!

April 22nd, 2010, 06:30 AM
Sending lot of :goodvibes: for your poor kitty :grouphug:

April 22nd, 2010, 06:48 AM
we are back from the vet. lilo is under strong drugs and sleeps.

beside his pelvis, all organs seems to be fine, but the vet keeps him under warm and heat because his temperature is too low and not getting higher (he lost a lot of blood yesterday).

we hope his temperature reach back to normal soon, from there we have good chances to get him back.

The little one needs his temperature back to normal, send good thoughts his way...


April 22nd, 2010, 06:56 AM
emcee,you came to the right place,there is not one person here,who does not understand how you feel and :pray::fingerscr:goodvibes:that your your little boy will be up and running in no time:pawprint:

April 22nd, 2010, 07:01 AM
Thank you.

We are *so* heartbroken and still cannot believe this tragedy has happened to us, that lilo felt from so high.

We *so* wish for a happy ending to this horror story. Each moment waiting is so painful right now...


April 22nd, 2010, 07:08 AM
emcee,,,i had a husky that was hit by a car many years ago and had her pelvis broken in 4 was a long slow recovery but in the end she was fine, no limp or long term issues. The most scary hours are over already now he just needs some time to recover.:goodvibes:

April 22nd, 2010, 08:01 AM
right now the vet is afraid bcs his temperature is low, and we fear hypothermia.

Is there anything that we can do to help, homeopathic or other remedies, beside the traditionnal remedies that the vet already does (pain repressers, antibiotics, anti hemoragics)?

any advice will be tried to keep our little angel alive.

thank you...


April 22nd, 2010, 08:50 AM
Dear Chris, did you cat had any broken bone and need any operation? 17 stories is like, hm, 17 floors?! wasn't my cat it was in the newspaper, they think a bush broke her fall and she only sustained a chipped tooth and a little bleeding around the mouth, she was an abandoned kitty in an apartment and was picked up by the OSPCA and taken to their shelter...when she became famous the owner came forward to claim her, but hastily left when asked to pay for the care she received :frustrated:

Sending all the good vibes I can muster for Lilo :pray:

April 22nd, 2010, 08:57 AM
Lilo has just left.

April 22nd, 2010, 09:29 AM
Are you saying that Lilo didn't make it, emcee? :cry: Or that he's coming home? :fingerscr


April 22nd, 2010, 09:34 AM
Emcee, I'm so sorry to hear that, my heart goes out to you :grouphug:

April 22nd, 2010, 10:38 AM
he is gone. We are so badly hurt, do not know how to go through such a terrible phase, how to let him go, why did he left us... and how to bring happiness in our life again...

we now have to deal with his little body waiting for us at the vet...

April 22nd, 2010, 10:48 AM
I am so sorry for your loss :grouphug::(

April 22nd, 2010, 11:11 AM
I am so sorry :( :cry: :grouphug:

April 22nd, 2010, 01:04 PM
I'm so sorry, emcee :grouphug: Such a difficult time for you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

I can tell Lilo was well-loved by you and my heart goes out to you.

:candle: Lilo

April 22nd, 2010, 01:48 PM
I'm so sorry emcee. :cry2: I know just how hard it is. :grouphug:

April 22nd, 2010, 02:06 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.

RIP Lilo.:rip:

April 22nd, 2010, 03:51 PM
Oh no,Emcee I am so very sorry,our kitties are small,but when they are gone, leave a huge empty space in our hearts,so sorry:cry:

April 22nd, 2010, 03:54 PM
So so sorry emcee...poor little thing seemed to have fought pretty hard. Sometimes it is just too much :cry:

:rip: Lilo :grouphug:to you and your family

April 22nd, 2010, 06:06 PM
emcee, so very sorry to hear Monsieur Li didn't survive the fall.

I remember one of my kittens that was sold to someone who lived in an apartment, left the door to the balcony slightly open. This kitten was about 6 mos. and and went out on the balcony and jumped or fell from the 12th floor. They found him on the lawn badly injured but alive. His injuries were so severe a vet had to euthanize him. It was a very sad day for the owner and for myself as the breeder. Oddly enough the cat was named "Bouncer". That day I learned that vets called injuries from falling from apt/condos "Highrise Syndrome". Cats are so curious and who knows why he jumped, maybe after a bird? I was hoping and praying that your kitty would be the exception, as very few cats survive falls from apt. buildings/condos. May Monsieur Lilo rest in peace.

I would consider getting another kitty right away, not only to help with your grief, but also for Monsieur O as he misses his friend very much. You'll have to be very strict now with your cleaning lady that all windows and balcony doors must be closed. I'm sure she will feel bad about this too.


April 22nd, 2010, 07:56 PM

sorry for the little one.
:pray: for your family.

April 22nd, 2010, 09:22 PM
That is just so sad, emcee. Poor little darling. :cry: I think you would honour him if you got another kitten, and it should help you through this bad time. My sister and I often honour our dogs from the past by giving their names to another dog. It might sound strange but so often when I think of the current Shady(sheltie) I will also think about Shady the cattle dog, that died in '95. My sister has had two bitches named Judy(cross bred and sheltie), two named Gypsy(shelties) and two named Jessica(Border Collie and German Shepherd). Helps keep the memories of them fresh in your mind.

April 22nd, 2010, 09:28 PM
:candle::rip: Lilo :candle:
Please IMO do not go and get another cat until you and your other kitty are completely ready for it. "Replacing" one does not make the other one feel better. She will have a grieving period to go through as well. Her companion is no longer with her. There is no guarantee she would get along with another cat right away. When the time is right you will know it.
I am so sorry for your loss. :candle:

April 22nd, 2010, 10:43 PM
:( so sorry for your loss. :grouphug::cry:

April 22nd, 2010, 11:23 PM
My suggestion was to get another kitten not a cat, preferablly a female (spayed) around 4 to 5mos. old would be about the right age. Most cats accept young kittens better than an adult cat. Usually there are lots of kittens available in shelters/rescues now. When you feel you're ready to do that, I really don't think your cat will have too much trouble adjusting to a playful girl kitty. Actually, I would expect Monsieur O to be depressed without another cat around since he was so used to having his brother Monsieur Lilo around. A kitten would certainly cure that. IMHO that's my experience.