ANNABELLE – 14762
Safe - 11-28-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 11/28/17 ***Must get to a vet by 6PM Tonight*** Sweet Calico girl Annabelle has a pelvic fracture from falling out a window and needs your help @MACC
14762 Annabelle 6m Female Calico Domestic Short Hair 6.6lbs
L V T Notes: 10:08 AM
Gave 100mL SQ LRS at 10:00 AM
Vet Notes: 7:27 PM
[Spay/Neuter Waiver – Medical Condition]
Your newly adopted pet has been diagnosed with a pelvic fracture and the staff veterinarians are issuing a temporary waiver from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY. Follow up care at your regular veterinarian is recommended to ensure continued treatment. Your veterinarian will advise you if surgical sterilization is appropriate.
Vet Notes: 7:03 PM
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: Reported 6 months – exam is consistent with 5-12 months
Microchip noted on Intake?
History : Pt fell from a 13th floor window yesterday, client suspects right hind leg is broken
Subjective: Tense, alert
Observed Behavior – Allows initial handling but yowls and screams when hind legs or pelvis are touched
Evidence of Trauma seen – Reportedly fell from 13th floor – pt very painful in hind legs
BAR, tense. BCS 5/9. MMs pink and moist.
EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted
Oral Exam: Clean adult teeth
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Tense, difficult to palpate
MSI: Sternally recumbent. Pt yowls when I touch hind legs or flip pt from left to right hind. Stiff hind legs and feet. Urine crusted in fur on left flank.
CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Rectal: Did not evaluate
Administered 0.15 ml hydromorphone IM at 5pm for pain relief.
Pt defecated in the kennel after this – stool was formed, very firm.
Administered 0.25 ml Dexdomitor IM at 7pm for pelvic rads
There are fractures of the left ilial body and the pubic symphysis, with moderate collapse of the pelvic canal.
The cecum is full of gas. The colon has stool in it. The bladder is moderately full. There appears to be some subjective swelling of the ventral body wall at the caudalmost point.
Physical exam while under sedation: The dried fluid on the left flank is slightly blood-tinged. There is a small mat of fur and discharge on the caudal aspect of the proximal left hind leg – it appears to be just in the fur and not attached to the skin.
The bladder is not palpable.
No open wounds are noted.
Administered 0.12 ml Antisedan IM.
Assessment: Pelvic fractures secondary to fall from 13th floor
Prognosis: Poor-fair. If pt can urinate on own – fair.
1. MiraLax 1/4 tsp PO BID x14 days. Titrate dose so that pt can defecate easily but not so much that pt has diarrhea – the dose may need to be adjusted.
2. Simbadol 0.4 ml SQ SID x7 days
3. Monitor urination and defecation
4. Seek placement ASAP with ortho consult
Temporary waiver due to pelvic fracture
Animal ID: 14762
Animal Name: Annabelle
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
Annabelle is a 6 months old diluted calico domestic short hair. She was purchased from a pet store when she was kitten. She was surrendered to MACC because the client was unable to care for her injuries.
Previously lived with:
2 Adults, 1 Child
How is this cat around strangers?
She was friendly around strangers. She played gently with adults and children.
How is this cat around children?
She was affectionate towards children and lived with a 1 year old child.
How is this cat around other cats?
She was not around other cats.
How is this cat around dogs?
She was not around other dogs.
She attempted to escape the house through the window one time. She was relaxed while traveling in the car. She struggled during baths. She was not bothered during nail trims, being placed inside carrier, and disturbed while sleeping. She enjoyed fur brushes and being picked up and held.
She has no bite history.
Has this cat ever had any medical issues?
She has a broken leg.
For a New Family to Know
She was a described as a friendly cat. She had a very high activity level. She enjoyed giving kiss She enjoy hiding in dark places and playing with ornaments. She tended to follow the previous owner around the house. Her favorite toys were balls. She was kept mostly indoors. She slept in her own bed. He ate both wet and dry cat food 4 times a day. She was very litter box trained and had an uncovered litter box filled with crystal litter. She had a scratching post made out of cotton.
Annabelle had a relaxed body posture during the intake. Her eyes were semi constricted. She allowed the admissions counselor to collar. There was not further handling due to the nature of the intake.
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