Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Wampi fell off the roof June 4
Wampi -- our beloved Maine Coon cat -- was thrown off the roof of our apartment building in NYC on June 4.

He fell a total of 6 flights.

I don't know how he got there. I don't know how long he layed on the ground bleeding before a neighbor found him. I don't know how he survived, but he did.

His right back leg was basically shattered, broken in 7 places while his back left leg has a simple fracture and his leg was dislocated. He's been at the vet hospital in Alphabet City since Saturday and initially they thought he might be able to heal his leg on his own with the help of it being set with splints and a cast.

But the break on his right leg is so bad, that when they took off the bandages this morning to put a permanent cast on (I was planning on taking him home today) they said the bone broke through the skin. Now they are worried that he will get an infection ... he may lose his leg ... worse ... he may die.

They said he needs surgery to put the bones back together and even though we can't afford it and we just had a baby girl almost 5 months ago, we said go ahead. We'll figure out a way to pay for it. Wampi is part of the family. We love him so much and it breaks my heart to see him suffering. They say the surgery should correct it and save his leg and his life.

I'm waiting for the vet to call now.
posted by Cam at 8:45:00 PM |

8 Comments:

Blogger *~*melly*~* said...

OH no!!! Poor Wampi, I was always scared about something tragic happening to my kitty. Now that I have a dog I'm less scared (the can't get themselves in the same prediciment as easy). I'm linking your site from mine though, hopefully get you more hits :oD. And I'll be helping w/ a donation as soon as I get the funds. I'm glad he's doing well now! Give him a scratch between the ears for me. :o)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:59:00 PM  
Blogger TaraMetBlog said...

My cat fell out of apt building and fell 3 stories, her chin was scraped and she became very timid but thankfully didn't need a cast and surgery. Best of luck to Wampi!

Friday, July 08, 2005 7:04:00 PM  
Blogger Cam said...

you're cat was very lucky, tara. a lot of cats fall out of windows (esp. here in nyc) and not all of them are so lucky. hug your kitty and be thankful she's ok!

=^..^=

//cam

Friday, July 08, 2005 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger Cam said...

meant to type "your" not "you're" ... oops.

Friday, July 08, 2005 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cómo ni hablo ni entiendo inglés, no sé que le pasa al gatito, pero sea lo que fuere, espero que se recupere pronto, ya que es precioso.

Gracias pñor visitar mi blog.

Un saludo caluroso desde Madrid, España

YoHannah

Monday, July 18, 2005 9:28:00 AM  
Blogger Gemini6Ice said...

Who threw Wampi off the roof though? How do we know Wampi didn't just make a foolish jump?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To answer YoHanna's comment. She basically said that since she doesn't read nor understand English, and that she doensn't know what happened to your cat, but be that as it may, she hopes him a speedy recovery and that he is precious.

A YoHanna: Basicamente alguien tiró su gatito del techo del apartamento donde vive, y se cayó 6 pisos. Se rompió una piernita en 7 lugares, y se fracturó otra. No sabe cuanto tiempo pasó alli sangriendo, pero un vecino lo encontró. Necesita cirujía para soldar la pierna y hay una chanza de tener infección porque el hueso salió de la piel. Ella está pidiendo ayuda con los gastos del veterinario y la cirujía, porque hace 5 meses que tuvo una niña y no alcanza la plata. Espero que la traducción fue suficiente para explicar lo que le pasó.

Sorry to hear about your cat. I may not like cats, but I'm not that cruel. I'll try to send something when I get some extra cash, but we're expecting in 3 weeks and mama's not working. I'm working 2 jobs to try to make ends meet. Good luck!

Mike

Wednesday, July 20, 2005 10:35:00 PM  
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Tuesday, October 11, 2005 4:15:00 PM  

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