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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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So Alice fell out of my 3rd story window...

The wind had been blowing so hard that the screen got blown open. She fell out, and I didn't realize it for a bit. When I finally DID realize that she wasn't in the house AND the screen was wide open, I ran downstairs hoping to find her. When I came out of the stairwell, there she was, right in the lobby. She ran towards me, and I held her close until I got upstairs.

When I checked her over, I noticed her mouth was bleeding... I got concerned and took her to the vet for a quick check to make sure nothing else was hurt. Dr. Koto gave her the OK but said to monitor her. Well about an hour after all this happened, she's napping, but her mouth is bleeding so much that it's practically goo building up in her mouth... I don't know what I can do to help, besides let her sleep. That seems like all she wants to do right now.

Any suggestions or recommendations? I can't take her to another vet because everywhere else nearby they don't speak English.

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I'd be afraid she'd choke on the blood. I hope someone else has some advice.

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Only advice I'd have is that if the bleeding still hasn't stopped, take her back to the same vet, see what can be done to stop it, since it sounds like it might be serious and not obvious from a superficial view.

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She sneezed blood on me. Now I'm worried....

I called the vet up, and they said wait a couple hours, and if it's still bleeding, to bring her back in.
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I think I'd take her to a non-English speaking vet anyway. They certainly can understand non-stop bleeding from the mouth.

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Well, it's not bleeding like completely liquid. It's literally goo. Seems like it MIGHT just be clotting up. I'm gonna wait and see. She got quite a few scratches on her nose, and when ever I try to clean up what she's drooling out, she gets upset. I'm sure it hurts.
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I guess the big question is "why is she bleeding?" Did she break a tooth? Bite her tongue or lip? Something else? She may need stitches or dental work....



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I'd be afraid of a broken jaw or brain injury. If the vet didn't take x-rays of her skull, I'd take her back to the vet and insist on head x-rays to rule out a broken jaw or teeth, and any skull fractures.

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I don't think that sounds good, at all. I'd get her back to the vet ASAP and tell him she's bleeding a LOT.
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post #10 of 57 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 02:13 AM
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I would be a total PITA with the vet if that was my kitten that fell that far. I live on the 3rd floor myself and have loose screens too... I would be a nuissance.. If he wont treat her, go out of your neighborhood and take her to another vet even if you have to drive 30min to an hr. Demand X-rays, Demand physical examination(even if they have to sedate her to do it). IT is obiviously causing pain and she could have a severe head trauma that you cant see.. I would also demand a MRI be preformed on her head to make sure there is no internal bleeding in the brain.
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