Ouchy is currently resting quietly at the vet, with an IV for fluids. She is expected to remain at least overnight.
We are waiting to see if her liver function will get better, so that she can be sedated for diagnostic surgery -- essentially they have to manipulate her mouth to see if the bones are broken, or whether the trauma is all soft-tissue trauma. Our vet can operate on the latter, but an orthopedic veterinary surgeon would be required for the former, which would mean transporting her to either Louisville or Cincinatti. I think it will be tomorrow before we will know more.
The good news is that none of her ribs or legs were broken, and there is no current indication of internal injury, other than the pneumothorax, which doesn't appear to be getting worse or causing distress, and the liver function tests, which may indicate bruising of the liver.
And on the bright side for Ouchy, when she's able to come home, she'll be coddled and pampered and get to eat soft wet food for a long time.
Critter has taken this very hard. Tigger has been a brick -- he's upset, but he's been trying to comfort Critter, too.
For those of you reading between the lines of my daily goals and then updates, you'll realize I've been meaning to work on bills for weeks, but keep putting it off, or only doing parts. I finished as much as I can today, and just printed 25 checks. And Flar is still expected more client money (that is over 30 days past due now; gee so are we on some of our bills) by next week. If all goes extremely well, we'll be caught up and ahead before we leave for vacation. Last night, we called my mom to tell her what was going on with Ouchy and so that Critter could talk to her. This morning, Flar tells me that she called and offered to pay any hospital bills she may incur. That, having the books up-to-date, and having an idea of what accounts receivable look like have dramatically improved my outlook on paying bills.
Wolf always tells me that it's going to all work out somehow. And it always does.
Tonight is the first pre-vacation activity for me: trying on clothes to decide what to wear. I'm planning on a soaky bath first, to wash away staying up too late last night.
Thank you, everyone who commented about Ouchy. We'll keep praying for her.