Two-year-old cat Jazz is rushed in by mum Sarah suffering from a smashed femur and punctured lung after being hit by a car. Some of Sarah’s four children have special needs and Jazz is a very special companion, providing therapy as well as friendship.
On its own, Jazz’s leg injury is not life-threatening, but there are other complications that could be. CT scans confirm damage to her lungs so severe that immediate intervention is required to stabilise them. But as air continues to leak from her chest cavity, and after careful consideration with colleagues, Noel has to make a decision about whether or not it’s in Jazz’s best interests to operate straight away or delay surgery on the femur.