Maggie was a barn cat. One of about 10. Somehow she ran a big Mesquite thorn up through her paw into her wrist. On first trip to the Vets, when I saw her favoring the paw, a Vet said she removed a thorn but there was so much confusing that day I'm not sure anyone even looked at the cat.
Almost two weeks later and Maggie was still favoring the paw I took her back to the Vets. This time I talked to the owner and told him to look close because there was definitely something wrong with her paw.
When I went back that evening the Vet said, You aren't going to believe this.
He had cut out a 1 inch long thorn out through the top of her wrist, that had entered through her paw.
I kept Maggie in the house for a couple days to let her get over the operation and to keep the open wound clean.
The second night she jumped up on the bed and laid down against my right side. That's where she sleeps every night.