Piper is a 3 yr old energetic tabby. While jumping at a lizard, which she was watching through the window, she fell on the landing and slide between the windowsill and the desk. The desk has a sharp edge and the poor thing was stuck there for a few seconds before slipping through to the floor before I could get to her. We could tell she was hurt. This was Sunday so we observed her the rest of the day. She was was walking fine, eating fine, and using the litter box but could not lay down comfortably. Monday we noticed a bump on her belly and she flinched when you touched it. Tuesday the bump was bigger but she was acting more like herself and even played. Jumping up high is not a problem. She still winces a little on the landings. I have not taken her in because of COVID-19. I would have to drop her off outside and they would “get to her when they can” and call me before doing any xrays etc. I suffer from anxiety so the thought of cramming her in the cat carrier and dropping her off is just overwhelming. And the first few days I truly felt the stress of it all on her could end up being “worse than the cure“. So, can a cat heal from a broken rib without treatment? I am only guessing this is what happened but her rib cage certainly would have caught on the desk edge. Of course if I thought she was in serious pain etc. I would have no choice but she is acting normal outside the bump and not being able to lay in her favorite curled up position and play as hard as she usually does. Thanks from a stressed out momma. This happened Sunday morning, so this is day 4.