My cat returned.
Woke up this morning to find him curled up on my daughter's bed. I just. *head shake* We were starting to believe he was dead, but here he is. Not very well( limping very badly) , but here at least.
Thanks for everyone's info on injured cats the other day. Hopefully we'll manage to keep him in this time.
In other news: We have a new roof. (In fact, I think would have kept the cat away even longer. The noise!)