It has been a little while since we have checked in with Charlotte. She is doing very well in many areas, but she's also got a couple of issues. First and foremost she is still sniffling and sneezing. It is not bad, but it is constant.Yesterday her eyes also had a little discharge. It is so odd, as it very much looks like it is just starting, but it has been like that for weeks. I am starting her on some lactoferrin and hopefully that will clear it up soon.
I have mentioned before that I thought she had some issues with her hips or leg or something. She was willing to play and jump after a toy a few weeks ago, but she would then immediately retreat to her 'basket of safety' or under the couch and it would take several minutes to coax her out. Now I think she is feeling better as she recovers very quickly from jumps that make her run, and they happen less and less frequently. She still has problems scurrying around corners, but she doesn't fall over any more.
I also mentioned her fur doesn't seem to be growing back.. we have some progress on that too..
|Yes, this is her obnoxiously cute belly|
If you remember from the original photos, that splotch of fur that is up by the sweater was always there. Turns out the story behind that was they believed that was healing so they didn't want to harm it any further. The "stem' under that splotch going down her spine is new and oddly enough seems to be where her stitches were. I don't understand why it is coming back in bits like this (same going with the belly, that black bit was not there when she came to me). I cannot imagine that the sweater is interfering with growth, and I would think if it was, there would be different growth patters. We did have very warm weather here on Saturday so I took her sweater off for the day, but it got cold before I could get back into the room and when I did get in there she was very happy to have me put the sweater back on.
I went to the shelter this weekend and ran into a wonderful woman who I've known for years through the shelter. She asked me if I was still fostering 'that kitten with the thing on the side' and as it turns out she was the one who ended up bringing her into the shelter. Someone she knows found her and took her in to help, but then needed help getting her to the shelter. Apparently she was wounded some time before help was found as there was quite a bit of pus involved. Poor girl.. she was living behind the grocery store.
Well, her world has turned around dramatically because those people took the time to catch her and ask for help and for that I am glad.
And I am very selfishly keeping her here.. safe, warm and well fed.. and hopefully I'll convince someone here that this little monkey is so totally worth a trip to Maine to adopt her ;)
Someone please remind me to never foster only kittens!!