Monday, August 8, 2016
The kittens are still here
This will be the last post on this set of kittens unless something major happens or I am lucky enough to get updates.
Max went home on Friday with his new dad. As of yet, I have not heard of an update, but I am pretty sure Max can handle anything and is doing just fine.
Unfortunately not everything went well with the kittens' surgeries. Max, Elie, Rose and Roman did just fine, but Corrie had some pretty severe side effects.
When she came home Tuesday night (they were scheduled to be neutered on Monday but were bumped due to adoptions over the weekend) Corrie was obviously still drunk and quite exhausted. All she wanted to do was cuddle up to Rose and sleep. The next morning she could not walk in a straight line without falling over. I immediately rushed her (and Rose - for comfort) to the shelter for an exam by the vet. They told me that she was just having a hard time coming out of the sedation and should be fine in 24-48 hours. I brought her home and she still had a very hard time walking from point a to point b. Thursday she was better, but she had a bit of a head tilt, her left eyelid seemed heavy and wouldn't open all the way. She could walk in a straight line, but she did so by widening her stance... in other words, she appeared to be adapting more than improving. If you distracted her with play or startling her she would wobble. If she shook her head, she would fall over. She could not climb or jump on things. It was heartbreaking.
By Friday afternoon things seemed to be better. Still not great, but better. She was still wobbly, but it took more of a distraction to cause problems. Saturday afternoon she was climbing up on things and by Sunday she was able to jump up on them, but jumping down still produces a stumble. At this point, if you didn't know her prior to the surgery you would just think she was a clumsy kitten. Unfortunately, I know better, and it makes me a little sad. One side effect of this is that she has become a rather cuddly kitten. I'm loving how she likes to be near me now.
Corrie still seems to be bonded to Rose. I really wish I could know they were going to be adopted together, but that is not my call, all I can do is mention it. Now if I could find someone who wants to adopt two adorable sisters...
Roman and Elie are doing remarkably well. There was a sneeze or two last night, but I'm hoping that is because of the dusty litter.