Wednesday, November 11, 2009
We were given a new little kitten on Saturday morning. He's a very sweet little Persian and only ten weeks old. He looks kind of like Garfield, and we named him Samwise.
On Monday morning he met an accident named 'Junie.' Junie was leaning back in her chair while she was eating breakfast. We tell the kids all the time "don't lean back in your chair" but there she was leaning back in it again. The kitten was playing right behind where Junie was sitting, and her chair fell back and landed on him. He meowed a few times, then got really stiff and stopped moving. A few minutes later he started having seizures- I actually thought he was scratching himself but I found out later that that is what a cat does when it's having a seizure.
Matt called his mom right away and she came over to look at him. She thought he was dying because his breathing was so shallow and at one point he stopped breathing altogether. But we took him into the vet where he was given some steroid shots to reduce the swelling. The vet thinks that the chair hit him on the base of his skull. That was two days ago and he's still at the vet in 'intensive care.' Intensive care for a kitten is just an incubator that gives him extra oxygen. Yesterday, the doctor told Matt that he makes it until Friday he will probably live. From Monday to Tuesday there was a substantial improvement in his breathing and responsiveness. Though it will still be another week or two before he fully recovers. Even when he does recover his motor skills might be affected because of where he was hit. We're all hoping for a full and complete recovery.