Update 6th October
Tanni has found a home joining our rescue kitten (Tinkerbell aka Witzy)
Update 3rd October
Tanni visited the vets where she had her sutures out and her first vaccination
Update 26th September, 10:30am
Tanni came home yesterday afternoon & has already started to adapt on her three legs jumping & getting around her cage with just a few mishaps like tripping over her bed! No signs of infection so far she goes back to have her sutures removed in 10 days.
First indications are good as Tanni has survived the anaesthetic. She is apparently sitting up watching our vet! The operation went really well, we now can relax a little in the hope the antibiotics stop any infection post-op. Tanni sends purrs to those of you who have kindly helped towards the bill for her operation.
Tanni is a 5 week old female kitten who needs our help donations are needed for emergency surgery & aftercare.
Tanni was seen cowering in the middle of a busy intersection on the National Highway her brave foster mum stopped oncoming traffic & picked her up off the road & took her to our vet.
We assume she was thrown onto the highway where she landed on her shoulder paralysing her right front leg, she also had a laceration running thigh to ankle on her back leg. Our vet sutured the laceration giving antibiotics & cortisone injections to prevent infection & reduce swelling of the radial nerve in the paralysed leg.
Prognosis for her paralysed front leg was poor & amputation a probable necessity, usually we leave this as long as possible to allow the kitten to grow & thus reduce the anesthetic risk.
Over the first week she responded well & with patience & lots of handling began to purr & enjoy her cuddles. Sadly by the end of the week leg had swollen to twice its normal size & smelt offensive, she had gangrene.
Back to the vet for more antibiotics & despite the grave reservations of an anesthetic on such a tiny kitten amputation will have to be performed or she will die of blood poisoning.
If she survives the operation today we will also need someone to come forward with a special home for such a brave little kitten.