Thursday, July 13, 2017

Misery loves company

Unfortunately when kittens come in without a mom, there can be immunity issues. The rat pack kittens were about 5 weeks old when they were brought to the rescue and vaccinated upon intake. However, they started getting snotty before their second round and then moved on to runny eyes. Harlow seemed to take the runny eyeballs to an extreme and hers swelled up and she was put on medication. Since she chose not to go it alone, she promptly gave her cooties to Romero.

Bless, the boy, he took them and ran with it......
Romero prior to his eye issues

His one eye got worse and worse and mom took him to the rescue to have it checked out. We will spare you any pictures...cause you know it is bad when even mom says "ewww".

There was an opening at the clinic yesterday, so mom dropped him off on the way to work and the head of the rescue took him down. They neutered him and removed his right eye. It won't look nice for a while, but kittens adapt pretty quickly and we are sure he was very uncomfortable.


Mom picked him up after work and set him up in the large crate (that mom still hasn't returned to her friend Kelly). He was NOT happy. Mom worried at first that he wasn't comfortable or the cone was bothering him, but after a while she began to suspect he is lonely. He has never been without his siblings and now he is locked up by himself.

He does need to be crated and wear the cone until the stitches come out in 2 weeks just to avoid anything happened accidentally (cause we are sure he is going to want to scratch at it). Mom may give him some VERY supervised time out and is thinking maybe of seeing how he does with one of his sisters in there with him (his brothers are WAY to nutty to be allowed near him at this point). But he HOWLED all last night and no one got much sleep, so something has to give.

Wish us luck....it could be a very long 2 weeks. Oh - and we don't mention this very often, but if you have ever thought about helping out the rescue, we would certainly appreciate it. His surgery was $157 (including his neuter) and unexpected. Panache will have to have a dental when she is spayed. It all adds up.... if you want to help out even a little, you can go to Colony Cats and click on the donate button.

22 comments:

  1. Oh no, Poor Romero. Hope you can get him some company. That is so sad.

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  2. Poor mini kit-cat! We hope he heals up quickly and uneventfully! I wish I could come hang out with him!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  3. The poor guy, losing an eye so young. But as you write, they adapt swiftly, and he will feel better for it soon enough.

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  4. Oh poor baby. I mean it. It is hard to know he and you went through all that. I include you because you care so much. You are a hero to these babies.

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  5. Thank you for giving these kitties your love. I agree that having his sister with him may help with the loneliness. I'll make a donation this week towards his surgery.

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  6. Oh, wow, that was awful for him. We didn't realize that could happen from just a cold.

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  7. When Angel was spayed 13 years ago, she came home with most of her belly shaved and a cone on her head. She had to wear the cone because the second I took it off of her, she'd go right at her stitches. For a whole week, I slept on the futon with her, because it was the only time she would stay still and NOT bother her stitches. I hope you find a solution to poor Romero's nighttime howls.

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    1. me too - one night was more than enough

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  8. Poor baby. Lots of healing purrs from the boys to him, and to Panache too, in her turn. ♥

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  9. Poor Romero ! We hope you can give him some supervised company from time to time. We send him tons of healing purrs. Purrs

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  10. dood....we R troo lee sorree...N while we noe stuff seemz ta sux big time rite now; with lotz oh napz, two weekz will go bye sooooper fast; az all wayz st francis' blessings two ewe ♥♥♥

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    1. pee ess....this soundz sillee , but play sum harp mewsic two nite for him; frum ewe tube ore sum all time all day ray de oh kinda place..... noe joke ♥♥

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  11. aww.. poor boy. Doesn't do anything half way, does he? I hope he heals quickly *sends purrs*

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  12. Poor little guy. I hope things get better for you soon.

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  13. Poor Romero. We're sending him a ton of purrs.

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  14. Poor little guy. We're sending our purrs that he is feeling better and hanging with his fursibs in short order.

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  15. Poor Romero - he must be very lonely to be causing such a racket. I hope he heals up quickly and uneventfully so he can have company again!

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  16. Poor kitten. Sometimes life is so unfair! He's probably terrified too. Hopefully, he'll be back to himself soon.

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  17. ohhh noes! Two whole weeks with the cone of shame? You (both) have our deepest sympathies!

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  18. Poor little fellow that he had to have his eye removed and now wear that big cone. He is so young that we are sure he will adapt just fine, but still such a shame. Sending prayers that he heals quickly. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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