MJ, the Rescue Kitten, is on the Mend
In April I did a TNR, Trap, Neuter, Release for a band of feral cats living in my neighborhood. I trapped them and took them to a local shelter where they were given shots and neutered. I then released them.
Among the 9 animals I trapped were two kittens which I wasn't counting on. They were about 8 weeks old and just 3 pounds, the minimum for them to get the surgery.
While I nursed them for adoption, I gave them names: Beady (my nephew's imaginary friend growing up) and MJ (Mike, Jr.), named for my best friend. I'm glad I named them because it looks like I will own both of them for life. LOL
MJ became ill early on and has almost died. He would have never made it outdoors. The vet said he wouldn't have lasted another day indoors without extreme help.
We're not 100 percent sure what the illness is, and he's on his third course of medication, but for the first time, the vet has given me a great amount of hope. It looks like MJ's liver has some issues, but it's one that can be fixed easily with antibiotics.
He's gotten better with each course of the antibiotic, but then a day after being on it, he had a fever and was sick again. Recent bloodwork is pointing to the liver issue.
He's half the size of his brother Beady, but now he is gaining weight and looking a bit more alert. Until recently he didn't seem to be very aware of his surroundings most of the time.
But that's changing. The photo here is of MJ atop my bedroom dresser, his first time and only doing it. Beady has been doing this for months now.
Please say a little prayer for this struggling kitty. He needs all the human help he can get.
Image Credit » Photo taken by me. It may be reprinted.