From @kittenbnb: “Two weeks ago from yesterday, I took this little girl, Little …


From @kittenbnb: “Two weeks ago from yesterday, I took this little girl, Little P ( aka Pippa) to the vet after finding maggots in a huge wound right near her bum. I’m going to spare you the images but it looked bad. .
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The vet said the wound was really deep for such a tiny thing and with the maggots possibly still in there, the prognosis was bad. He told me that I should euthanize her as she probably wouldn’t make 3 more days in my care. I was so torn. How do I euthanize her when she didn’t appear to be suffering yet? Yes, the wound would be uncomfortable but I didn’t think she was ready yet. .
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I came home feeling so defeated that i would most likely lose her in 3 days. I understand that a big part of fostering and rescue is that we cannot save them all. However, I let my emotions get the best of me and I was questioning what I was doing with my life and why I changed my career path entirely to be based around saving more of these tiny lives. .
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After a good cry and realizing me questioning my life wasn’t helping anything, I just continued to give her the best care that I could give her. .
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2 weeks and a day later, she’s still here. Although she still has a prolapsed rectum, we are managing it and she’s getting fluids daily, steadily gaining weight ( gained 100 grams in the two weeks!) and the wound looks so much better. She’s talkative, a purr machine and very active. .
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Last night, I took a shower and when I came back upstairs – I noticed she got out of her basket and was crawling all over the floor. She and the rest of the crew are officially ready for an upgraded living space. .
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Her struggle isn’t over yet, we still don’t know the extent of what the maggots have done and hopefully her bum fixes as she grows more but she’s fighting! .
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For now, I am so very grateful that she has made it this far and continues to show me that we made the right decision that day and that she was not ready to give up.❤️” #catsofinstagram

 



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