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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Update on Arthur

More detail on Arthur:  Arthur went into the vet hospital yesterday morning. He weighs 1 pound and has all of his baby teeth so his age estimate is between 7-8 weeks. He is super small, probably from malnutrition, so we are getting that under control. An average 7-8 week old kitten is about 2 pounds and twice his size.

Arthur did have surgery yesterday for his lips. First, they were going to just clean it out and apply a few stitches, but after going in, they found that all of the small tissue had degloved along with his lip, but he is doing great. They had to put a wire into the bone and are very optimistic that his lips will reattach themselves to the scar tissue. The wire will come out in a few weeks.  Dr. Jon said if he had to guess, his lip injury is probably from hitting the road or barrier, face first.

He doesn't seem to be in much pain when he eats but no dry food for him at all right now per our vet. We are feeding him a mixture of canned food mixed with KMR powder and water. He was given an injection of pain medication and has some oral liquid pain meds that he'll take for the next week or so.

So the hard part is over for this little man! He is also responding to his name!

Arthur is in very good spirits, wants to run around, play, purrs up a storm and doesn't mind some cuddles. :-)


meowmeowmans said...

Oh my gosh. Poor little Arthur! I'm glad he seems to be in good spirits, and that he's safe, cared for and loved with you. :)

Random Felines said...

poor baby - glad he is safe and in good hands - it is interesting how quickly they can bounce back!!!

Cheri said...

Sending lots of healing purrs for this teeny boy!