A fighting chance for Dandelion
Hi! My name is Dandelion the Amazing Kitty Boy and I'm 4 months old. Just last week, I was leaping and hopping with my sister, Tiger Lily, snuggling with my kitty tribe, being loved by my 11 year old kitty mom, Sophia, and draping myself over my Grandma’s head like earphones and purring her to sleep.
This week, I've been put into a coma and on a ventilator, while the vets work hard to save my life. I got neutered, because my Grandma is really responsible like that, but they think I inhaled (aspirated) some barf and it got into my lungs which gave me pneumonia. It was so hard to breathe and I was scared! Mom and Grandma were scared and sad and so worried. I've been asleep for a while now while they pump oxygen into my little body. For a while there, they only gave me a 5% chance of living.
I'm slowly getting better now, even though I'm still on the ventilator. It's already cost my Grandma $9,000 and she's about out of resources, but I still may need another $10,000 for a chance to live. My mom, Grandma and my great-Nana agree that I am a kitty of a lifetime. Anything you can do will help me so much. I want so badly to live.
Kitty purr thank you!
My Kitty mom is really looking forward to getting to snuggle with me again once I get to come home.
My sister Tiger Lilly misses me also.
He did take a short walk about earlier and just investigated the house to make sure everything is still the way he remembers he.
He shared some sniffs with his sister and the other kitties and got in some good cuddles with his kid who is so happy to have him home.
He has a whole passel of meds to take for a while to help his little body get better and he will be heading back in to be checked in a week to make sure his lungs are looking good and that he doesn't need surgery on them.
I am so incredibly grateful our little Dandelion made it. He truly does feel like a miracle.
Oh my goodness the joy that was filling that room is indescribable. Sophia was just glowing and I am not sure how I stayed on the ground, I felt as though I was just floating with joy. I just love him so much and to see him looking and acting like Dandelion again feels like such a miracle.
He was a bit out of it still when we saw him. Part of that is hopefully the sedatives still working through his system, though the Dr warned us that part of it may be due to brain damage caused by a shortage of oxygen.
He loves, purrs, eats, uses the kitty box and grooms himself...he is doing all that a cat should do...so we are happy and do not need him to be "perfect" for us. As far as I am concerned he is a tiny furry miracle and I am just over the moon.
They cautioned me not to get too excited that he is still under 50 percent for his chances of survival, but given I was once told 5% chance I am just overjoyed with how he is doing.
This evening we went and visited. Poor little man still has a lot of tubes and is very doped up. He tried to walk a few times and moved as though he was VERY drunk. He actually ran into the walls a few times.
He was very into grooming at first until he realized who we were and then he tried to climb out to get us. We did have to leave at that point because he was getting over excited and started to breath very heavy.
Sophia and I were just giddy when we left. He looks like our sweet boy again and the joy of that is beyond words.
Our little man is such a fighter and I am so incredibly PROUD right now.