Nikko (the Wonder Cat) is a 7 year old Sealpoint Siamese, who was viciously attacked by two large dogs when he slipped out of our house on Aug. 16. Initial injuries included torn ligaments in his right rear leg, contusions, and significant bruising. He was lucky that the dogs' owner pulled them away before more damage was done.
But that was only the start. Two days later the vet discovered he was anemic, requiring a transfusion, and that he'd apparently sustained a closed head injury at some level. The transfusion helped and his pupils returned to normal; we thought he'd be stable enough for the orthopedic surgery needed to reattach the torn ligaments.
On Aug 19 the vets informed us he'd started experiencing seizures. These have continued, and have so far prevented the surgery from occurring. They also necessitated a CT scan and ongoing ICU monitoring; at present we're not even sure he'll recover but are hoping against hope he'll pull through.
So far, we've already spent nearly $9,000 and that's without what may possibly amount to weeks of ICU care and, if all goes well, the $3,500 surgery needed to reattach the ligaments. We really hate doing this, but we're asking for any and all help from fellow cat owners who can spare a few dollars to help our beautiful boy. It costs several hundred dollars a day for ICU care, and we have no idea how long he'll need it.
If you can help, we'll be eternally grateful. If the worst happens and he doesn't make it, or a miracle occurs and he recovers from the seizures quickly, we'll donate all remaining funds to a local veterinary charity near Boston.
Thanks for whatever help you can offer.
- Marci Ficht
- Kathy and Christina Kelley
- Jessica Hlebica
- Susan McMannis