Save Oscar's Life, by Heavenly Paws
Darling little Oscar is just 8 weeks old. He was seeking warmth from the bitter cold and made the mistake of climbing into someone's car engine. After somehow managing to get free from the car's fan belt, he crawled to the porch of one of our Volunteers, crying in pain.
Oscar was taken to the Emergency Vet and it was determined that all four of his legs are severely broken - one leg cannot be saved and must be amputated. Unfortunately, Oscar also has a severe upper respitory infection (his eyes are crusted shut) and until he can actually breathe on his own, he cannot undergo the anesthesia for his legs to be operated on. So, Oscar is on pain medications in order to bide him some time and to keep him as comfortable as possible.
Heavenly Paws is in desperate need of funds - and prayers - to save this little kitten's life. Please, give what you can and share Oscar's story. Thank you.
Oscar is such a brave little kitten. We are all looking forward to his full recovery so he can begin to enjoy the life that all kittens are so deserving of. On 02/23, we are hoping that all of his stitches, and his metal leg brace will be removed. We'll work on taking a video of Oscar's first steps. What a blessing that day will be!
Thanks to all for your love and support
With three surgeries behind him, we now wait to see if he will put weight on his three remaining legs and show signs of mobility. For the time being, Oscar will remain in intensive care while he continues to fight for his life.
Heavenly Paws would like to send a very special thank you to all who have donated toward Oscar's medical care. He is blessed to have so many wonderful people who genuinely love him, care about his well being and support his recovery. We have officially received 4/5 of the funds necessary to cover this little one's veterinary costs. Thank you!
Hello Victoria - Thank you for your feedback and concern for Oscar's well being. Heavenly Paws had similar questions about administering this level of medical care for a kitten in Oscar's condition. We consulted with two brilliant surgeons and an after care specialist. Our primary concerns were pain control and quality of life. We have been assured that his pain is well controlled, and he will have good quality of life. We have saved a few felines with only 3 limbs. They have gone on to have beautiful lives with families who adore them. Oscar is improving every day. This little angel has a tremendous will to live. Again, we thank you for expressing your thoughts.
Where is the compassion that all of us Vet Techs share? Why put this sweet little soul through all of this agony? SMH.
02/16/17: Oscar went to see the Vet yesterday. He had a temperature and was in need of another pain shot. He was also placed on a new antibiotic. He is doing much better today. He has such an appetite! Oscar is such a brave little kitten. We are all looking forward to his full recovery so he can begin to enjoy the life that all kittens are so deserving of. On 02/23, we are hoping that all of his stitches, and his metal leg brace will be removed. We'll work on taking a video of Oscar's first steps. What a blessing that day will be! Thanks to all for your love and support