Posted on January 21, 2016
Heartfelt thanks to all who supported our efforts to help sweet Jethro, one of our “special needs” kittens. Jethro came to us with auditory and visual problems, but was coping very well with the help of his “service cat” Merce. Unfortunately, he began to suffer seizures a few months ago and had to be hospitalized for tests and treatments.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors*, the doctors were able to perform an MRI on Jethie to try to get down to the bottom of what might be causing the seizure condition. We were hoping for something as simple and treatable as epilepsy, but the scan revealed brain damage that was not reversible. The doctors worked on adjusting his seizure medications and after a few tweaks (and some trial and error) they have been able to find a dose that has kept our boy seizure-free for a few weeks now. Very good news!
The best news of all is that Jethro has been adopted by a retired nurse who is able to be at home with him all day and has the background, knowledge and experience to keep our boy as healthy as he can be. He has made fast friends with the other cats in her household and is happy, thriving and as adorable as ever. The doctors feel that his life might not be as long as some other cats, but it looks like the quality will definitely make up for the quantity.
Thanks again for all of your generosity and support.
*We will be leaving Jethro’s YouCaring pageup because some of his medical bills are still outstanding.