PLEASE Help Frosty the Frozen Kitten

For: Frosty
Organizer: Carol Infalt & Alyssa Tranchita
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of $8,500 goal.
Raised by 445 donors
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The Story

Frosty was found nearly frozen to death. When she arrived at Carols Critter Care she was in a frozen "C" shape and in the death cry.  She was quickly tucked under Carol's  shirt while heating buttons were warmed. She slowly thawed out through the night and survived.

Supportive care was started the following day.  She was put on LRS, antibiotics, cream for frost bite, given nutrical and 50 % dextrose. Through the next 48 hours, Frosty would go thruough good moments and bad moments.

On January 3rd, she began displaying short breath open mouthed breathing. It would come and go throughout the day. However, that night as it continued to get worse, she was taken to Fitchburg Urgernt Care in Fitchburg, WI. The team took x-rays and found her lungs to be full of pneumonia and a secondary infection. Her blood sugar level were in range. Her fecal was negative, body temp at 95, frost bite on ears and feet, emaciated, blind in one eye due to freezing, and no feeling in her back legs. She can not move her back legs. She was put on a nebulizer for a few hours and appeared to be doing well.

A continued care plan was created and as Frosty was being discharged she crashed. Started open mouth breathing and having troubles regulating her body temp. It was at that time that the decission was made to have her admitted to Veterinary Emergency Services in Middleton, WI. They are a 24/7 emergency care facility and can give Frosty the proper around the clock supportive care she needs.

Frosty has a strong will to live and though, making baby steps, has been continuing to improve. Help is needed to pay for her medical expenses. We expect several more days in the neonate ICU at Veterinary Emergency Services and are seeking doantions.

Please help share Frosty's story. When she was found the outdoor temps in WI were between 10 and 20 degrees, with single digit temps in the evening. We are now looking at dangerous temps of windchills in the negative digits. Help Frosty save the lives of other outside animals. 

Thanks for your donation!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 21, 2014

Posted on February 21, 2014

2-17-2014 
Frosty went for a recheck and things are looking wonderful.  There was no signs of pneumonia in her lungs.  A bronchial pattern still persisits. But the vets decided to stop her bronchialdiolator.

She still on the dewormer for that nasty parasite.

Her impacked baby canines all fell out. She no longer has 8 canine teeth. Just her 4 adults now.

On Sunday 2-16-2014 the dead end of Frosty's tail fell off.  It was quite tramatic. She was playing and came down from a jump and snap went the tail.  She lost about 2 inches of it. She ran hissed, spit and growled not knowing what happened.

At the check on the following day the vet said her tail end looks good. But she came home with some pain meds.

Along comes Wednesday 2-19-2014 and Frosty is starting to have issues breathing again. I can hear her wheezing and she is struggling a bit.  It's decided that she go back on the bronchialdiolator - so I had to make a special run back out to Madison to get her meds.

Thursday came with some eye trouble. So she was put on some eye medication.

Now today - Friday 2-21-2014 Frosty is back on the upside. She's been running around and playing.

Frosty had a wish list created for her on Amazon.com a few days ago. Thanks to everyone who continues to help and support Frosty.  I could have never done this with out everyones help.

Thank you Very Much!!

Love Frosty the Frozen Kitten

Posted on January 30, 2014

Posted on January 30, 2014

1-27-2014
Frosty went back to VES for a recheck, xrays and medication adjustments and refills.

She continues to gain strenght and is now playing like a little kitten.

Her xrays showed the pneumonia is still present, but clearing. 

She will see a cardiologist on 2-11-2014 for her heart.

She still has rapid breathing, but she is not in respriatory distress as in the past.

Her tail is the same. There is a dead portion that will either need to be surgically removed or it will fall off on it's own in due time. Frosty is not strong enough to undergo anesthesia at this time.

She has gained weight!  She is now 3 1/2 pounds.

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1-30-2014
Frosty was on NBC 15 Madison news this morning.  I will post video I shot of it using my hand held video recorder and just shooting it from the computer screen.

Frosty got a new toy in the mail yesterday and she is having fun playing with it.  I will get that video up and new pics as well.

You can find Frosty on facebook - Frosty the Frozen Kitten.  She does daily updates there.

THANK YOU
Carol & Frosty


Posted on January 20, 2014

Posted on January 20, 2014

TEAM FROSTY / UPDATE

Frosty the Frozen Kitten

Frosty had her first of many follow up visits today.

Overall she has improved since being sent home 5 days ago.

She has gained some weight. When she left she was 1.12 kg and today she is 1.36 kg (3 pounds)

She is running a temp of 102.9

Her breathing is still rapid; this will be the case fro many weeks to come.

Their is a small amount of clear discharge from her left nostril which may be a viral upper respiratory infection. This however will not change our treatment plan. I just have to watch her for respriatory distress.

Xrays show persistent pneumonia, but more of her lung fields are clear than at her discharge 5 days ago.  Her films will remain abnormal for some time to come.

We are continuing to aggressivly treat the strongylitisis worms in her lungs.

Frosty got prescriptions refilled and doses adjusted due to weight gain.

Her tail is that the watch and see stage. She is not strong enough to undergo sedation and surgery at this time. A portion of the tail is dead from frostbite. It may fall off on it's own before  she is even ready for surgery. If it does, than that is fine.

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting, praying for, donating and helping Frosty thru her recovery journey.

You can find Frosty on facebook at Frosty the Frozen Kitten.

Thanks
Carol

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