Posted on September 26, 2013
Eden is out of surgery and doing well! She is recovering better than anyone expected. They wired her bottom jaw so that she can eat and breathe comfortably. The vet wasn't able to do much with her broken nose at this point, since the bone is so shattered. She may have to visit a specialist if it starts to bother her, but for now the vet wants to wait and see how it heals on its own. The swelling around Eden's left eye has come down considerably. She is now able to close that eye, though it seems she does not have any vision left in it. She steps in her water bowl frequently and has trouble finding her food. But that doesn't stop her from eating! When our volunteers offered her wet food tonight, she gobbled up the entire can! She is quite the messy eater at this point, and finished with a ring of food around her face and in her whiskers! Silly girl. As she heals, her playful personality has begun to emerge. She has an affinity for hair and eyelashes, and will often swat at people playfully and try to climb onto their heads. The vet confirmed that she is likely less than a year old, which explains the kitten energy! Eden should be able to go home to her new adoptive family in the next few days, where we are sure she will romp and run around happily.
Thank you so much to the hundreds of people who have been thinking of Eden and supporting her recovery. This little girl is so lucky to be loved by so many across the country. Those of you who have been following Eden's rescue know that she was named after an Ethiopian woman who knit the scarf that was wrapped around her during her rescue. Her rescuer recently found the tag that arrived with the scarf when she had first ordered it. Included on the tag was a handwritten note from the woman (Eden) who made the scarf. Click through the photos on the right to see the note- the message will give you chills!
You can also see an updated video on the right. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming weeks.
Thank you so much for helping Eden the kitty live up to her full potential!