Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Positive Outcomes

The past few days have been uplifting because I saw two cases that, when they were first presented to me, I thought  were not going to make it.

1. A young kitten found by one of our health care team members and not long after adopted out by a nice young man. He took it home on the weekend and a few days later, the kitten came in flat out and with serious neurologic issues. No history of trauma or toxicity. This kitten turned out to have an infection, but I still don't know what kind or how it even happened. We treated it and slowly he got better. He was hospitalized for a week. That was last fall. Today he's a gorgeous kitten full of life! 

2. A young beagle gets hit by a car in the head and the owners rush her in. She is also flat out and non responsive. There is very clear head trauma here. We stabilize her but she needs much more intensive care. The diligent owners bring her to the speciality care center we recommend and she goes home in less than 48 hours. That was many months ago. Today she is an adorable but a bit shy young adult!

It's cases like that why I almost always have hope. There are two things that helped these cases (yes, besides attentive owners and great veterinary care by docs/techs alike!):
-youth - always a bonus
-being a cat - where do you think the saying about 9 lives comes from? 

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