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Midnight and Mika - Need Multiple Medical Issues Addressed



Like so many kittens across the state, these two kittens were found behind a church by a lovely gentleman who took them in and gave them a wonderful home. Recently, he passed away so two months ago, Midnight and Mika were brought to AHS in Forked River. They were devastated to lose their dad but found comfort with eachother. Sadly, they both have medical issues that need to be addressed before they can be adopted into a wonderful home.

The boys are just 4 1/2 years old and have been together since kittenhood. That comfort helped get them through a month long battle with illness that the boys had when they arrived. Midnight was so down for a while there that he refused to even eat during his illness but our cat caretaker, Jay, did not give up on him and got nourishment in him daily to help Midnight become stronger and healthier. Eventually both boys overcame their illness but sadly, Mika did not come out of it unscathed.

Mika the Siamese had such a terrible infection that it traveled to his eyes. His left eye was thought to be ruptured and wasn't responding to medical treatment the way we had hoped. Sadly, it was decided that the eye would have to be removed. However, there is an update to this story. A couple of days ago our veterinarian decided to try to save Mika's eye. She got a better look at the eye under anesthesia and found that it is not fully ruptured so she will be trying new medication to see if that will help. We are all very hopeful that the new medication will work and that this sweetheart will soon be feeling much better.

During the last two months, our staff noticed that Midnight was favoring one back leg over the other more and more. X-rays were taken and we were shocked by what they revealed. Midnight has a severely damaged left hip that he was either born with, or he injured at a very young age. Either way, the hip is not normal and will cause him a great deal of discomfort in the future if not addressed now. You wouldn't know it by looking at him as Midnight is just so happy to be over his illness and feeling good now, that he never stops moving. Midnight will undergo orthopedic surgery shortly to remove the femoral head from his hip, then will begin the long healing process where cartilage will build up to replace the joint that was removed.

As you can imagine, these procedures to help Midnight and Mika do not come without a cost so we are once again asking for your support. If you are able to donate toward the care of Midnight and Mika, please contribute to our Res-Q Fund. Please send your good thoughts to Midnight and Mika as well, as they both will need them during their surgeries and recovery process. We hope to be updating again soon when both boys are healed, happy, and ready to go home. Thank you, as always, for your support.

For more information, call 609-693-1900 or e-mail us

4/13/2016

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