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ICU care and surgery for eye removal

  • Breed: Domestic Short Hair
  • Name: Kermit
  • Color: Black
  • Size: Extra Small
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: Baby

$185.00 raised of $1,500.00

A volunteer stopped at a woman's house that had more than 30 kittens in the yard, where the majority were ill with flea infestations and upper respiratory infections.


 If left untreated, these infections can lead to painful and disturbing injuries, just as poor Kermit experienced. Our volunteer scooped the 3 most urgent cases and feared they would not make it on the ride to the vet. Two of the kittens taken from the home passed away at the vet. Kermit is the sole survivor.

Kermit is not quite safe yet, but he is eating, using the bathroom, and has even started purring when we pet him. The vets are not able to remove his infected eye as he is far too weak to undergo anesthesia. Kermit is receiving around the clock care and intense antibiotics. For now, we need help with his medical care. He is in ICU receiving hourly care and must remain at the vet until his condition improves. We cannot imagine daily life with an eye like this but Kermit continues to push through. 

Please consider donating to Kermit's mounting bill, as he will also need surgery for his eye and neuter, in addition to routine vet care once his strength improves. You can also help Kermit on his way to recovery by purchasing items from his wishlist.


Updates

  • 7/13/2018

    Kermit is an AWESOME kitten!!  He sleeps by his foster mom all night, plays hard, and loves to purr and snuggle.  

    A couple days ago Kermit's cheek started to swell and he started draining from his nose and cheek area.  The vet that removed his eye took him under her care.  The vet opened his wound to clean out the infection.  Kermit has been started on a stronger antibiotic and we are hoping this will nip the infection.

    Through all of this, Kermit has not stopped purring.  This unexpected twist of events has caused more vet bills and we would greatly appreciate your help with his funds!!

    July 13, 2018


  • Kermit's eye removal surgery had to be escalated.  Last week, Kermit stopped eating.  The vet assumed his eye was bothering him and the pain caused his appetite to be suppressed.  After a day on meds, Kermit resumed eating.  Kermit was examined by the vet today and was cleared for surgery.  He has woken up and started eating and has the cutest "perma-wink" ever.  His foster mom is excited to get him home.  Kermit is such a love bug and is going to make a family very happy one day in the future!

    June 27, 2018


  • We are excited to hear that Kermit has tested NEGATIVE for FIV and feline leukemia.  Given the shape of the colony Kermit came from we were nervous that leukemia may be an issue for our sweet man.  We are rejoicing that this little man has one less hurdle to jump in his health.

    Stay tuned.....Kermit will be going to his foster home to continue to gain strength in order to have surgery on his eye.

    June 15, 2018