Hepatic Lipidosis Does Not Mean Death for Cats: Monday Meowsie News
HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
What a whirlwind weekend we had here. So much to do…most of which I cannot yet share with you all. But soon my pals, very very soon.
But I have something much more important to share with you than anything about me and my doings.
Do you recall the lovely cat named Lightning whom I shared with you some weeks ago? You can click here to read that story…it is one of rescue, adoption, abandonment in the new home, back to rescue…from starvation and the syndrome it can bring to cats…hepatic lipidosis.
Lightning was so very fortunate she was pulled from the local county kill shelter by Bright Haven…an animal rescue and sanctuary…and so much more. Please be sure to learn more about their incredible work to help animals in need and to educate humans about what it means to become a guardian, for life, for a companion animal. Visit their website here. Their subtitle is “healing arts center for animals”…trust me you will enjoy learning more about them.
Back to Lightning and her battle with hepatic lipidosis…before I give you the update…it is important to remember the condition this sweet girl was in when her foster pulled her from the shelter…(hover over photo to view complete caption)
The most often approved treatment method for a cat in this stage of hepatic lipidosis is to insert an esophageal feeding tube in the side of the cat’s neck. You can see the tube used to feed Lightning.
Lightning was fortunate that her vet knew just what to do…and her foster knew just how to follow the vet’s directions…
This is Lightning now…(remember to hover…)