Eliza is back from Eye Care for Animals in Tampa, and Dr. Mohoric has given us some hope! While he agrees "she is a mess," he believes she does have some vision in her right eye, but at this time he doesn't think she has vision in her left eye. He feels the cause is either feline herpes or congenital glaucoma. He advises against surgery until she is four months old, however she may not even need surgery. Time will tell. Eliza will return to Dr. Mohoric in two weeks. In the meantime, we will continue medicating, feeding, and giving her lots of love.
Right now, she is in her playpen actually playing with a ball that makes noise! This little kitten has stolen our hearts. She's a good-natured little angel. Thank you for your support and encouragement! You can click here to make a tax-deductible donation towards Eliza's ongoing veterinary care. Thank You!!!
UPDATE: Day 2
Day two - from 5 ounces to 6-1/2 ounces! Eyes just opened, ears halfway open. Never found the rest of the family. They look like little snow leopards. They are putting me through my paces, that's for sure. Anyone in the New Port Richey area who would like to come take a shift or two bottle feeding them, or taking care of the others while I feed them, please e-mail me at TheLittleCats@gmail.com. And if you're unable to help out in purr-son, you can help us care for these kittens by sponsoring them with a tax-deductible donation through PayPal. Click here to become a sponsor.
Don't worry, I'm spending plenty of time with the Pokemon crew and Zacheriah and his cohorts. Zeke and Riley are being taken to their new and forever home tomorrow by Dorian Saber Canalizo. I'm so grateful for you, Dory. And ALL of you sports fans out there who lend a hand, send a buck, send encouragement...I love you ALL!!!!!
UPDATE: 2-1/2 Weeks Old And Growing!
We are all tuckered out from our yummy bottle and our warm bath and blow dry. We are the little Snow Leopards, a boy and a girl, now weighing 8-1/2 ounces each. We are about two and a half weeks old. Don't worry, mamma RaeAnna, we will wake up in two-three hours, and you can feed us again!
As you can hear on this video, they certainly have strong lungs!
UPDATE: 6 weeks and growing!
|Little Zacheriah on Day 1, weighing only 8 ounces.|
|Little Zacheriah gaining strength at 1 pound 4 ounces!|
|Little Zacheriah is now up to 1 pound 10 ounces!|
Good news... Zacheriah definitely CAN see from his right eye! He chased the laser dot all around the room! And, he weighed in at 1.8 pounds last night! Way to go, Zacheriah!!!
|1.8 lbs. and growing!|
Zacheriah weighed in at 2.2 lbs. today! He is scheduled for enucleation of his left eye and neuter at The Humane Society of Tampa Bay on July 16th. He's turned into quite a feisty little guy!