Tibbs, Zoe's kitty, is very sick. Apparently, she contracted Tetanus Bacillus http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/neurological/c_ct_tetanus which isn't so difficult to imagine considering where she came from. Tetanus, for short, attacks the muscles of the throat and jaw in more advanced cases, as is the case with Zoe's kitty. Our girls are understandably very moved by possibility of losing a truly wonderful kitty. We are taking Tibbs to our veterinarian daily for injections to help mitigate the tense muscles so that she may one day be able to open her mouth and eat again. For the last week and a half we have been helping her eat moist cat food with a spoon and have been giving her water with a syringe. Our veterinarian seems to think that if we stay on top of situation, and continue with medication, we have a good chance of getting Tibbs back to "almost" normal. We promised our girls we will do everything in our power to save Tibbs. Whether that is enough, remains to be seen. As most parents can attest, seeing your child cry helplessly for their sick pet, and best friend, is absolutely heartbreaking.
|Our veterinarian holding Tibbs after her shot|
|We hope the medicine works so Tibbs can open her mouth again. Right now Tibbs can only open her mouth about 1 centimeter or 1/3 of an inch.|