I am a veterinary technician. I was on my way to work one morning two weeks ago, and right before pulling into work, I saw what looked like a sock or shirt laying in the road. I didn’t think much of it. About 15 minutes later, a woman came in holding a box and saying she found a kitten on the road. She thought it was still alive.
My heart sank knowing I drove right past this sweet girl without thinking twice. I took her in to the exam room, and the doctor decided she may have a broken jaw and some head trauma. We administered a steroid injection, subcutaneous fluids, pain medication, and started her on antibiotics.
The first two days were not great for her. She was in some pain and could not hold her head upright. On day three, she was starting to improve, she was less stuffy, her head was upright, and she was eating well from a syringe. I decided to take her home and continue her care, and bring her to work with me every day.
Since then, this little girl has blossomed into quite the firecracker! She is still syringe feeding, as she is only about 4-weeks-old, maybe 5, and she loves to chase my feet when I walk! If it weren’t for the woman finding her, this little girl wouldn’t have stood a chance out there along the road. My husband decided to name her Nook, and she is settling in quite well at home with our three other cats.
Story submitted by Candace from Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
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