Dear kitty friends, please keep up your purring and praying for Sugar. She has not been able to wake up from her anesthesia. My mom and I went to visit her today to see if she could rally her strength but it was not enough. Her doctor performed a blood test while we were there and we discovered that Sugar has severe kidney disease. Because of this she is unable to metabolize the medication in her body thus keeping her asleep. They put her on an IV and are attempting to flush the medicine from her body. Please pray that this works for her. She will have to stay in the hospital until at least Thursday evening but if all goes well she should be alert and able to come home then. Once she comes home we will have to begin giving her sub-q liquids to manage her kidney disease. She had this disease going in to the incident but we just didn’t know till today. In a strange way this attack may have saved her life because left undetected she would have gotten VERY ill before we discovered her disease. She is quite young to have this problem but we are hopeful that her youth may give her an advantage. We know that lots of kitties out there deal with this everyday so we take courage in knowing that it is combatable.
Above was a picture of Sugar in her recovery cage at the hospital.
Below is Sugar on the exam table with Dr. Earick her fabulous vet. You can see her drainage tube in the front, this is to help the large puncture wound to heal with less infection. Notice all the bruising and scabbing over her lungs. She is very lucky that they did not puncture her lungs.
Here you can see the second drainage tube in her back. This puncture went all the way down the length of her shoulders and separated the skin from her body. This is the worst of all the wounds but seems to be doing well.
Thank you all for your support and caring. Sugar is our baby and we need her to come home soon.