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for taking this baby in and for caring about, and for, him!!MogliBanda wrote:Last week we picked up a kitten, scared to death, unable to move its back legs and tail. Later we learned that he had been hit across his back with a stick.
We've been taking care of him since then and he seems to be happy and without pain. We are Dog owners and don't know anything about kittens and want to make sure we give little Mogli all the care he needs! Because he didn't pee or poop during the first when we found him, we started stimulating, and it seems to be working quite well. But every time he pees or poops he complains a lot, and I was wondering if that is normal, or if it might hurt him? It probably doesn't hurt, but cats tend to do that. He doesn't seem to have any feeling in his backlegs or tail, but everytime I stimulate, he pulls in his tail, and his backlegs move, it looks very uncontrolled, but that must mean that there is some sort of feeling or nerve connection there?I agree. If his spinal cord were severed, he'd probably be limp below the injury.
I am not sure how old he is, i am guessing something between 6-8 weeks. When we first found him his eyes were mostly blue, but in the last week they have almost changed completely to green.
I would love to take him to a vet, but we live on a little Island in Uganda, hours away from the mainland, so i thought i would seek for advice here first.
He really does seem to be quite happy, plays, eats, loves exploring everything around him, dragging his two back legs with him. Watch for skin breakdown from dragging. It can be very hard to heal. You may need to confine him for a little while in a dog crate or the like.
I am not sure what exactly i need to know, i guess i am just happy about every little bit of advice. Also since his backlegs do seem to show some sort of nerve connection, is there hope for him to walk again? I would absolutely say yes! And is there anything we can do, to increase the chances of a good recovery of Mogli?If possible, I'd try to get him some prednisone. It might help his spinal cord recover faster.
Thank you so much in advance for your help, we really are pretty clueless at the moment when it comes to kittens!I think you're fine, kitten or not.
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