Friday, February 19, 2010

New Foster Kitten - Gia

hey all.. i have a new addition to my foster family.. a little siamese mix kitten i've decided to call Gia. She's about 2 months old. Seems like a sweetie. Beautiful with a cream colored coat, classic seal point markings and light blue eyes. She'll be highly adoptable.. if she survives.. :(


I found her yesterday when i was driving home from work. She was curled up in a little ball on the curb outside a roadside food stall frequented by indonesian construction workers. They had been trying to feed her fried fish but she was too sick to eat and they were happy when i picked her up and took her with me. her little body in my hands felt like a skeleton just covered in skin. her eyes were glued shut with discharge. her spindly legs and tail coated in diarrhea. she smelled really awful and was covered in fleas.

It was too late to go to the vet.. It's still chinese new year for another 10 days or so.. Some clinics won't open at all until next monday and others are only open half-day. So at 7pm yesterday, i had nowhere to bring her but home. I set her up in the downstairs bathroom because I don't actually have room for anymore fosters right now. Good thing I have a few extra litter boxes though!! The poor little thing constantly dripped watery feces.. I put hills prescription a/d in a dish for her and she licked at it but couldn't really eat. I managed to get about 10ml of water with glucose into her with a syringe and about 4 syringes full of a/d. she spat out the hi-vite drops.

I kept checking to see if she was breathing. Sometimes she seemed unconscious and was completely unresponsive. I figured she'd probably be dead when i woke up in the morning but she wasn't!! i felt such relief when i heard her meow through the bathroom door this morning!! anyway we were at the vet the second they opened this morning and she'll be staying there for a couple of days. Dr. J says Gia looks really really really bad but let's hope for the best ok? She's on an IV drip now and I hope that when i go see her after work, she'll be a little reenergized..

As an attempt at optimism, I'll include her name in the sidebar on the right under the "For Adoption Now" section.. I haven't taken any pictures of her yet. She looks like a corpse.


Kari in WeHo said...

I hope she gets better soon. You have such a huge heart

Josie said...

You are so damn amazing. I love you, girlfriend. I have to put together a nice big package and send it to you.
Much love,

havetailwillwag said...

hi there thanks for your kind words and support for gia!! i just called the vet and he said there aren't any changes in her condition. we can only hope that she'll pull through.. send her positive vibes please!! thanks!!

meowmeowmans said...

We think you are amazing! Purring, praying and sending positive thoughts to Gia (and you, too).

Dog Foster Mom said...

I hope that now that she's getting the care she needs hopefully she will start to improve soon. It's great that you rescued her.