At just 6 weeks of age, little Pippi has endured a great deal of pain and suffering . Pippi was run over by a car resulting in a broken femur and broken pelvis. Initially, we were told she had a bad scrape on her leg, which tore off most of the skin on the inside of one leg. However, when we got her we realized that Pippi had far worse injuries than just a scrape. She couldn't walk well, and we suspected a broken leg. However, after her trip to Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic, we learned that Pippi had a broken pelvis and her femur was broken just at the top, with the head of the femur still in the hip socket, and the broken off bone was positioned beside the hip socket.
After giving Pippi time to stabilize and get a little bigger, it is now time for surgery to repair the broken femur. This is tricky surgery on such a young and tiny kitten. Ordinarily she would be considered too young for anesthesia, but in this case, her doctors feel it is best to proceed with the repair to avoid possible nerve damage.
After her surgery, Pippi will need another 6 weeks of cage rest to heal. We are hoping her pelvis will heal properly with cage rest so she won't need a second surgery.
In spite of her very rough start to life, Pippi is a pure delight. She purrs nonstop when you pick her up and is such a happy little girl. As a typical 6 week old, she wants nothing more than to run around and play.
Pippi has a long way to go in her journey to health, but in a way her life has just begun. She is now safe with us and will get the care she needs. As with any surgery, this is a very costly procedure. If you can help defray any of her surgical, x-ray and other medical costs, we would greatly appreciate it. It's as easy as clicking here: http://www.atlantapetrescue.org/animal/pippi/.
We have a fund called Edward's Fund to help "special needs" kitties. Please type "Edward's Fund" in the special notes when you make your donation.