FABULOUS – A1115685
Safe - 6-19-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 6/19/17 Meet Fabulous: Fabulous is truly fabulous!! This little cutie is eating on her own and is very friendly, but she is unable to use her hind limbs, and cannot express herself. Our DVM believes her injuries are from trauma and there is a chance she could regain some function in her hind end but she will likely require aggressive indefinite supportive care including bladder expression several times daily. She may benefit from a wheelchair when older if her mobility has not improved. She does need to find placement by 6pm today, so please help this kitten in need today! @MACC
*MUST BE PULLED BY A NEW HOPE RESCUE*
FEMALE, WHITE / BLACK, DOMESTIC SH MIX,5 weeks
STRAY – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 06/17/2017, From NY 10027, DueOut Date 06/17/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 4 weeks old Microchip noted on Intake? History : stray kitten found by good sam in the road unable to walk in hind legs about 1 week ago Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – yes Objective T = P = R = BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: pink mm’s, deciduous dentition, no oral ulceration, oral caity WNL PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated, moderately distended, soft and non-painful U/G: female intact MSI: skin free of parasites, severe atrophy of muscles in hind limbs, urine scalding on hind limbs/ventral abdomen/perineal area CNS: mentation appropriate, hind limb paresis, appears comfortable and non-painful, dragging hind limbs, withdrawl reflex intact, some motor control to hind limbs present but voluntary motor is impaired Rectal: not performed Assessment ~4 week old female kitten hind limb paresis – likely T3L3 lesion urinary incontenence – likely upper motor neuron overflow bladder requiring expression urine scalding Plan Recommend New Hope placement ASAP Supportive care – express bladder, clean urine from skin Gave FVRCP vaccine during exam Deworming Recommend radiographs of spine/pelvis/hind limbs tomorrow to see if evidence of trama Prognosis: Poor for return to function in hind legs. May be able to manage long term with intensive supportive care – possibly a kitty wheelchair when large enough, will likely require frequent bladder expression and cleaning to prevent urine scalding. SURGERY: Permanent waiver due to hind limb paresis
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