GOLDIE – A1094081
Safe - 10-22-2016 Manhattan
***SAFE 10/22/16***GOLDIE THE GINGERBREAD KITTEN DUMPED FOR NO TIME–NEEDS MED EVAL FOR DRAGGING REAR PAWS! Sad sigh! Goldie is a darling and affectionate four month old kitten who was an owner surrender due to “no time.” That’s sad and bad enough but this friendly little fella has abnormally curled hind limbs that may be the result of old fractures or he may have a spinal injury. In any case, this sweetheart needs competent vet care ASAP and a loving foster or furever home to recup in. We are not sure if Goldie’s condition is temporary or permanent. He has a good prognosis for a good quality of life but might need special care. In any case, he needs a special purrson to be his hero tonight. Don’t forget that when you foster, all reasonable medical expenses are covered. So please help make sure this little munchkin has the chance to live a happy new life–a chance to live period. Email our help desk for assistance–[email protected] Make the call for this little gingerbread man NOW!!!! Save a life. Make a difference.
My name is GOLDIE. My Animal ID # is A1094081. – P
I am a male org tabby and white domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/19/2016 from NY 11412, owner surrender reason stated was NO TIME. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-078619.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
10/20/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 4 C – SEVERE CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 3.5 LBS.
No Final Exam
10/19/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
No Web Memo
10/20/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Goldie was brought in without information on his behavioral tendencies in a home environment. He allowed all handling upon intake and during his initial medical exam, but he was very nervous during his exam. Reaction to assessor: Goldie was lying down, calm and relaxed upon approach. Reaction when softly spoken to: Goldie looks at the assessor with almond-shaped eyes and blinks softly. Reaction to cage door opening: Goldie becomes slightly alert, but remains motionless. Reaction to touch: Goldie was a bit hesitant, but sniffs the assessor’s hand and accepts petting. He warms up and leans in for cheek rubs, purring. He appears to appreciate attention. Reaction to pick up: Goldie allows pick up and remains calm when held. Behavior Determination: Average Goldie interacts with the Assessor, appreciates attention, is easy to handle and tolerates all petting. This cat is showing behavior appropriate for new or experienced cat parents.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 C – SEVERE CONDITIONS , behavior rating was NONE
BARH scan negative very nervous male intact young kitten ~4months good appetite dirty ears cleaned fleas dirt, applied activyl abnormal curled stiff hind limbs, dragging limbs no pain felt on palpation possible old fx or paralysis NOSF
10/20/2016 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 C – SEVERE CONDITIONS ,
10/20/16 09:59 BAR, nervous but sweet, allows handling, seems comfortable Clear OU, minimal debris AU, nndc PLN wnl H/L reg, no murmur, ssp, lungs clear/eupenic ABD snp MSK amb x 2, motor hindlimbs but trouble ambulating, drags them, not painful, possible old pelvic fracture/spinal issue Integ flea dirt noted BCS 4/9 UG m/i, big soft bladder expressed Neuro a/a, little motor of hindlimbs, he does try to move them A:Non-amb hind limbs, possible old pelvic or spinal injury Flea dirt P:Take x-rays pelvis/lower spine/hind limbs under sedation Felv/Fiv test If no pelvic fracture consider steroids Keep in medical for monitoring Monitor urinations/express bladder q6h Poor prognosis for hindlimbs but good prognosis quality of life Addendum: 10/20/16 11:28 Sedated with TTdex 0.02 mL IM X-rays of pelvis and both hind limbs wnl, no fractures noted A:Lame both hind limbs-r/o congenital abnormality vs. tetanus vs. steroid responsive P:Gave Dexamethasone 0.15 mL IM Gave Pen G 0.25 cc SQ Continue Pen G 0.25 cc for possible tetanus q12h x 2 days Continue dexamethasone 0.2 mg/kg (0.15 mL) SID x 2 days Re-evaluate tomorrow Prognosis will depend on response to treatment 10/19/16: BARH scan negative very nervous male intact young kitten ~4months good appetite dirty ears cleaned fleas dirt, applied activyl abnormal curled stiff hind limbs, dragging limbs no pain felt on palpation possible old fx or paralysis NOSF
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