Martha – Found on the Side of the Road, Unable to Move Her Leg

9/29/17 – Please say a prayer for Martha. She was lying on the side of the road, unable to use her leg. A caring passerby took her to emergency where they said her leg was “dead”. The rescuer contacted us and we authorized a visit to one of our favorite veterinary hospitals. On Wednesday I spoke with the doctor and she said that Martha, at about 12 weeks old, is only 1.7 lbs and had stopped eating two days ago. Unfortunately, the rescuer had treated Martha with Frontline which should have never been done to a kitten so underweight and that might be the cause of her current issues. I mention this only as a lesson to others because the rescuer didn’t know any better and thought she was doing the right thing. So we are worried about this very sweet kitten. The doctor taught the rescuer how to force feed her. Martha was dewormed and tested for FIV and feline leukemia. God willing she will be healthy enough in about 4 weeks to have a radiograph done of her leg so that the doctor might be able to determine why Martha can’t use her leg. In the mean time, I want to thank Martha’s rescuer who spent her own money to take her ,when found, to the emergency and bought very expensive flea treatment. Again, thanks to all who don’t turn their backs when they see an animal in distress. ~ dianamartha 9:29:17martha--9:29:17

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