kitten badly scalded-help anyone-Drs?
- I have a friend who does rescue and is an incredible cat owner. She is
devastated because she had boiling water in a tub and her 3 month old kitten pushed
the door open and jumped in. She needs all the info and personal experience
she can get for this kitten. The kitten was at the vets and on a drip within a
half hour. She has lost all her nails and her pads/legs and tummy are all badly
burned. She made it through the night, which they didn't think she would do.
She is still on a drip and will have to have daily GA so that they can debrade
the skin. They are also concerned about keltoids (sp?) on her pads and her
not having the natural balance and sensations through her pads. This kitten is
only 3 months old and weighs 3 pounds. They were holding off on spay due to her
weight and now she will have to have general anesthetic daily for a week. If
anyone can give any help, advice, etc., it would be greatly appreciated. She
lives in the UK and the local vets are mostly large animal. They are doing a
great job, but aren't terribly familiar with feline medicine. She also would
like to know if the nails will grow back after being burned out of the beds like
this. She is so guilt ridden and hopes this poor kitty will have a good
quality of life. Sorry for the length of this and thank you for listening.
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