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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Came clost to losing one and it would have been MY fault!

Had a kitten electrocuted today!! OMG thought I was gonna faint! Poor baby – she is lucky to be alive! Worked a lamp plug loose and must have touched it. I was in the room and I heard a loud pop and the lights went out on that side of the room. She was laying unconscious. I picked her up and thought she was dead then she jumped in my arms! She seems ok, just shell shocked. No pun intended. Taking a nap now. I told our foster coordinator about it and we think her new name will be Sparky!! Vet staff said to just monitor her. Whew. We are truly blessed in this house to be watched over. This is 3 times in a week we have been spared calamity!

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 11:34 AM
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Oh wow, yikes! I'm glad she was okay! Kittens can be so mischievous! I probably wouldn't have flagged the outlet itself as a hazard if there were plugs in it either. I would know to watch out for cord chewing, but it wouldn't have occurred to me that a kitten would actually be able to remove a plug from the outlet.

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Oh My! I would have about fainted myself. Thankfully she seems alright. Kittens seem to find anything to get into.
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Just reading that set my pulse racing so goodness knows how you felt. Hope she is all OK. Never thought to check the actual plug was in a socket fully.
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It must have been loose enough to wiggle it out enough to get a paw in there. I'm only guessing that that is what happened though. She is all vim and vigor this afternoon so no harm done but it knocked her out cold!

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WOW... Marcia, I was terrified just reading that... I couldn't imagine witnessing that!!! SO happy to hear she is doing well now!
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I'm nixing the idea of a paw getting in there and leaning more towards biting the cord. Her little mouth is very swollen on one side (you can see her left cheek is swollen) and she seemed to be in a lot of pain last night. I had a vial of pain meds left over so I gave it to her and she was much better within minutes. This morning there is still a lot of swelling but she seems much better.

Here is the funny part - she was one of two kittens that were feral and VERY scared. I had been working with them here for a week and they were starting to come around. I had let them out of their cage to clean it and that is when the accident happened. Ever since then (her waking up to me talking to her) she has been all lovey dovey with me! Cries to be held and purrs up a storm today. I guess the electrocution really showed her how nice a momma can be!

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Oh my gosh! Poor baby! I wouldn't have known what to do.

How is she doing today?

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I know this is terrible to say... but her mouth swollen actually looks kind of cute lol! Reminds me of the pictures of dogs who eat bees and get stung. Very sad to hear she's in pain though

That is so funny that she's lovey dovey now! The electrocution knocked some sense into her... hehe she realized how great it is to have a nice human mommy to comfort her!
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Was the inside of her mouth checked for any burns or cracked/chipped teeth?
She looks like a little Sweetie!
Hope she's all better soon!!

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