Hi, I need help, kitten with punctured trachea
Hey guys, Im here because I have an emergency, I have 2 cats, one older male and fixed and a younger one that is not fixed, 2 days ago I started to listen to meows, I looked through my window and found a little kitten in the middle of the street, I called him and he came, then I feed the kitten and prepared a little bed for him and all, when I went to the bathroom he came with me, and the other cats came too, they are not agressive (I thought so at least), so I wasnt scared, the kitten was right next to me while in the bathroom. They started smelling the kitten who was not shy, well I didn't expect when the younger one who is not fixed attacked him, in a matter of seconds he had the little kitten's throat in his mouth, and he was biting really hard, when I was able to get the cat off of him the little kitten looked really messed up, first thing next morning I went to the vet as the kitten looked as he might die at any moment, he was not breathing right and you could hear him inhaling liquid, just by listening to him breathe desperately through his mouth.
The vet said he has a punctured trachea, and he was breathing so poorly he almost died in the table of the vet, good that he had an oxigen tank or the kitten would be gone now, there was the option of stiching his trachea or trying to give it time to recover, as the kitten is really small I chose the latter, he might not survive a surgery, he prescribed amoxicilin that is an antibiotic and a veterinarian syrup to fight the mucus that was clogging the kitten's respiratory tract and is very prevalent during serious trachea wounds like these, Im also using meds to help him recover the tissue in the area and bandage, but the kitten isn't looking very good at all, he fights for his live in every breath he takes, open his little jaws really wide, and isn't being able to eat at all, I gave him milk through a syringe but I don't know what else I could do, you guys have any idea? Its kind of an emergency. Sorry for the big wall of text but Im trying to give you guys enough info so you might help me, I should keep the wound covered with bandage or leave it open so I can use creams and such? What do I do, Im feeling very bad to see such a little kitten passing through such hard times, every waking moment of his is being of struggle, the vet didn't said how much time he would be recovered, he said he might even die, Im very bummed out about this, hope you guys give me some feedback.
Last edited by Heather102180; 02-11-2013 at 01:05 PM.
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