Stephanie Medrano is a parent fosterer for Stray Cat Alliance. She was given information about an unusual kitten who was a little unusual. The kitten was born a few hours ago and was very weak. It was unfortunate that the newborn kitten, was born with a cleft palate and twisted hind legs. The kitten was brought to the vet by his previous owners. They were extremely concerned about his health and what to know what could be done. The vet had to let them know that this poor kitten had very less chances of survival according to his condition.
The previous owner did not know how to look after the kitten well, and so Stephanie came forward to help this precious one.
Upon taking the kitten, Stephanie noticed another thing about the little guy’s appearance: the kitten had a face reminiscent of an old person. Therefore, she made a quick decision to call him ‘Grandpa’
“Grandpa was born on 3/20/21. When the owners discovered that his legs were twisted, they decided to take him to a vet who then discovered he had a cleft palate,” Stephanie told Bored Panda
“The vets suggested euthanasia because of his slim chance of survival”
“Secondly, with his twisted legs, Grandpa is less likely to maneuver around on his own to find his mom’s nipple”
“He needs to be tube-fed, which means a feeding tube, because he will aspirate if fed with a bottle and his twisted legs need to be massaged every couple of hours”
“The twisted leg syndrome is from his tendons being short, which pulls his legs backward. Stretching his legs will help elongate the tendon and as he grows, hopefully, his legs will start to adjust on their own.”
“He will require a cleft palate surgery or multiple, depending on his future needs, and leg splints if his legs need more help later on”
Recently, two days ago, actually, he finally opened his eyes for the first time ever! And funnily enough, the kitten lives up to his name as he just looks ‘so over it’