CHOM – A1057384
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*SAFE* 11/11/15 – 4 month old Chom came to the Center as an owner surrender. Chom is a sweet kitten, who has subluxation of his spine and would need an ortho consult. The previous owner stated he is friendly and affectionate.
Chom needs placement by 6pm tonight!
Chom A1057384- 4 months old, Male, Domestic Short Hair, Gray Tabby, OS, 3.4 pounds
BAR, NO VDCS, A+
HL SEVERE BL MUSCLE ATROPHY, BL PARAPARESIS, DEEP PAIN +, HOWEVER CANNOT BEAR WEIGHT OR AMBULATE
ABD DISTENDED SNP, BLADDER SMALL
GENERALIZED URINE AND FECAL SCALDING PERINEUM, SEVERE SCROTAL IRRITATION
LAT/VD SPINAL RADS
DISC COMPRESSION AND SUBLUXATION L3-L4
STOMACHE DISTENDED WITH LARGE AMOUNT OF INGESTA, LARGE AMOUNT OF FECES IN COLON, BLADDER SMALL
DISC COMPRESSION AND SUBLUXATION L3-L4-PARAPARETIC
URINARY/FECAL INCONTINANCE AND SCALD OF PREPUCE AND PERINEAL REGION
CONTINUE BUP AS DIRECTED
BATHE PERINEUM AND APPLY SSD BID X 5 DAYS
RECOMMEND ORTHO CONSULT HOWEVER PROGNOSIS GUARDED AT THIS TIME
CONTINUE TO MONITOR
est age: 3-4 mos
S/O: Kitten is BARH; BCS 4/9; debris AU; heart/lungs auscult wnl; severe muscle atrophy of both pelvic limbs, kitten is able to move limbs, but is non-ambulatory; prepuce is erythematous and scabbed, there is urine staining of the fur of both hind limbs and caudal abdomen; abdomen is soft non-painful, bladder is soft and easily expressed
A: Paraparesis; urine scalding
P: Cleaned AU; gave 0.09cc Buprenorphine o.5mg/mL SQ; monitor for urination/defecation, may need bladder expressed; put on vet check for radiograph spine tomorrow; continue Bupi q12h
Poor if not able to control urination/defecation
Chom is a male gray tabby kitten that came in as an owner surrender. Owner stated that she rescued Chom and his sister 2 months ago and was able to give his sister away but decided to keep Chom. She came in to ACC a week ago requesting help when she noticed that Chom might be sick. She was able to get a PIC grant and was sent to Lefferts Animal Hospital. There, she received medication. She also stated that Chom has trouble passing urine on his own and needed to be stimulated to go. The hospital visit also revealed that Chom’s spine is broken. Owner came back today to surrender Chom because he has not made much improvement. She stated that she has cancer and is having an extremely hard time caring for both herself and Chom.
Owner stated that Chom is relaxed, affectionate and playful will children. He has not interacted with dogs or any other cats besides his sister. Due to his medical condition, he was not litter box trained. Owner kept Chom indoors only. She stated that he has a very high activity level and described him as playful, friendly and affectionate. Owner stated that she would often clean Chom with a wet wipe or wet sponge and he did not mind it. When she is home, Chom tends to follow her around and be in the same room as her. He was eating Nine Lives and Meow mix dry food.
Upon intake, Chom was not handled and was sent straight to medical.
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