A tiny kitten was struggling to survive after being born with a chest deformity; however, her illness did not stop her from wanting to live like any other cat.
Meet the sweet miracle kitty named Allie!
Allie’s mother was rescued by Samantha Fox, the founder of Fox Foster Kittens in Sarasota, Florida, when she was still pregnant with her. After a few days, the mother cat gave birth to seven beautiful kittens including Allie.
Weeks later, volunteers at the rescue center noticed that Allie remained smaller compared to her other siblings. Foster decided to bring the tiny kitten to the vet and that’s how they discovered that she is suffering from a condition called pectus excavatum, in which the breastbone sinks into the chest.
“The vet said it was one of the worst cases she had seen. Normally this surgery is not performed until the kitten is at least 2 lbs or possibly bigger. Allie had to have her first operation under a pound because her organs were literally being crushed by her ribcage,” Samantha said during an interview with Love Meow.
“Many times kittens will outgrow this defect by the time they are a few months old, and if not will have surgery to correct it. Due to the severity of Allie’s defect, we weren’t able to wait until she was over 2 lbs.”
After a small scare during her first surgery, he made it through the process.
Two days later, Allie woke up demanding for love and affection from her foster mom.
“She’s a chatty girl, very spoiled. She loves to be carried around and get kisses. She cries until I pick her up,” Samantha told Love Meow.
Allie was so sweet to everyone at the shelter. She wanted everyone to cuddle with her all the time, “so we were all rotating cuddling her when she was awake,” Samantha added.
Everyone thought Allie was going to survive without anymore complication until a week later, they found her struggling to breathe.
“The vet then realized she had popped one of her stitches. With the pectus excavatum surgery, multiple sutures are attached to a splint outside the body to pull the sternum into place.”
The doctors did not have a choice but to perform another surgery to repair it.
“She did great until it came time to wake up. It had appeared that she had suffered from lack of oxygen at some point, despite how much high flow O2 they were giving and that she was brain dead and wouldn’t wake up,” Samantha told Love Meow.
Volunteers were already preparing themselves for the worse. However, Allie wasn’t prepared to give up already.
“I was in utter disbelief as was everyone else. No one expected her to wake up ever again. She was up and sassy and breathing on her own,” Samantha told Love Meow.
The sweet cat is now stronger than ever!
She found a loving home!
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