Have you met Shell? Shell is very special little kitty who has stolen our hearts, and many of the hearts around the Blogosphere. When she got at her meowmy's house, she was so malnourished that her skin would literally fall off her body with the lightest scratch. Her mouth had huge rodent ulcers due to severe Stomatitis - to a point that she couldn't keep her tongue inside her mouth... She had a bad URI, Herpes virus... She was peeing blood which the V-E-T thought was due to parasites... Fleas, hookworms... But she can't be treated for that either because she was too weak then.
You can know about everything she is facing on the post about her first vet visit, by clicking here. (Tell meowmy to get a box of tissues... She will need it...)
Even faced with all these hurdles, her meowmy saw her will to live - Shell was telling her, showing her she wanted to stay... and since the day her meowmy chose to fight with her, she has let that will shine through everyday, every minute!
Shell's recovery has been remarkable, in a very short period of time. The little kitty that was hiding inside of her cage is no more - Shell is jumping everywhere, including on a 7feet high window sill! She is eating, started gaining weight, and her tongue no longer hangs out of her mouth. Her wounds on her skin are healing. The ulcers in her mouth, even though they haven't improved a lot, have decreased in size. She even started eating dry food!
She is cuddly, sweet, playful and described as having the energizer bunny inside of her - she never stops and demands love and attention (which she has pleeeenty!)
Yesterday she started her stomatitis treatment with the same clinic Bugsy goes to here in Dallas - I am sure if anybody can fix her mouth, they can!
So, today's post if for Shell. We are thankful her meowmy rescued her... Thankful she saw her will to fight a good fight to live, thankful for her to come into our lives making our days brighter and happier, and most of all, thankful that she is getting better everyday. Thankful that she will never again go without food, without love, or a warm bed to sleep on. Thankful that so many of us, from everywhere love this little girl, without even having set eyes on her, and are helping her to get the treatments she will need to win this battle.
When it comes to Shell, we are just thankful for so many things!
Shell, this Thankful Thursday is for you <3