Hannah Shaw came to the city shelter to pick up two little orphaned kittens. But her attention there was attracted by another kitten named Chloe.
Chloe was paralyzed in her hind legs and waiting for nothing but euthanasia at the state shelter, so Hannah returned home that day with three kittens instead of two.
After a visit to the vet, it became clear that Chloe had a spinal injury.
– She can’t use her hind legs, she can only drag them. But she has some reflexes, she can feel them, says Hannah. She also can’t control her tail and her bladder. The vet said her condition was “extreme” and that she would probably never get better.
But despite the negative predictions, Hanna does not want to give up and decided to give the kitten the best possible help, including various alternative therapies.
– Chloe doesn’t notice that she has paralysis. She is always in a good mood and plays like a normal kitten. She loves to play with her plush alpaca and her “adoptive dad” Andrew (Hannah’s boyfriend and assistant). She was bathed and put on a healthy diet and physical therapy.
– The first experience of acupuncture and electrotherapy sessions exceeded all our expectations! Chloe fell asleep during the procedure, but then she began to move her hind legs, and tail and even tried to stand on all fours! It’s just incredible, this is our first small victory over her illness on a long road to recovery. Now we look to her future with much greater optimism.
Chloe also partially regained control of her bladder. All contrary to the predictions of doctors.
Now the kitten, when crawling, not only drags motionless paws but tries to move them. In the future, she has every chance for a full recovery.