Saving Alex, found on the highway with a hole in the head
We have named him Alex… because we believe every animal must have a name.
Alex’s treatment is beyond what any small rescue can do, his life lies now in the hands of our incredible community.
Please, if you can, HELP US cover the treatment of this poor kitty that has found himself at the end of the line. To each of us it only means a gesture, to Alex, it means everything… life… everything..
Update January 15
Alex is very strong, and he is recovering. A large infected mass had to be taken off as it was threatening his survival. We have taken a biopsy of the tissues and sent it for analysis. Depending on the results we will follow a course of action first and foremost with the goal of saving Alex’s whilst securing good quality of life.
Right now he is stabilized and doing well, eating and enjoying being petted. He’s in the best possible hands…
If all goes well Alex will have to go through several procedures to reconstruct his face whilst ensuring no loss of functionality. Without a doubt his is one of the most delicate cases we have ever undertaken from a medical point of view. Please, if you can, help Alex by contributing towards his treatment and surgeries expenses… I thank you in advance for your help..
Update January 17
Alex’s surgery has taken place this morning… it has been a success but the next 24 hours will be critical. Here are some of the pictures taken during the operation this morning. They are difficult to watch, they are hard and real as the real world….
After careful examination and a biopsy the final conclusion was that Alex wasn’t attacked by a dog, his lesions were due to a certain type of cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma with several degrees of penetration that made impossible any approach other than surgery.
Why go to such length to save the life of a kitty? Because it’s important… because this life is the only one Alex has…
Update: January 18, 10.00 hrs
Alex is in critical state. After yesterday’s operation, due to his weakened state he received a blood transfusion that made him improve notably from a clinical point of view. But overnight, around 2 in the morning, he has started to weaken again. He is probably experiencing hemolisis, that is, his body is distroying red blood cells. Hematocrit levels before the transfusion were 14%, after the transfusion they went up to 19% which is very good, but they’ve gone down to 13% which is a really bad sigh. He’s also experiencing an imbalance in the electrolitical mixed acid base that we are trying to correct with fluids.
His breathing is very soft and superficial.
If you pray… pray, but pray to the God of life… if you are one of those hypocrites that would like us to kill our rescues on first sight just do us all a favour and don’t open your mouth today, or any day hereafter.
Dear friends, I have just spoken to our clinic in Madrid. Alex left us barely a few minutes ago. The doctors were visibly moved, they told me when Alex arrived there he was in a terrible condition, agitated, afraid, over the days he learned that was a place to heal, he was loved and loved them back. RIP Alex, brave kitty…