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Frankie.. like Frankenstein, and something we’d never seen before

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FRANKIE.. LIKE FRANKENSTEIN

Do you ever dream?

What are your most precious dreams? A new car? A bigger house? Winning the lottery? Better health? Happiness?

What if your biggest dream was simply to be able to walk..?

We gave Frankie this name because when we first saw her — we confess — we thought of Frankenstein. Please watch this short video paying extra attention to the kitten’s hind legs to understand what we mean.

Yes, you eyes are not lying, there is something not quite right about the way Frankie has been ‘assembled’.

Because she is walking on her knees..

IS THERE HOPE?

We entrusted the little cat to the care of a vet team we’ve successfully been working with for years.

According to the specialists there is hope for Frankie, yes.

Frankie has a congenital neuro-muscular problem, causing hyperextension of the joints and pulling her legs around in such a crazy way that she is stepping on her knees. In doing that she is rubbing the skin raw, and — unlike paraplegic animals who don’t control or sense their hind body — Frankie is feeling every second of the pain caused by the abrasions.

A series of surgeries can restore the proper function of the legs, starting with an operation to release the muscles and install external positional fixation. Next after a period of observation would be arhtrodesis of the wrists, just like the procedure that saved Pearly’s leg, which will permanently secure the joints at the correct angle — and with a lot of professional skill, plenty of TLC and a small amount of luck — Frankie will walk.

Frankie has a future if we can secure the funds for the series of surgeries and rehabilitation her legs need.

Frankie - Let's Adopt! Global

Frankie - Let's Adopt! Global

Frankie - Let's Adopt! Global

Frankie - Let's Adopt! Global

THE DECISION

The decision, as always, is yours. And ours of course but we’ve already taken ours.

We ask you to please look into these eyes, full of everything cat and running and jumping and climbing and chasing and all the bright tomorrows, and tell us — could we have looked the other way?

Could you?

Frankie - Let's Adopt! Global

We don’t know if animals dream.

We are certain, however, that little kittens must be able to walk. And run, and jump, and chase.. Please help that simple dream come true for Frankie.

 

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UPDATE November 13, 2017

For the last few weeks we’ve been dealing with both emergencies and planned events, such as having to unexpectedly remove the implants from Jet’s legs, the three operations kitty Galya ended up needing out of the blue, and baby Lorraine’s two scheduled eye reconstruction surgeries.

All of the above conspired to hinder us — both financially and logistically — in providing the help we had promised Frankie.

In the meantime Frankie has been waiting patiently in her foster home, but the foster parents are now reporting some worrying observations. There seems to be a problem developing with kitty’s front right leg. This could be due to the fact that her front legs are supporting — and possibly being overloaded by — her weight, which her hind legs are not managing to carry. We don’t know.

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Tomorrow Frankie has an appointment with the surgical orthopedic vet team and we have promised her that this will be her week.

UPDATE November 16, 2017

Our baby has now had her appointment with the vet team and our worry was confirmed. Indeed the kitten’s front legs are being heavily overloaded because of the hind legs not working. Frankie is in pain when walking so in addition she has started to avoid it, which in turn leads to joint stiffness and to sum it all up she is one miserable little cat.

Frankie’s first operation is booked for next week. Stay with her through this ordeal, she will need you.

Witness our baby favoring her front right leg and literally crying from discomfort in the video below. She has now been prescribed pain control medication.

We have secured the minimum required funds to start the series of surgeries, but still need help if we are to cover the cost of the first one in full, and definitely in order to continue with the next. So if you meant to help but have not yet gotten around to it, please do so now because it matters.

Just one look at Frankie’s legs above will help you understand what your donation will mean for her.

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  1. Caroline Gustafsson says:

    She is adorable and the cutest little kitten! ❤❤❤❤