Gemma is a tiny kitten, just over half a kilogram. At six weeks of age, Gemma should still be with her Mum and siblings. Instead, Gemma somehow found herself alone and in danger. Cold, dirty and injured, Gemma was admitted into our hospital by our Night Nurse.
Gemma had substantial facial injuries; her left eye was swollen and there was a deep cut running from her mouth to her nose. Our Nurse immediately gave Gemma some analgesia to relief the kitten of any discomfort, then bathed the tiny kitten to remove all the fleas. Warm and dry, Gemma was placed in an intensive care pen. These pens can be warmed and are in full view so that the Nurses can keep a close eye on the patients.
Early the next morning, Gemma was examined by our Vet. Although Gemma was eating, she was a little dehydrated. Our Vet was also concerned about Gemma’s eye. It was quite swollen and difficult to examine properly. The Vet administered some fluids to Gemma then commenced antibiotics and a medicated eye cream.
Amazingly, through all her trials and tribulations, Gemma has remained remarkably cheerful and enthusiastic about life! Every time I passed her pen, I couldn’t help but open the gate and place my hand gently over her curled up body. I would immediately feel Gemma explode into a roar of purrs. She really is the loveliest, sweetest, bravest little creature and she has won my heart completely! And I’m not the only one… apparently our Vet has taken Gemma home to recover… and I don’t blame her…Gemma is a treasure and impossible to resist!