He then received calcium via an IV drip and spent the next four nights at the vets until his condition was stable. Hypoparathyroidism wasn’t originally tested for as it is so rare in cats. However, this blood test, along with another recent blood test does confirm the condition in Munchie. A life long condition for which he will need to receive calcium and vitamin D.
Emily tries to be positive about his condition even though it will certainly affect his later life. They give him extra supplements for vitamin D and calcium, which have to be fed to him in small portions of food multiple times a day in order for him to lead a normal feline life. “He’s like a relatively normal kitten. He does have days where he’s quieter and not as playful, but due to having hypoparathyroidism, symptoms of this are lethargy and tingling sensations, among others. At home, he’s quite happy to potter about and do his own thing. If he wants attention he will come and seek me out for it—he loves cuddles, sleeping on me, and face-rubbing mine constantly. He’s a sweetheart.”
Emily says that Munchie “has quite a cheeky personality” and her reaction when she first saw him was “giving him a big cuddle.” She says that she “fell head over heels in love with him.” When she brought him home, he had to meet his new family members, who all seemed to react differently to Munchie, but after some time, everyone started to get along. “So, Munchie gets on with the other animals amazingly. He hit it off with Bella from the start (she’s my dog.) Junior wasn’t a fan of Munchie to begin with—it took a few weeks for him to stop grumbling at Munchie. Aslan and Munchie hit it off straight away.”
Now thanks to Emily, Munchy has his forever home and the love and life he deserved all along.
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