At just six weeks old this tiny kitten had a major setback in her short life when a cat carrier was accidentally dropped on her head. No one thought she would make it!
But S’mores was a battler and never gave up, her will to live never wavered, along with brain damage, she was almost completely immobile. She couldn’t walk, nor eat on her own.
Vets didn’t know if she would make it, or what state she would be in even if she did survive. But no one told S’mores their concerns for her well being or their concerns for her survival.
“She couldn’t walk or eat or drink, however with supportive care, she was able to survive and thrive. Her recovery was about three months as she just laid there non-responsive getting nutrients from a feeding tube. The doctors weren’t sure how long it would take, they said with traumatic brain injuries it’s a waiting game to see if she gets better and pulls through.”
S’mores remained at the sanctuary where she got all the care and attention needed to help her pull through this difficult time. It was slow progress but each day she grew a bit stronger. “She slowly over time started to show signs of life, first she started taking water by syringe, and showed a little interest in licking food off a plate.
Then very slowly she was able to walk again, always in circles to the left.” Soon she was eating and drinking and acting just like other cats, the only difference being that she remained the same size.
Here she is having a snuggle with the friends she made at the sanctuary, as you can see, she’s the smallest one there.
This miracle kitty may be small in size, but she makes up for that in happiness. She was soon able to use the litter tray and climb around on the furniture just like any other cat. “Our rescue founder adopted her, so she is spoiled and loved in her forever home.
She loves to hang out with her brother from another mother, Mozart.
S’mores is now two years old and she is still the size of an 8-week old kitten weighing in at only two pounds, but what she lacks in size, she makes up for it with love and purrs. “She’s full of life, loves everyone, chirps constantly and goes in circles to left quite often. She purrs nonstop.”
She is thriving in her forever home thanks to the care and attention she received from the people that never gave up on her.