الجمعة 23 فبراير 2024

The kitten overcomes a deadly disease and is named after a female warrior – Hildy

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The kitten overcomes a deadly disease and is named after a female warrior – Hildy

Australian kitten rescuer، student، and mom Jessica Ruf shared the story of Hildy، who arrived with a collapsed lung and swimmer syndrome. Thus، she was dealt a very challenging hand when she came into the world. However، she received a special name، Hildy.

Jessica fosters cats and kittens with The Kitten Carer Rescue in Melbourne، Australia.

“Welcome little Hildy! Norwegian for ‘battle women’! A strong name for a strong girl.”

When Hildy arrived in late February، the rescuers suspected the 3-week-old grey and white kitten had flat-chested kitten syndrome (FCKS)، caused by a collapsed lung. When this happens، a kitten can have a flattened chest، difficulty breathing، and problems like swimmer syndrome.



Kittens that swim? What is that? Put simply، it means kittens crawl flat with their legs out to the sides. As they crawl، they appear to be swimming on the carpet. In Hildy’s case، her hind legs were affected.

“When she first came into care، she looked like a starfish،” Ruf stated.

To help the kitten’s lungs، she would wear a special chest plate. Also، they would try to remedy the kitten’s splayed legs by taping them. At the same time، they would work with a Miracle Nipple، which helped her learn to suckle on her own for the first time.

Nursing with Miracle Nipple
Vet Confirms Health Issues

Next، she would go to see the veterinarian for X-rays. Afterward، they confirmed the rescuer’s suspicions.

“Our sweet girl will need splinting done every 3 days (as she grows)، putting pressure on the ribcage، to create the effect of positive air pressure، gradually re-inflating the lungs by pulling them open rather than pushing them open،” wrote Jessica. “This sweet baby also had splinting on her front and hind legs