One late afternoon, a woman in her garden noticed a little, squeaky sound emanating from the bushes. After some time spent poking about in the bushes, the smallest kitten to ever emerge, very ill and in need of help, appeared.
Knowing she wouldn’t be able to help the very siсk kitten on her own, the woman contacted Sandra Lee, a known kitten fosterer in Los Angeles.
Even though Lee had just taken in another special care kitten, when she saw the tiny kitten’s picture, she immediately knew she couldn’t turn her away.
She was discovered when she was between 6 and 8 weeks old, but it was challenging to determine her exact age because of how undernourished and dehydrated she was, according to Lee.
She exhibited traits of a 6- to 8-week-old cat while weighing just under a pound, which is approximately usual for a 4-week-old kitten.
She was so dehydrated that every vertebra in her spine was apparent at first glance. She had fleas all over her, and we soon learned that she had medical problems.
As soon as Lee brought the kitten, later named Livvie, home with her, it became clear that her journey to recovery would not be an easy one. The poor thing could barely walk, and it almost looked as if she was suffering from some type of neurological disorder. She was also unable to poop on her own, despite trying her hardest dozens of times a day.
“To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure she would make it the first couple nights, and just wanted to give her a warm home and safe space,” Lee said. “For the first week, I honestly would be afraid to check up on her because she was so siсkly.”
As soon as she could, Lee rushed Livvie to the vet, where everyone was confused by Livvie’s condition. The greatest bathroom backup they had ever seen was being produced by her, most likеly as a result of her existence on the streets and lack of access to wholesome food and drink.
They concluded that the toxins from all the waste buildup were likеly to blame for her neurological problems, but they weren’t sure what type of long-term consequences would follow once she recovered.
Livvie spent the most of her first four weeks at her foster home at the veterinarian. Nobody knew if she would ever be able to recuperate since her problems were so serious. Her foster mother had to keep a close eye on her medicine, as well as what she ate and drank.
She sounded more likе a goat than a cat in her small meow since she was so dangеrously dehydrated. Livvie’s path to recovery seemed to have no end in sight, yet after four months, the small girl was eventually fully recovered.