Persius and his sister Calypso were adopted as kittens from us in November 2019. They were adopted into a happy home with the Henkel-Pistorius’. Suddenly during lock down they realised that something was very wrong, Persius wasn’t eating and he was losing weight rapidly. So they immediately took him to a vet, but they couldn’t find the problem. They tried another vet, and they also could not find the problem. Due to Covid, and finances being low, and them being desperate to save their new rescue family member, they approached Woodrock and asked for assistance. This is when we stepped in.
We would not stop until we had an answer. We sent Persius to our vet, who said there’s no way of knowing what is wrong without surgery. They had to open him up. We got consent from the family and Persius went under the knife straight away. This kitty cat was literally on deaths door, after not eating for days on end, not making a poop nor a wee, and he was vomiting up all the food we tried to feed him with a syringe. He was only surviving by the sub cut fluids we were administering into his neck.
The vets cut this poor heavily dehydrated kitty cat open, to everyone’s surprise they found this piece of rubber lodged in his intestine which was obviously causing a blockage. This rubber was not detected on the scans or the exrays. We eventually found what was making Persuis so uncomfortable, this is why he could not eat or drink and why he kept vomiting and not pooping.
He is really now a walking, talking, breathing, miracle. Persius probably would have died within a day or two if they did not find this foreign body inside of him. His family are delighted to have him home and healthy, and so are we. ACTA NON VERBA (action, not words)