Sweet little Noel was found motionless and freezing cold in a Good Samaritan's front yard. She scooped him up and took him to a local pet store, looking for help. The petstore contacted Tigerlily, and that afternoon, Noel made his way to Wilson Veterinary Hospital for emergency treatment. He was treated for shock and hypothermia, and by the next morning was stable, with good vitals, although still immobile and laying on his side. He did have 4 distinct puncture/bite wounds around his neck too. It was determined that he needed to see a neurologist to help diagnose his condition.
On Christmas Eve morning, Noel headed out to Animal Neurology, Rehab and ER Center. He was there from 12/24 through 12/29, and underwent several tests (bloodwork, xrays, CT Scan, spinal fluid tap, and MRI). Through all these tests and days, this little fellow was eating on his own, alert, bright, and did not appear to be in any pain. Each day, he seemed to make some small steps towards acting like a normal kitty.
Noel's diagnosis was infection/inflammation/meningitis caused by the bite wounds, as well as possible traumatic injury to his neck. He's been receiving treatment - 3 different antibiotics, a probiotic, steroids, and physical therapy. He can now sit, stand up, and continues to try to walk too! He is a bit unstable and unbalanced, but can use his litter box, eat on his own, and loves to play!
Noel has a bit of a road still ahead of him, but this little guy is a fighter for sure!
If you would like to donate to help with Noel's expenses: via PayPal - please click the Donate Tigerlily! Via mail: Tigerlily Cat Rescue PO Box 815 Sterling Heights MI 48311. Via his GoFundMe page: http://www.gofundme.com/5wadk4