Not every one of us is lucky to have a life free of problems and diseases. Even in the animal world, there are many animals who are born with diseases and who suffer a lot. This little kitten Matilda Beans was born with an upper respiratory infection and when her other siblings were growing well her condition had worsened day by day.
But due to her luck, she had found a kind lady Ashley Kelley who had decided to help her back to health. It had taken a lot of effort but now she’s all happy and healthy. Along with all these Matilda had also found a new friend for her company, Lamby Beans, a stuffed toy. Ashley had said that it’s a love story between Matilda Beans and her baby Lamby Beans.
#1 Here’s Matilda and her lovely toy Lamby Beans.
#2 Lamby had been there for Matilda throughout her recovery time.
#3 Matilda’s life was not an easy one she was born with many sicknesses.
Ashley had said to the Bored Panda that when she met the kitten she was just 9 days old. And that Matilda was a part of kittens who had come to their rescue and that she had URI. As the kitten was small it was hard for it. She had said that all the other kitten recovered when this little fellow worsened day by day.
#5 The other kittens had grown fine, but she was getting more sicker.
#7 Ashley had taken Matilda with her and helped her to recover.
She had said that it was decided to take Matilda to her home as she had ICU equipment with her and it was easy for her to monitor Matilda. So she had taken Matilda home and had helped months for her to recover.
#9 As she had not got any better the vets had suggested euthanizing her.
She had said that after Matilda was brought there she had got sicker. Along with URI, she had been diagnosed with severe corneal ulcers and also a severe case of pneumonia. And as Matilda was very sick the vets had suggested euthanizing her. But Ashley had said that she wasn’t ready to give up and let Matilda go. She had said that as the kitten was also willed to live she had recovered after continuous treatment for a full month. They had been told that Matilda might not see again but her ulcers cleared completely and now she’s fine.
#11 Ashley had taken care of Matilda as both of them were not ready to give up.
#13 After a good treatment now Matilda is healthy and fine.
She had said that Matilda is now 11 weeks and that still there are some residual lung scarring and chronic congestions problems and they are working on it. If not she’s very healthy and playful. She had said that Matilda loves playing and also licking her nose aggressively in a loving way.
She had said that now Matilda is doing all fine. And that though she has some persistent sneezes and watering eyes they are not contagious to other cats there. And that they hope she will gorm well. She had also said that Matilda is still in the look of a forever home and that the adopters must be within 4 hours of the LA area, and have a young cat for her company. Also, she had said that the adopters must promise to ner declaw her and keep her inside.
Ashley had explained the reason why she had not given up on Matilda. She had said that she had fostered many sick kittens and not everyone could make it. And that she doesn’t give up on fosters unless it’s very hard for them to live, and had said that they say it to her in their ways. She had said that there are different symptoms but she can see it when they lose the light in their eyes. Ashley had said that the light in Matilda’s eyes never even dimmed.
She had said that she takes care of one litter at a time and when they are adopted she takes another one. Also that she’s specialized in sick or special need kittens. And had said that Matilda was special as she needed full-time care for a whole month.
#17 Matilda’s ulcers were cleared and she could see well though it was said she won’t be able to.
#20 She has had a good companion Lamby Beans and would never leave it alone.
She had said that Lamby Beans was in her stash of washable kitten toys. When Matilda was 3 weeks she had given Lamby to Matilda so that someone was there for her company when she was in the incubator. After they were inseparable until Matilda had met the other kittens. And had said that now she spends less time with Lamby but sleeps with it.
#22 Matilda now is fine and plays with the other kittens.
She had given some advice for those who want to foster. She had said that they should have good mental health as the animals need lots of care and emotions. And had said that many with special needs don’t make it but they can make it with a lot of help from the fosters. Also had said that it takes a lot of their time and energy to help them out. And fostering is fun and it’s lovely to help animals out.
#24 Matilda is a good example of why we shouldn’t give up.
She had said that Matilda is very lovely and is very energetic. And she always plays with other kittens and runs around. She had said that Matilda loves the other cats and even her children and the dogs in the house.
Ashley had said that she had started to foster along with her mom in 2006 and they had started with puppies and then they had fostered big dogs too. Then had fostered cats and after that, she had loved doing it. And after she was married and had children she had taken a bit off from kittens and had adopted 2 big cats. After her children started school she had again started to foster kitten again. Had said that it was recently she had started to foster and help kittens with special needs.
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