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.
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 sickly.”
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 likely 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 likely to blame for her neurological problems, but they weren’t sure what type of long-term consequences would follow once she recovered.