A kitten who set his mind on walking again, is now on the go all the time.
Jessica Ruf, the founder of the Kitten Carer Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇ, was contacted about a kitten with ᴘᴀʀᴀʟʏᴢᴇᴅ hind legs, in need of Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇ. She sprang into action and took him in to safety.
The kitten was in tough form upon arrival—he was just skin and bones, lethargic, hungry and covered in fleas. “It was evident he had no movement in the lower half of his body, as he would drag his torso and legs across the ground to move only using his front paws,” Jessica shared with Love Meow.
Even with all that he’d been by means of, the kitten was motivated to eat and had a robust meow from the beginning.
The kitten named Mohan was estimated to be three weeks old. Courtney, a foster volunteer of the Rᴇsᴄᴜᴇ, welcomed him into her loving home.
After a go to the vet, it was determined that the kitten had no feeling from his waist down to the tip of his tail.
“Mohan has some compression between L1 and L2 in his spinal cord. This is likely from a serious ꜰᴀʟʟ,” Courtney added. “We hope that acupuncture will help with Mohan’s recovery, as it increases the ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ circulation and resolves sᴡᴇʟʟɪɴɢ.”
Mohan was handed for a possible an ɪɴꜰᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, while he continued physical therapy (including hydrotherapy) at home. “We really have high hopes for this little guy, he is such a fighter and wants to be on the go all the time.”
The kitten is eager to stand and walk like other kitties, and refuses to let anything stop him from having enjoyable.
“He will always find a way to get where he needs to go. Every day it seems he is gaining more feeling in his lower half, with daily at-home therapy. The movement in his legs now is just incredible.”
In a couple of weeks, Mohan has progressed from dragging his hind limbs to balancing on all fours like a champ. His energy has soared, mobility improved, and his personality emerged.
“Little Mohan has so much will and determination to use his legs and walk,” Courtney shared with Love Meow.
“Already I have seen him trying to push himself forward and he’s even balancing on all four legs for a few seconds at a time. I feel like every minute I am seeing improvement.”
“He was such a brave boy. When I picked him up in the evening, he was fast asleep in the car within minutes.”
The strong-willed kitty never ceases to amaze his people as he continues living everyday to the fullest and is nicely on his way to walking on his feet.