In the relatively short time Toulouse has been alive he has had a very hard time of it. He was brought in to a high kill shelter after he had been hit by a car, and the shelter manager called Purr Partners to see if we could help. We got this sweet boy right to our vet and were told that he had a broken pelvis. The worst and most dangerous injury he had, though, was a huge hernia in his abdomen. Because of the impact of the car his bladder and his intestines were outside the abdominal wall and this had to be corrected immediately in order to save his life. We authorized that surgery, and luckily it was successful. Then Toulouse had to be on crate rest for six weeks while his pelvis healed. During this rest period we discovered that he had fluid in his chest cavity, though the vet did not know why. It was thought that the impact of the car had led to a lymphatic vessel leaking into his chest, but a trip to a specialty hospital proved this not to be the case. He has been under the care of a specialist for many months now, and although the amount of fluid is much less, the vets still don't know why it won't go away completely. He is currently on an every-other-day dose of Prednisone, and it is unclear if he will have to take it for the rest of his life or if the fluid will eventually resolve. Right now Toulouse acts like a regular cat, running and playing, sleeping on the bed, and asking for pats and rubs. He does need a home, though, that will monitor his condition with regular checkups which may be more often than yearly. He needs a family as well that will keep him on his meds if the vet recommends it. Toulouse gets along with other cats and kittens, and he does very well with the two gentle dogs he lives with. We don't know if Toulouse's lifespan will be normal, or if it may be shortened, but we do know this sweet, sweet boy needs a home and family to love him for whatever time he has. He is a wonderful kitty who will reward you with his love and devotion.
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