Chloe’s Remarkable Road to Recovery: Acupuncture and More
Introducing Chloe, an irresistibly adorable kitten diagnosed with rear leg paralysis due to suspected abuse. Her human caregivers, enamored by her sweetness and vulnerability, welcomed her into their home with open arms.
After undergoing acupuncture treatment, Chloe has shown amazing improvement, fueling hope for her continued recovery.
A Serendipitous Shelter Visit: How Chloe Found a New Home
Originally, the trip to the animal shelter was intended to rescue a 2-week-old orphaned kitten. But fate had other plans. Not only did the 2-week-old find a new home, but so did Chloe, a 6-week-old with paralyzed hind legs. “From the moment she arrived, I knew no harm would ever befall her again,” shared Kitten Lady on Instagram.
Chloe loves simple pleasures like playing with toys, enjoying gentle words of affection, and receiving tender chin rubs. She also benefits from support as she ambulates with her front legs, exploring her new surroundings.
A Daunting Medical Prognosis: Chloe’s Health Challenges
Upon veterinary examination, it was revealed that Chloe likely had a broken back, most probably caused by being stepped on. The prognosis was far from promising, with a plethora of health complications on the horizon. One major concern was her bladder, which needed to be manually expressed due to muscle constriction in her urethral sphincter. Yet, her human caregivers were unyielding. “Giving up was never an option,” they expressed.
They were determined to explore alternative therapies to deal with Chloe’s neurological issues.
Acupuncture and Mobility Aids: Hope on the Horizon
Chloe’s first acupuncture session at City Paws Animal Hospital was a resounding success, exceeding everyone’s wildest expectations. “The results were incredible, like a glimmer of light at the end of a tunnel,” her caregivers shared.
But that’s not all! Chloe has also been fitted with custom-designed wheels to assist in her mobility. “Check out Chloe rocking her new lightweight aluminum and 3D-printed wheels! This isn’t just a wheelchair; it’s an assisted walking device for her physical therapy,” they added. The frame stabilizes her back, allowing her to practice standing upright, while a cat harness provides a snug and comfortable cradle for her body.
Chloe’s story is a living testament to what love, innovative medical treatments, and sheer willpower can achieve. As she continues to make progress, everyone is filled with optimism, eager to see what the future holds for this resilient feline.