Many of you will remember Chesterfield arriving with us almost 7 weeks ago.
Chester was involved in a freak accident as he was crushed in the mechanism of a reclining chair for several minutes.
When Chesterfield arrived with us at BCWR he was paralysed and we rushed him to the vets. Miraculously Chester had no broken bones however did suffer from A brachial plexus injury. The brachial plexus is the network of nerves that sends signals from the spinal cord to the shoulder, leg and paw. A brachial plexus injury occurs when these nerves are stretched, compressed, or in the most serious cases, ripped apart or torn away from the spinal cord.
Almost 7 weeks down the line Chester does have almost full range of movement now however he is still very much not out of the woods yet.
For the 1st time this morning (between 3am and 6am!!!) Chesterfield played for the first time ever since his arrival. The neurological damage caused seems to have had an impact on his appetite and ability to eat independently and we are battling ensure Chesterfield gets the right nutritional support.
Chesterfield is now 12 weeks old however is the weight and development of a 5 to 6 week old kitten. Chesterfield is currently being fed Royal Canin Recovery Liquid …. And whilst very expensive… we believe that it is the best nutritional support for cats and kittens available. We have had miraculous results with this feed with many cats including Boudicca and CC.
If you with to donate towards Chesterfield’s recovery please check out our donation page.