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Ethel Update

Ethel has been to the vets this morning for a review and she is now back at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary on our Critical Care Ward in intensive care.

The vet at Northcote Veterinary Surgery is pleased with her this morning and agrees that she is slightly brighter.

Ethel has been with us at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary since the early hours of yesterday morning when she was found tied up with a chain outside a garden

When Ethel arrived her breathing was shocking, she was cold, has mild flu symptoms and using all 4 limbs tentatively. Ethel had various tests and examinations

On X-ray the entire chest appeared shunted to the right with an odd looking (and could be felt too) ribcage.
One lung appeared collapsed and the heart had also been “forced” to the other side of the chest. There was air present in the chest that was drawn off through a “tap”.
Blood tests were also done and her liver values were sky high(off the scale-which again is consistant with severe trauma).

In addition to all this there is a bleeding in the eye, all this together points towards horrendous abuse.
It is not consistent with a road accident, a fall or any other accidentally injury.

The priority yesterday was to stabilise her breathing.

We are nursing Ethel intensively on our Critical Care Ward in an intensive care unit.
She has had pain relief, antibiotics and remains on intravenous fluid therapy.

The next 24 hours are Critical as the last as she continues to have a very guarded prognosis!

If you would like to donate towards Ethels care all the ways you can help are on our donate page.

Many thanks