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Orbit Update

When little Orbit arrived with us 9 days ago weighing just 200g we knew immediately that at some point when he was a little stronger he would most likely need one if not both his eyes removing.

Over the last couple of days Orbit has been back and forth from the vets however last night his right eye entirely ruptured. This was very unpleasant and despite the relief Orbit may have felt due to the pressure relief this was a life threatening medical incident for Orbit.
When the eye ruptures there was an “explosion”, a large volume of suppuration which can very quickly end up in the brain which would usually be fatal.

Thankfully our vets acted very quickly, and this morning Orbit had emergency surgery to remove this eye.

Removing an eye in any cat is very dangerous let alone a tiny 400gram kitten with the added heightened risks of anasthesia.

The reason this type of surgery is so dangerous is because the vagus nerve runs very close the the back of the eye.

The vagus nerve is responsible for the regulation of internal organ functions, such as digestion, heart rate, and respiratory rate, as well as vasomotor activity, and certain reflex actions, such as coughing, sneezing, swallowing, and vomiting.

Thankfully surgery went well and little Orbit is now back in intensive care at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue & Sanctuary recovering.

If you would like to donate towards Orbits unexpected surgery today Bradford Cat Watch Rescue & Sanctuary would be very grateful.

All the ways you can help are on our website:

Many thanks