Upon sorting through endless piles of paperwork, and reviewing our receipts, we came across the following form:
For those of you who cannot read the form, we have re-written the information:
Hospitalization Discharge Instructions For Moki
If medication is dispensed, please follow instructions on the label. Please call us if you have any questions.
1. Start Amoxicillin tonight - give twice a day for 7 days
2. Start Tamiflu tonight - give once a day for 7 days
Moderate Restriction: Keep confined to an area where he cannot fall off furniture or stairs.
Special Instructions: You will need to syringe feed A/D or canned cat food, or hold bowl up to Moki's face so he can attempt to eat on his own.
Moki's neurological condition is consistent with a condition known as Cerebellar Hypoplasia. This is a developmental condition that occurs if the mother was exposed or vaccinated against feline distemper when she was pregnant. His signs may or may not improve to the point where he will be able to get around and feed himself on his own."
This form, which we have never before shared with you, was the original discharge form from the emergency hospital. It was issued during the period of time when no one though Moki would survive, and then once he did, they believed he had CH, and would possibly never be able to walk or eat on his own again...
Below is a video recorded just two weeks before Moki was admitted to the ER. This video to, has never before been shared. In the video you will notice that Moki, while under medical care, had faded to the point that he was almost incoherent. He weighed only 2.1 pounds, and we where force feeding him, giving him sub q fluids on a daily basis, and administering an antibiotic. At this particular point in time, the doctors believed that there was nothing we could do for Moki other than provide him with at home, around the clock nursing. Thus, prior to admitting him to the ER, that is what we did, while keeping in contact with the doctors on a daily basis...
So why are we sharing this information with you now? Well for us, having to get our information together to prepare taxes, lead us to stumble upon it. Now the bad news is that we have to pay taxes, but the good news is in doing so, we have been fortunate enough to be reminded, despite still having a ways to go, just how far Moki has come...
(Moki's favorite spot to watch the birdies...)
Purs and Headbutts,