Frankie is a 12-week-old kitten who when found was extremely ill and rushed to a vet.
With little chance of survival, he was transferred to a specialty center where one of his kidneys -- severely infected and nonfunctional -- was removed. Unfortunately his remaining kidney was congenitally malformed, infected, and had limited functioning.
Frankie has been in the hospital for the past 20 days and an excellent vet team is doing everything they can to enable his remaining kidney to function. They describe his survival to this point as a miracle and estimate his chances of making it out of his current crisis as around 50-50.
Soon after Frankie was hospitalized, someone at the specialty center contacted us and asked if we might give him a home. We adopted Frankie, visit him every day, and if he is able to leave the specialty center, he will come to join our family.
NOTE: The section above was written in 2005. Frankie is still with us in 2007. Please follow this link to see Frankie in 2007.
Please follow this link to the family of special needs dogs and cats who live in our home