Charlie, bless his pea-pickin heart has brought in several viruses to the household. I now have 5 kittens in various stages of the feline herpesvirus and the calicivirus. There are mouth and nasal ulcers so the kittens are all sequestered upstairs where they are medicated in various ways about five times a day. I have a chart on the door so that I don’t medicate the same kitten twice.
Charlie now named Hurricane Charlie is a little fireball of activity! He is scooting around the room, chasing balls and other kittens. His swelling is gone, his gurgling is non existant and his open mouth breathing only occurs when I have to scruff him which is sadly necessary in order to medicate him. he does not look like the same kitten that arrived here!
From the photo you can see the swirl in his coat which has glossed up nicely! That swirl looks like a hurricane with an eye in the middle. That is why we now call him Hurricane Charlie, that and his activity level which is almost destructive at times! I am happy he managed to overcome all that was wrong with him. I don’t believe I am going to go for any more tests with him, he has had enough stress to last a lifetime- which I hope he does!