LA kitten rescuers went to great lengths when they received a litter of kittens with severe leukopenia, commonly known as “Panleuk” or FPV. It is a feline parvovirus disease and is often fatal in kittens especially between 3-5 months of age.
As the kittens get older, they can be vaccinated against Panleuk disease, but these kittens are only 3 days old. Without special care, the kittens will almost certainly not survive. Even with treatment, the outlook is not good for the kittens. That’s why they named the two kittens “miracle girls” as they beat the odds surviving the ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛɪɴɢ virus.
Someone abandoned Nina and her siblings at an emergency vet without their mom or even a note. Possibly, the mother died from exposure to the virus. “When they got there, they were covered in fleas, dirty, dehydrated and emaciated. They are not in good condition, but it is rare for babies to be healthy when eaten. I have to work to stabilize them,” she said.
Suddenly, the health of the two kittens declines and she discovers that the kittens are positive for the virus. Even with intense efforts, including oxygen concentrators, medication regimens, and supportive care, three of the kittens passed away.
She tried all night to save them, but then a vet discovered some of the kittens also had Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome (FCKS). It can keep them from breathing as the ribs compress their lungs. Another kitten had a depression in its chest, causing its sternum to compress its lungs. She didn’t make it even with her portable oxygen concentrator just for her.
It’s ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ to lose the kittens, but Caroline must continue to fight to save the other kittens. After all and the great efforts to save the kittens, there were two miracles. Mila, the prey of the litter also nearly died but recovered slowly.
“I realized that I haven’t officially introduced my Miracle Girls! Mila means ‘miracle’ and it’s just right for this little but strong girl!”
Like her siblings, Mila needs an oxygen concentrator and a full range of treatments. It took her days to be able to breathe well and feed herself again. But my little but strong girl is overcoming all difficulties and recovering!!
Then there’s the Magical Girl Nina, who bravely overcame it all. Nina means “strong” and is a perfect name.
In early October, the dream came true and the Miracle Girls found their forever home.
Now you can follow the adventures of the Miracle Girl in their permanent home with a cat-loving artist.
Nina and Mila are going to be the most wonderful forever family that has followed their journey from the beginning. They loved them passionately and spoiled them with love and care
For more information, you can check out Kitten Rescue in the LA Area. Currently, they are hoping to receive donations to help their special needs Otter, the extraordinary story we have shared before.