There is some good news though; according to the vet his tail has definitely got pain sensation and he turns around to glare at them when they pull at his tail :) there does not appear to be any internal organ damage and his bowels are working ok.
There is a crack in his spine near the rib cage which the vet said is fairly stable due to the location and that surgery was unlikely at this point in time.
That said kitten still needs to stay in the specialist animal hospital for at least a week where they will administer him pain relief, monitor him, express his bladder and put him in an oxygen tank. At the moment he is not using his back legs at all and when he moves himself around he is pulling him self by his front legs. Though while we were visiting he did not do too much as he is on morphine and was quite dopey.
So far the vet bill has been $1004.25, we have paid this bill today but only with money on loan that we have to pay back. By the end of this week that will raise to $3000 because of the intensive care that he needs in the hospital. We desperately need your help.
We are a self funded group primarily and try very hard to keep our costs low and our effectiveness high. We know that we have been appealing for money a bit lately first for our investigation and then to help replace our camera light which was broken by an angry battery hen farmer earlier this month BUT we really really need help to get this little guy on his feet, quite literally.
If you can help please put donations into here.
Name: Animal Freedom Aotearoa
Account #: 38-9009-0870126-00
There are new images that we took today. If you want to have a look click here. By the way the blue thing on his leg is a bandage to keep the IV line in place.
And here is a link to the invoice from the vets so you can see the costs so far.
Thank you for your on going support and we will update again soon.