Sesame was a tiny 7-week-old kitten when we first met her. Her mum rushed into the clinic first thing in the morning when she was found collapsed at home and suffering from tremors. Our Vet, Dr Emma quickly assessed Sesame and determined she was in a critical condition and needed to be placed on an intravenous drip and given antibiotics if Sesame were to have any chance of survival.
Sesame had us bamboozled as her temperature and her heart rate were within normal ranges. When we ran her blood test these were normal as well. However, we knew she was very sick as she was still fitting and non-responsive. Much to everyone’s amazement and joy after just a few hours on fluids Sesame stopped fitting and began to show marked signs of improvement. By 3pm she was sitting up in her bed and eating some food and by 6pm little Sesame was able to go home with her owner.
We believe Sesame had suffered from hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia, also called low blood glucose or low blood sugar, occurs when the level of glucose in your blood drops below normal which can be dietary related. Further chats with Sesame's owner divulged that she had not been feeding well from her mother. Advice on how to provide extra nutrition to Sesame was given by Dr Andrea when she was brought back by her owner for her recheck the following day. The team were all very happy to see such a bright and cute little kitten and we look forward to her future visits.