This tiny little kitten with frog-like eyes was recently rescued. And, he has an amazing fight to live.
Meet Oomi the miracle kitty!
A small 4-week old kitten with gigantic eyes came to the ASPCA Kitten Nursery in New York City, about a month ago. She was in need of a lot of help and TLC.
“She was dropped off at the front desk of my job and sent to me and my team at the kitten nursery,” said Cerena.
The kitty’s gigantic eyes reminded the caretakers of frog’s eyes. It seemed to have been from an untreated bacterial infection.
“I went to meet her and the moment you picked her up, she just wanted to cuddle and be loved. I fostered her when she was a little more medically stable and my fiance (Anthony) and I just fell in love with her the first night.”
“I always took some extra time to cuddle with her during medication time,” Cerena said. “She just has such a ray of positivity or ‘pawsitivity’ about her. It was hard not to fall in love.”
The following day, Cerena put her adoption on hold for this special little cat.
After various trips to the vet, they concluded that Oomi was in need of surgery to remove her eyes. But, she would have to wait to get bigger to have the surgery.
“She does not let life slow her down! She loves climbing whatever she can find.”
“Her eye had ruptured in the middle of one night, so we brought her to the hospital and they decided they needed to do the enucleation a few weeks earlier than they planned.”
Oomi’s humans were rightfully anxious, but the little tortie was able to stay calm, and purred away as if nothing was wrong. That helped calm her humans down a lot.
After the surgery, tiny Oomi cuddled up to her mom for some snuggles. “The moment I held her, she started purring. I knew she was tough enough to recover!”
Just a few days after the surgery, Oomi was climbing around again.
“Her doctor said they’ve never seen a kitten bounce back so quick after surgery! You would never know she’s missing her eyes,” said Cerena.
Pain and infection, gone! Oomi is now getting a fresh start at life.
“She has a huge personality. She still comfort suckles so I get woken up to that on my neck and chin every morning. She loves to play but also loves cuddling and just relaxing with us when we are playing games or watching tv.”
“She chirps when we get home because she gets really excited.”
Oomi always follows Cerena to the kitchen, in hopes to sneak in a snack. “Other than occasionally running into a wall, you would never know she was blind. She runs and tackles her toys like she has 20/20 vision!”
The miracle kitty has already mapped out her house and knows exactly where to turn, keep walking, and stop. Talk about a ‘super power’!
Oomi might be a little thing, but her heart is the size of the whole world.
“Even the toughest of warriors sometimes need a favorite stuffed bunny to cuddle with.”
Now Oomi is living the life. She is continuously amazing her humans with her ability to adapt. The couple made their adoption of Oomi a week ago and made her a permanet part of their family.
“I have been dealing with quite a few medical problems along with recovering physically and mentally after a very bad car accident in July. She has kept me going… she’s there to make me laugh!
“She came into my life exactly when I needed her.”
So, next time you complain about something, remember this kitty’s fight for life! Share with friends!