At the time, Aristotle, lost the ability to empty his bladder on his own and could only drag his back legs behind him. As soon as he came to Tenth Life, he was taken to a specialty clinic to be further examined by a neurologist. An MRI showed that there was a mass inside of Aristotle’s spine in addition to a mass underneath. A biopsy didn’t show signs of cancer so it was determined that Aristotle would undergo surgery to remove the mass in hopes of restoring his health. He underwent spinal surgery to remove the internal mass and was on multiple medications until it was determined to be an infection. As a result, Aristotle was on antibiotics for several weeks which luckily cleared up the second mass which would have been more risky to remove in terms of potential complications.
Lucky for us and especially for him, the surgery was a success and Aristotle regained ALL normal mobility and functions that had been previously compromised. In addition, his external wounds were treated and healed. He became known as our little “Christmas Miracle”. Even while recovering and on crate rest for several weeks, Aristotle was nothing short of a champ and incredibly brave. In addition, he has been nothing short of very sweet. He loves greeting his foster Mommy and getting lovins. He even greets her daily with happy tail twitches.
We believe that Aristotle’s injuries and resulting infection came from very deep bite wounds from being attacked while trying to survive on the streets. Luckily for him, he gets to enjoy his life as a spoiled indoor kitty for the rest of his years. Now he just needs to find the purrfect furever home. While Aristotle regained full mobility and requires no special accommodations, he is FIV+. Although, he is FIV+, he has not shown any symptoms and is the epitome of wonderful health. He is also very friendly with the other cats in his foster home so he would do well in a home with kitty friends.
Aristotle is incredibly sweet and loves having his soft thick grey fur petted. He would do well in a quiet home where he can be a lap cat with lots of attention. Won’t you consider adding this special boy to your family today. Approx DOB: July 2013
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