Sunflower is a gorgeous Maine Coon mix, born April 29, 2015. She is playful, social, loving and gentle. She loves to cuddle and sleep on the bed. She gets along with other cats and kittens, but has not been exposed to dogs. She has perfect litter box issues and is basically just about a perfect cat.
Sunflower has had a challenging kitten good, but her situation has definitely improved. She was abandoned at an emergency vet hospital with a severe right eye infection when she was about 5 weeks old. Her eye was treated, but the infection was too advanced and her eye ruptured. Her left eye is fine and seeing out of one eye has really been all she has known.
When Sunflower was 10 weeks old, she came to Fluff Buddies with serious intestinal challenges. After weeks of aggressive care, her system normalized. When she went under anesthesia for her spay, the vet was able to listen to her heart (previous efforts only resulted in loud purrs). She had a significant abnormality. The spay was completed quickly to minimize her time under anesthesia. She was seen by a veterinary cardiologist who diagnosed her with congestive heart failure with a very poor prognosis.
She was placed on Lasix twice daily and we were advised to limit her activities.
Skipping ahead one year. Sunflower has shown no complications from her heart condition, no fluid collection. Back to the cardiologist. Her condition had actually improved. Her enlarged heart had gotten smaller. The leaky valve was not so leaky. Instead of getting worse, she got better (it is quite unusual). A year ago, her prognosis was she might live a year. Now, the vet said there is no specific limit on her life span, with continuation of Lasix and her active, but not hyperactive lifestyle.
Sunflower would fit in very well in a loving family as a single cat or with another cat. Older children should be ok.
Sunflower is now available to be adopted or kept as a long term foster (Fluff Buddies would pay medical costs). She would be a fine member of any household.
Adoption events are held at the Fair Oaks Petco (Madison at Hazel) on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4pm.
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