Since I had just had eye surgery three days before, Barb drove and took us back to my house from the clinic. I put a heating pad under a towel in a small crate. Simba was dehydrated and very hungry. He ate half a can of canned food, a small bowl of dry, and two small bowls of water over an 8-hour period. He even wobbled over to a shallow litter box and used it several times. He still had dried poop and litter on his back end, so after he was settled in, I very carefully held him under the kitchen faucet and washed his butt off. I had left a message on our regular vet's phone on Sunday afternoon that I'd be bringing him in Monday morning. I took his food away at midnight hoping they could squeeze him in and do the surgery Monday. Since he was dehydrated, I left a little water in his bowl. He was matted again in the morning, but I knew the vet tech girls would clean him up while he was out.
Monday evening Simba went home with Sharon, the head of Snuggle, a wonderful organization that specializes in at-risk care for kittens. Sharon knew how to take care of him, and I didn't. I can do diarrhea, colds, and birthing, but I've never had a broken bone. Okay, I stepped on a kitten's paw once and broke his toe, but he stuck it under my foot - honest!
Simba's surgery is costing over $2000, even with our discount. Heartland could sure use your help. If you go to our website, http://www.hhsrescue.org/, and click on Simba Needs Your Help, you can read more about him. Click on the Donate symbol to make a much-needed donation. Or you can send a check to Heartland at the address at the bottom of the page. Every little bit helps. Thank you. I'll be keeping everyone posted about his recovery when I get him.