Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pork Chop—A Miracle



Trevor and Pork ChopTrevor Fallis (age 7) of Mount Pleasant, Mich., holds kitten Pork Chop.


I read this in our newspaper on Monday the 17th and thought I would pass it on to my friends, who love animals. I am always up for a human interest story.

Other than being a bit smaller than his two siblings, Pork Chop seems to be the picture of health. That wasn't the case when the fuzzy kitten stopped breathing during an emergency visit to the local vet, who used mouth to mouth resuscitation to bring him back to life, this in its self was something of a miracle.

Pork Chop, 9 weeks old, got into the trash, along with his mother, and started munching on the remains of a pork chop,it became lodged in his throat .His owners tried the Heimlich maneuver, patted his back and put water in his mouth in an attempt to dislodge the meat, but to no avail.

They could not get an emergency visit with any vet that night. The next morning, Pork Chop was gasping for air, they called the vet, rushing the kitten to the hospital. The vet thought the kitten had a cold because his nose was running. Using a veterinary instrument, the vet reached into the kittens throat and pulled out the obstruction.

Then to the vets horror, the kitten laid down for a minute, "and then the little kitty died," the vet told them the kitten was not going to make it. The little boy, age 7 years, began to cry, so the vet put her mouth over the kittens nose and mouth, rubbed its belly and soon the kitten began to breath again. Pork Chop was put in an oxygen room on a heating pad, and he was soon ready "to go".

The family went ahead with their camping trip, taking Pork Chop along so he could be nursed back to health. His growth is still slow, he will stay with his owners but his siblings will find a home. The little kitty that had not been named before his ordeal, will henceforth be known as Pork Chop.

24 comments:

Linda said...

Oh, this is so sweet! And what a cute name for a strong, little kitty - Pork Chop! :)

Always enjoy your blog, Margaret.

Kathleen said...

Kudos to the vet who did some quick thinking for the little cat! I wonder how many vets would have been able to do mouth to mouth on a bitty guy like that?

Patty said...

What a great story. Love animal stories.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

What a heart warming story, sad though that Pork Chop had to suffer but the quick thinking of the vet was awesome. I hope Pork Chop continues to improve. Thanks for sharing.

Take care.

Yvonne.

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much.I appreciate for your wonderful post.You are welcome in my blogs.

A New Beginning said...

Hey thats amazing Margaret...may be the little kids love brought the kitty back:)
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful incident!

Judy said...

What a great heart warming story. I loved it.
The name is certainly fitting for the cat after all that happened. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Abraham Lincoln said...

This was a most interesting story. I am happy for Pork Chop that he had a lot of caring folks around him.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

"SWEETIE" says....Thank you for your visit...
He is sorry he hasn't posted in such a long long time, but he has been very very busy...I know you understand.(lol)

Margaret Cloud said...

I appreciate all the comments about Pork Chop, thank you for coming by. Have a great weekend.

chubskulit said...

and that is what we called MIRACLE!

john said...

porkchop is very lucky!

Renie Burghardt said...

Poor little kitty! I am so glad he survived his ordeal.

Thanks so much for coming by, Margaret. Have a great weekend.

Renie

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a heart-warming story. Thanks Margaret, for sharing. It made my day.
xo

Katie Kat said...

poor baby! Glad the vet decided to try resuscitation. I think it's a miracle that the kitty lived through the night without an emergency visit. That kitty wanted to live!

My Spunky Boo Bear got choked on some food. He was about 17 years old at the time. I used the Heimlich manuever and he coughed up the obstruction! I called the vet to make sure he didn't need to be seen. They gave me some pointers to check - can't remember what now.

Thanks for the wonderful story that had a happy ending.

Katie Kat

Puss-in-Boots said...

Poor little kitty, but a very lucky one, also. Glad all turned out so well.

Jeanette said...

Gday Margaret.A very heart warming story,, Aptly Named "PORK CHOP" after his visit to vet....

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ What a lovely story and how good that Pork Chop survived. It is so good to read good news stories, there are so many of the bad ones. Thanks for your concern about my fall, and
thankfully I was very lucky. I am glad you enjoyed the jokes esp the one of the lady in the hotel. Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

Becky and Gary said...

I'm always up for a good human interest story. I love animals, and feel so bad that there are so many abused ones out there. If I had the room, I'd take in every one.
B.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Found another story with not so good ending.
A kitten baked to death in an oven in New York.
http://ida.convio.net/site/MessageViewer?em_id=7361.0&printer_friendly=1

Everyone needs to send a letter to this judge in the case.

Margaret Cloud said...

Thank you friends for stopping by. It seem more and more we read lately about animal cruelty, on TV and in the newspapers. We can say a prayer each day for all these animals.

Lilly said...

Thats a lovely story, very sweet indeed. Love the name Pork Chop too..

Anonymous said...

hello . i am the owner from mt pleasant mi . my pork chop kitty is doing awesome. hes gotten very big and loves to eat . lol. thanks for all the nice things about our kitten. we are so happy to see that this article has made it pretty much around mi, and other states as well. thanks again. tabitha fallis

Margaret Cloud said...

You are so welcome Anonymous, it was my pleasure to share this wonderful story that had a happy ending. Glad he is doing great.

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