Feline foster caretaker, Sofia, volunteered to take in two tiny orphaned kittens, barely old enough to have their eyes open. The kittens were in a shelter and would not have survived a single night without bottle-feedings every two hours, so she rushed over to get them as soon as she heard of their need. The feline babies were both struggling to survive, and unfortunately, the female, the more delicate of the sibling pair, did not make it.
The little boy kitty, Goku, continued to struggle mightily, and for a few weeks, Sofia still was unsure if she could pull him through. In their early time together, he would only tolerate drops of his kitten formula at a time, so his foster mom fed him very small quantities, very frequently, one or two drops at a time. She learned from a vet technician friend how to tube-feed him, and that helped fill him with the nutrition he needed to strengthen.
It took many nights without sleep and multiple veterinary visits before little Goku began to improve enough that Sofia felt she could breathe a sigh of relief. He started to enjoy eating and resembled a healthy young feline more and more with each passing day. Together, Goku and Sofia fought a solid fight to pull him through.
Now it is hard to even imagine how he had struggled for his own survival in the beginning. He is boisterous as any kitten and loves to make mischief. He enjoys long play sessions, and just as much, he enjoys long snuggle sessions. The once-puny feline boy is now a two-month-old kitten and even plays with his foster brother, a Labrador Retriever named Milo. Goku is now fully recovered from his rough start and is ready to move to his forever home where he looks forward to kisses and cuddles from a family of his very own.