Please help David Meowie live to sing a happier song!
Little David Meowie was taken to a local shelter as a stray kitten. At the shelter, they noticed that he was singing a really sad song – so different from the famous singer with the sound-alike name! His meows were pitiful & loud because he was having trouble eating, drooling, and had a lot of nasal discharge. They could see something in his mouth & found that he had a sublingual sialocele in his mouth…a what? For those of us who don’t speak “medical,” that means he had a large fluid-filled cyst under his tongue and the soft tissue of his lower jaw. This occurs when a salivary gland is damaged somehow & the saliva is unable to drain into the mouth. This is a rare condition in cats and without treatment it is life-threatening!
There was a very slight chance that draining the cyst once could take care of the problem & they tried at the end of August. When it started filling back up, they reached out to CAWS for help because the only way to save David Meowie was to have the entire salivary gland removed, which requires specialized cautery tools.
The cyst has grown to the size of a quarter & is pushing his tongue to the side. This little guy is a fighter with a big personality. Please make any size donation to CAWS that you are able to give towards his surgery at a specialty hospital with a surgeon who has the necessary experience & tools.