This tiny kitten was just 40 grams when a kind young woman found her 15 weeks ago. The kitten wasn't moving except for the beating heart.
"She was so small, I couldn't believe something so tiny could be alive," imgur user Nuuudel shares with Love Meow.
They took a picture of the kitten and showed it to the vet. "They told me not to get my hopes up. None of the vets had ever seen a kitten so small that was alive," she adds.
Despite what the vets said, they decided to try to save the kitten and christened the little fur ball Titan (at the time they thought the kitten was a boy).
"So she would get to either live or die as a Titan."
She and her boyfriend started taking turns to care for the kitten, feeding her every hour, keeping her warm and comfortable.
The kitten didn't move very much or make any noise for the first week. "She didn't gain any weight, and we contemplated every second if we were doing the right thing keeping her alive."
Finally on day 8, they woke up to the most hopeful sound.
"I woke up at 3am to meowing."
"I was so confused, my first thought was that she was dying or in pain, she'd never made a sound before. Turns out she was meowing for food, she was crawling all around her makeshift nest, and when I put the formula filled syringe in front of her mouth she started howling.
"She grabbed it with both of her too small for life paws and ate with more enthusiasm than I've ever seen."
There were many sleepless nights over the next two weeks.
"We barely slept and often forget to eat, but it paid off."
The day Titan opened her eyes, it was the most joyous moment for the couple.
"She still had a hard time moving around, and was very underweight and underdeveloped. But she was so full of life, always wanting food and pets."
The couple found out that the kitten was anaemic and there were weeks that weren't easy, but somehow the kitty pulled through and triumphed. She became more adventurous and even started to play with toys.
At 6 weeks she seemed to be almost "normal"! "She still had a bit of trouble navigating, but she was starting to get more adventurous, and could clearly recognize familiar objects and smells. She even started to play with toys!:
At 15 weeks, Titan was a rambunctious kitten!
"There were hard weeks. Weeks where everything was touch and go. But she pulled through."
All grown up now!
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