The good news is, there is nothing broken. No bone cracked, no muscle snapped.
The good news is, there is no brain damage.
The good news is, while yesterday he can only open one eye, today he can open both. He still walks in an angle, but his steps are firmer than before. He still tilts his head, he still looks sick, but he starts to cope with his current condition, and lives with it as part of his new world.
No one said, it’s a better new world. No one promised a life happily ever after. Further examination by a vet surgeon replays the horror. He was hit on the head, flew several meters away, left untouched to die. He had to endure extreme pain, creeping hunger and choking thirst.
Choking thirst that drove him to drag himself, even half inch after another, to find some water.
The only he found was a dirty sewer; and there he went, half drowned because he cannot move, until he was found.
We are given yet another set of treatments. Supplements changed, stronger medicines given, still, there is possibility that he will walk in a slight angle, and tilt his head for the remaining of his life. We will continue to do the best and hoping for the utmost, but we are ready and willing to give him his retirement home, should he become disabled.
The good news is, he is a tough guy; or maybe stupid one. He only knows how to live, he only knows how to stay alive.
The good news is, whatever empowered him to stay alive, is now empowering him to keep on trying. As of today, he can lick the blendered food we prepare for him, and he ate with no wobble.
The good news is, he is not alone. He can be sure that we will walk beside him, run beside him, live beside him. He can be sure that we will provide all that he needs to survive his trial, and triumph in his tribulation.
All the mean and the ignorant, the naysayers who said we are scam, that we will not make it; lines of veterinarians who cautiously warn us not to hope too much, will see us standing tall and keep going.
Alone, we are nothing. Together we are The Whiskers’ Syndicate. We will prevail.