This is a story about a very special kitten named Porg. He was found left in a cardboard box on the porch. When he was found, he had a large wound on his neck, which at that time was probably caused by some sort of trauma. He was also a very small kitten, weighing just 1 pound. He was taken to the ER vet where his wound was repaired with stitches.
The following day he was taken to the doctor for a full examination. Everyone in that room described it as love on sight! He was so unusual and everyone just loved his feisty spirit – he was described as 1.3 pounds of eyeballs and sass. The doctor – who brought this story out, was suggested to take care of him until he was healthy and to monitor his recovery. Well, of course, the cat came home that day with the doctor and became a regular member of his family.
The doctor said: "At first we thought he was just unusual in appearance – he had VERY large eyes and a few other anatomical variants (such as a smaller lower jaw), but otherwise he seemed healthy." It was his large eyes that gave him the name Porg, inspired by a being in Star Wars. The doctor, however, learned that he was not normal – things like grooming or scratching his ears or neck would lead to large recurring tears on his skin, which is clearly not normal for a kitten.
"So it was during surgical repair of one of these wounds that I performed a skin biopsy to see what the underlying cause might be. It unfortunately confirmed my suspicion that Porg was suffering from a hereditary collagen defect, usually known as the Elher's Danlos Syndrome: This is quite unusual in cats and that has earned him the nickname of a & # 39; glass kitten & # 39; he is just so incredibly vulnerable. "
" We share a special bond with him and love it. It was a pretty difficult learning process to find what helps keep his skin healthy and safe, but now we have our routine down and it goes great! "
Clothing has been incredibly important in protecting from the skin of Porg. They are always looking for outfits that fit best and offer the most coverage, while ensuring that it fits comfortably.
Porg also suffers from an eye condition called lens luxations. Lens luxations have also been reported in some cats with Elhers Danlos syndrome. At the moment his eyes are well managed with daily eye drops.
Porg & # 39; s personality is described as very active and loves to play.
However, once he is calm, he is the biggest hugger and he has the loudest.