Elliot and Ezra update! The kittens went to the vet a few days ago for their check ups and vaccinations and their vet found that both Elliot and Ezra have heart murmurs (aka hole in the heart).
Elliot’s is not too bad and his vet suspects it may close on its own in time. If not, he may need medication in future. Due to his heart defect Elliot is smaller than his siblings with short little legs. He almost looks like he has dwarfism. He’s also very relaxed and not nearly as active as his brothers. He’s very happy to spend all day snuggling and if you put him on your lap he will stay for hours! His bone structure is a little wider than your average cat so his eyes are a little stretched, which causes some leakage, very similar to a Persian.
Unfortunately Ezra’s murmur is quite bad. Surprisingly, you wouldn’t know it at all! He’s a gorgeous cat and he’s quite active, although not as active as his healthy brothers, Fitz and Hemingway. He just appreciates nap time more than your average 8 week old. Ezra’s hole probably will not close but this doesn’t mean he can’t still live a full life. He will likely need medication in future.
Elliot and Ezra are going to stay with us awhile longer so their vet can get more information on what’s going on inside.
When they are ready to go up for adoption they will be adoptable together. Elliot and Ezra have grown to depend on each other and separating them would be very difficult for them.
Elliot is so uniquely adorable and Ezra is so stunningly beautiful, they’re very special boys!
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