Japan’s Famous Rescue Cat Wasabichan Latest Updates! Something Has Happened to Wasabichan’s Health

You’ve read a touching story of Wasabichan, a kitten rescued by a kind current owner @jessiepon when she was being attacked by crows. She is the kitten who dresses up in a knitted mushroom and a tarako (salted cod roe) in order to get fed with a catheter safely.
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We are going to follow up on Wasabichan’s progress today! If you’ve signed up for our Mailing List, you’ve been getting weekly updates on her. Let’s see how she’s been doing this past month!


Wasabichan is now able to cover her waste with cat liter! Waiting for mom’s approval?


Wasabichan in her new matryoshka outfit! It’s slightly smaller than the previous tarako outfit, seems like?

I as a Rinkya blog writer chose not to post this photo here (07-11-2013) because some people may not like to see it.
The photo shows insider Wasabichan’s mouth, which is injured and slowly healing.
Please use your own judgment to see the photo!
@jessiepon describes, “Her upper chin is slightly off to left because of the bone fracture, and the lower chin is shifted to right.”


@jessiepon: “Today’s Wasabichan! She refuses to eat the baby food, so we are back to feeding with the catheter and milk. We tried using a syringe for feeding, but from the second meal she started to struggle. It could be just she’s in a bad mood today.” 


A short video posted on Instagram showing how the catheter feeding works. She is trying hard to eat, even though it’s not the most comfortable way to do so. Wasabichan is in a cute kimono outfit!


@jessiepon: “Today’s Wasabichan! She managed to nibble on a soft for kittens called ‘Katsuo-Ippon’ [a bonito fish snack]. All the parts she chewed fell on the floor, but one can’t learn something in one day. We’ll try more practicing everyday!”


@jessiepon: “Wasabi-chan can now jump up on the couch she wasn’t able to before! Ponchan the dog is a bit exhausted and sighs at playful Wasabi-chan.”
*Ponchan is the dog’s name.



@jessiepon: “We didn’t buy a new bed for Wasabi-chan at first because she was full of lice. Granny modified Ponchan’s old bedding into Wasabi-chan’s, but it’s getting too small for her!”


@jessiepon: “Today’s Wasabichan!  She looked cold, so I fed her warm milk by catheter today. After she warmed up, she got really hyper and playful. She kept biting on Ponchan’s tail too!”


@jessiepon“Today’s Wasbichan! We saw our vet today and received lots of good news! First, Wasabichan gained 100 grams of weight! Second, the tear on her upper jaw has healed! Lastly, her left eye shows a sign of papillary light reflex! It’s slightly weaker, but so is the right eye!”

Seemed like everything was going well. Then, Something Happened to Wasabichan’s Health…

@jessiepon: “[Wasabichan] Had seizures on the way to the vet, at the clinic, and on the way back home. She’s having seizures every half hour after she got home. Her latest blood test shows a little bit of dehydration but it’s not at the level to be worried about. Everything else looked fine. The vet did her best for treatment too.”


@jessiepon“Stopped by a gas station on the way. She’s tired, and due to the medication she’s asleep now. We think she has an epilepsy.”


@jessiepon: “Today’s Wasabichan. She had three seizures today, so we had to use an suppository on her. I consulted with our vet to ask how many times I can use it. The clinic was closed today, but she kindly guided me with instructions. I’m very thankful. Ponchan is offering her nose to play with when she visits Wasabichan.”


@jessiepon: “She still has seizures, but it’s not weakening her body. She is not full of energy either  though. She hates the suppository, so whenever I try to use it she attacks my hands until they are covered with scratches.”

Ganbatte Wasabichan! I really hope she gets better and grows up to be a healthy happy cat.
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