For a backgound story, i'm a dog person. A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I piced up a stray kitten. She looked to be about 3-4 weeks old; scared, angry, confused. We tried a local humane society but they deemed her unadoptable after about 12 hrs and were going to put her down if we did not pick her back up. So we did.
After taking her to the vet and recieving all meds she is eligible to take at her age, we grew to love her very quickly. And this tempermental kitten turned love-bug very fast when she realized we were there to help.
We have been very careful in our attempt to integrate her with our two rescue mutts, as they are both 75 lbs. After reaching what we felt was a good point, and careful supervision at all times, we felt good about things. Steele (the kitten) was crawling on our dogs and they did not retaliate and seemed to be more afraid she would swat them than she was of them.
This weekend, she stepped into one of their food bowls when they were eating. Instinctively, the dog snapped at her. Immediately, he was remorseful, but Steele has suffered a frontal cranial fracture and partial sinus fracture.
60 hrs later, and $1500 later, her progress has been minimal. The vet here said merely surviving the first 24 hrs would be unlikely. She has been on meds to reduce brain swelling, pain, and has been recieving extra oxygen to supplement healing. However, as I said, not much has changed. She is resting more peacefully, but when she wakes, she still is very disoriented and seemed to not have great stability. She goes toward a corner to press against her head (guessing to relieve pressure).
I will go in debt to keep her alive and to have a normal live. However, I realize my fate is in God's hands and modern medicine's. So at what point do I accept that she won't come back and will not be normal?? How long do I wait and treat these issues?? Please help