She was so small and young, and the surgery was risky, but against all odds, tiny Maxie made it through.
Maxie was mostly fully recovered within only two weeks, but due to a blood clot from complications ended up needing her tail amputated, which added some time to her recovery.
Because of the surgery and the way Maxie's insides are constructed, she had to eat standing up for a while and can handle only very soft foods. Maxie doesn't mind, though, and in every other way she is a normal, playful kitten.
"Maxie will always be a little bit different. She has to eat standing up like a kangaroo and her diet is all soft food," Finnegan Dowling, the social media manager at HSSV, told The Dodo. "But she has the opportunity for a full and happy life now and she plays, sleeps and wrecks things just like a normal kitten."
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