Mietek the kitten is cured!

At last—some good news about the injured stray Mietek, adopted by Andrzej the Second and Elzbieta, and now the brother of Leon.

Mietek, you may recall, had been savagely kicked by some animal abuser and then deposited, badly injured and starving, in a cardboard box in front of a church. Andrzej II and Elzbieta rescued him and rushed him to the vet, where they performed an emergency operation to stitch his insides together.

The first operation saved him, but it wasn’t clear whether the membrane they jerry-rigged to keep his innards in would hold. Now, though, a second operation has been performed, and it’s been pronounced successful. His wound is properly closed.

Mietek is a bit out of it after two successive procedures, but he’s doing well. Here’s a photo of the little ginger tom resting, his belly covered with some silver and blue ointments applied by the vet.

Mietek’s new brother Leon is looking on paternally. A big thanks to Malgorzata for sending all the news and the photos.

30 Comments

  1. ThyroidPlanet
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    This is the kind of news I need right now – great to hear.

    • ThyroidPlanet
      Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

      Oof – sorry – inadvertently made this about me.

      Glad to know Mietek got critical help.

      • Dominic
        Posted November 14, 2019 at 3:57 am | Permalink

        I am sure no one thought that!

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Great news. Time for Leon to take over.

  3. darrelle
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Very good to hear. Well done to all involved.

  4. Karen Fierman
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    HooRAY! SO glad to hear of this happy outcome! We’ll be looking forward to hear about the two bros’ adventures henceforth!

  5. JezGrove
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant news, in a world in which it is in short supply. Best wishes to Mitek and his staff.

    • JezGrove
      Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

      Oops, I see I misspelled Mietek’s name – in my defence, I copied it from this post’s title.

      • JezGrove
        Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

        I see the title is fixed now. Apologies for being picky – proofreading never stops, which can be equally frustrating for all involved.

  6. procatsitter
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Excellent news! Thanks to his fantastic rescuers!

  7. Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful news!
    Thank you to all those that continue to help little Mietek.

  8. Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    🐱!!!

  9. Posted November 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Great news, thanks to all who are helping this kitty!

  10. Mark R.
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    👍😻

  11. Posted November 13, 2019 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! I hope he gets better soon!

  12. Jenny Haniver
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful news! Mietek is right at home and Leon looks like he’s happy that his little brother is on the mend.

  13. BJ
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Thank you to everyone who saved this kitten and gave it a home. Real angels live on Earth.

    Man, that was corny, but it’s staying in!

    • JezGrove
      Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

      Just because it’s corny doesn’t mean it’s not true. Cliches exist for a very good reason and the prejudice against them isn’t always justified. After all, one (wo)man’s cliche is another’s proverb.

      • BJ
        Posted November 13, 2019 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

        I wasn’t saying it wasn’t true, just that I felt almost silly saying it, but that it was staying in anyway because I’m so grateful to everyone who helped this little kitty.

  14. Barbara Radcliffe
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Hooray! That’s great news.

  15. Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    What a relief! Bless your hearts, A. and E. and vet staff.

  16. rickflick
    Posted November 13, 2019 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Another reason to feel great about the world in general and the potential for good outcomes from tough situations. As Dan Dennett would say – thank goodness. Thank the docs who train many years to be able to do this kind of surgery. Thank the vet techs who handle all the extras that go on in a vet clinic. Thanks the millions of people who care enough to adopt pets who need a home.

  17. Posted November 13, 2019 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Hoorah! Have a good life, Mietek.

  18. Ruthann Richards
    Posted November 14, 2019 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Such wonderful news is needed by many of us right now. Thanks to all those who participated in his rescue, and may he live a happy, long life with brother Leon and staff–with maybe an occasional visit to cousin Hili and her staff.

  19. David Coxill
    Posted November 14, 2019 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Great news ,off topic ,my cat Misha came in limping (he had not been out very long )on his front left paw ,one visit to the vet ,another puncture wound ,and pain med and antibiotics .
    I wish he would stop fighting ,he is no good at it .

    Even further off topic ,there was a bit in the Guardian today about fat cats .No not them on Wall St ,you would not believe the comments left by cat haters ,i am on the naughty step over at the Guardian lol ,my comments are being premoderated ,just because i posted something insulting about my local tory MP .lol.

  20. Michael Waterhouse
    Posted November 15, 2019 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Nice

  21. Daniel Ka
    Posted November 15, 2019 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Swietna wiadomosc! Co za ulga, wiedziec ze sa na tym swiecie jeszcze dobrzy ludzie.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

    JAC: Google translation:
    Great message! What a relief to know that there are still good people in this world.
    Best wishes.

  22. Posted November 15, 2019 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    Marvelous! How nice to hear some good news for a change.


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