Paralyzed Kitten Speeds Around the Hospital Using Lego Wheelchair
Meet Mac N'Cheez, a paralyzed rescue kitten who moves just as fast in his Lego wheelchair.
Donna Terris, a veterinarian at the Massapequa Pet Vet told InsideEdition.com that a Good Samaritan brought in a litter of 5-week-old kittens abandonned by their mom.
Each kitten was quickly adopted – except one that was paralyzed from the waist down and unable to walk.
Staff at the Massapequa Pet Vet named the remaining cat Mac N'Cheez, or Mac for short, since he had reportedly been brought to them in a macaroni and cheese box.
To better help the paralyzed kitten settle into his temporary home, technicians even constructed a make-shift wheelchair out of Lego, after digging through a pile of old toys.
In a video by the Massapequa Pet Vet, Mac can be seen taking his first "steps" as they fastened the Lego wheelchair to his hind legs. He bolts across the room in what appears to be the first run of his life.
Even though Mac's fans on Facebook have come to love the Lego wheelchair, Terris said the measure is only temporary. Terris told InsideEdition.com that Mac does have feeling in his hind legs, and can move them but not well, so they hope to rehabilitate him to eventually regain mobility on his back legs.
Terris said when Mac is at the hospital, he undergoes physical training daily, where he swims in a shallow pool, and trains his reflex skills by chasing virtual mice on an iPad.
On other days, the kitten snuggles at home with one of the hospital's staff, who has fostered him until he is moved into a forever home.