I brought home Ginger, my male kitten at 5 mo. old. His Mom was an outdoor cat that got knocked up by a three-legged stray. (Great gene pool) He acted very antisocial and would often drool a lot and stay secluded for days at a time. The first Vet told me he had Feline Cerebral Paulsy and put him on growth hormones. No luck. The next Vet diagnosed a liver shunt. Poor little guy's liver isn't cleaning the toxins in his blood stream. I had him on I.V. fluids every other day, and oral medicine. The surgery is around $2000, two hours away, and studies on this in the past look extremely grim. Anyway, I made the appt., and he's going under the knife in a couple of hours. They had to preform a bunch of tests yesterday, and it turns out he is a perfect candidate for the surgery. He's such a brave little guy. I feel bad for him having to stay up there for a few days and go through all of this. Please wish him a full recovery. If everything goes well, it will increase his quality of life a thousand fold. I did a bunch of research, and don't want to bore you with the details, but has anyone else experienced a risky surgery with a pet?