A unique operation has been carried out in vet hospital: a kidney was grafted to a cat. The donor was the cat’s mother. Several weeks before it, the cat let catch cold, which caused a serious infection and affection of the kidney. Usually, cats with such illnesses are put to sleep. The operation of the kind could be successful, if a close relative is used as a donor. The cat’s owners were lucky: they managed to find a good donor for the operation - the cat’s mother. According to the doctors, transplants are compatible with each other, so the kidney settles down. After the rehabilitation time, the cat will be able to carry out a normal life.
Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.