October is named for the protagonist in Seanan McGuire’s "Toby Daye" book series. (They are a fun read, check them out.) Toby Daye is a fighter who doesn't let overwhelming odds get in her way, and often ends up almost losing her life in each book. Like her namesake, my little kitten is a fighter! Aside from the trouble breathing, she has been eating and playing, and has been generally happy throughout the whole ordeal.
As you all might imagine, after so much loss in the last year, and with how much I love my little kitten, I had to do all I could to try and see her through this. (No matter the money, there was nothing I could do for my brother or my other kittens.) Of course, 4 days of oxygen and a stay in the hospital don't come cheap, and I racked up over $6500 in charges. I was able to set up a medical credit card that allows me to pay this off over 6 months, and I am pulling money out of my meager savings account to cover all I can. That said, if anyone would be willing to chip in to help cover any part of these bills, October, her brother Raj, and I would be eternally grateful.
PS: I have been uploading pictures of October & Raj to Flickr. If you would like to take a look at some adorable kittens check out Photos of October & Raj