Baxter's FIP Fight For His Life

We are so sad to share that our handsome boy, Baxter, was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) on 10/2/2020. FIP is caused by a rare mutation of the feline coronavirus (FCov) and used to be a death sentence for cats. However, there is a new treatment available now that we have been pursuing and Baxter is responding really well to it! Within days of starting the treatment he was back to eating, playing, and hanging out with the family.

We unfortunately still have a long way to go and the treatment is very expensive. We just found out we need to extend treatment for an additional 4 weeks because his bloodwork is not where it needs to be. We have already spent $10,000+ on vet visits, bloodwork, ultrasounds, x-rays, and medication just in the last 3 months. To top it off, we have an 8 month old baby girl, Lily; so all this on top of the expenses of raising a new baby has put us in a difficult situation.

We've come so far and want to be able to finish Baxter's treatment, but we need help. We can't imagine our home without seeing him lounging in the sun on his back or begging for food all day long. So, we are asking you to please consider donating to Baxter's treatment . If you are unable to donate, please consider sharing our fundraiser with others to help Baxter fight this terrible disease.

Thank you so much for your generosity.
--Brian & Christine

Some have asked about alternative ways to donate. We have the following platforms:
--Venmo: @brianjthackston
--CashApp: $BJThackston

Thank you.


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Christine Boluda Thackston 
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