Greetings, I am asking for assistance in treating Brodie, a beautiful one and a half year old kitty who has been through so much already in his short life in his battle with FIP. Brodie needs a series of tests (ultrasound, chest x rays, a possible chest tap and complete bloodwork, including a separate test to identify parasites if any) to see if he has relapsed into FIP again. Having spent most of his life fighting FIP, it is critical that he have these diagnostic tests as soon as possible.
The veterinarian estimates the cost of these procedures at $2,347. Will you help Brodie who has been through so much already?
Below are the details of his struggle thus far.
Brodie began treatment on April 23, 2022, at 3 months old, when diagnosed with thoracic FIP (fluid in his chest), which needed to be tapped to remove the fluid. He has gone through 121 painful shots and 210 days of pills totaling 313 days of treatment since he was first diagnosed at 3 months old. He relapsed on November 23, during an extended observation, with abdominal wet FIP (a belly full of fluid), and began his second round of treatment, almost eight months, totaling an additional 210 days. A very long time for this boy that came to me at five weeks old, extremely ill.
We are now 20 days into his second observation period for FIP treatment and he began sporadically coughing after 14 days.
Brodie saw the vet, who thinks she heard something in his chest. The vet recommended a series of tests (ultrasound, chest x rays, a possible chest tap and complete bloodwork, including a separate test to identify parasites if any).
I do not have the financial capability at this time to cover these procedures which need to be done as soon as possible to see if he is relapsing for the 2nd time and the virus has not been eradicated.
I have dedicated myself to the treatment of cats and kittens afflicted with FIP, it has been a very rewarding but costly endeavor. Having treated 7 others, including Brodie, all at the same time, has put a tremendous strain on my finances. I have not yet recovered financially to cover the future costs, which if not done, may and can result in Brodie becoming extremely ill and possibly, not surviving, if treatment is postponed indefinitely.
Since March of 2021, I have treated 11 kitties for FIP with 10 of them officially cured. Please consider helping Brodie become number 11 as his life is very much worth it. Having spent most of is life battling FIP, it is critical that he have these diagnostic tests as soon as possible.