Hi! My name is Delaney Strong and I'm fundraising to help with the care of our kitten, Zipper.
Zipper is our 7 month old kitten who was recently diagnosed with FIP, a rare mutation of a feline coronavirus. Little ironic in today's day and age, but true. The treatment is not FDA approved and expensive.
We adopted this sweet baby the end of January 2022 and my kids immediately fell in love! She was just what our family needed. Our 4 year old is absolutely obsessed and totes her around everywhere.
About 3 days ago, I noticed her behavior changing and her appetite drop. The next day her breathing was labored and she had fluid coming out her nose, and her gums were super pale.
We rushed her to the vet where she was cared for by an amazing team. She was anemic, turning blue from lack of oxygen and found to have over 15ml of fluid in her chest. In such critical condition, they were only able to drain the 15ml from her chest which eased the pressure on her lungs and get her some fluids and oxygen.
I thought I was going to lose her. I've lost a cat to FIP before there was a treatment. Thank heavens for social media and animal lovers! I shared what was happening in her adoption group page and within minutes, I was referred to a group that has since been able to help us get on the path to helping Zipper. She went from a 3-5% chance of living and possibly having to put her down to her chances being 80-90%.
Her care plan will consist of 84 shots, 1-2 a day at $60 a vial for the medication we have shipped to us, in addition to the vet care cost we will have in helping to stabilize her. We will need around 17 vials of medication. In total, we are looking at around $3,000-$3,500 between the meds and vet care. We would use any donations to help with the cost of vet care and the medications we have to have shipped to us.
As of today, she is still at the vet receiving oxygen and we can't wait till we can get her home! Anything will help! Thank you in advance for helping our sweet girl have a fighting chance! We are so grateful for your help!