Then, in October of 2020, a good friend of mine said she had found a small, black kitten, horribly malnourished and on death's door by her house, all alone and sick. Having no one else to take her, I took the kitten off her hands.
She was diagnosed with giardia, and with the help of my vet, she managed to kick it and lead a healthy life, albeit very small. She's six months old in this picture, but just under six pounds.
She's playful, and absolutely loves her raccoon, Mr. Blue, who she packs everywhere. She's also quite mischievous...
Shortly after Thanksgiving of 2020, though, Aurora caught the novel coronavirus, which can be passed from humans to cats. I took her to the vet, and she seemed to recover with the help of some antibiotics.
However, I then noticed a strange fog forming inside her eyes, and a persistent fever.
After much, MUCH testing, we came to the realization that Aurora had developed FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), a deadly condition that causes fluid buildup in the lungs, severe neurological issues, and in 95% of cases, death. Needless to say, I was devastated. I didn't want to lose my cuddle bug.
However, there is hope. She has the dry form of FIP, which develops much more slowly, and there are experimental treatments that raise the survival rate from 5% to closer to 90%. The only problem is: the drug needed for this is incredibly expensive.
That's what this GoFundMe is for. I am asking you, the people, to find the kindness to donate and help me save my sweet baby. She doesn't deserve this. I know times are tough, and if you can't afford to donate, that's fine, but please try to share and spread the word. I am autistic and disabled, so any help is greatly appreciated. All those who donate will receive updates on her condition and treatment.
Just please... help me save my girl.
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