Help Misty beat FIP!

Hello, our names are Meagan and Kris. We are the parents of 3 crazy cats and one blue and gold macaw. The blue eyed beauty in this picture is our oldest and first cat Misty (age 6). Misty is our ringleader whose favorite activities are stealing human food, taking our pillows at night and patiently waiting by the door for us to get home every single day. A couple of weeks ago we noticed Misty was acting lethargic, was not eating, and seemed like she was in pain. After some blood work, and a couple of vet visits, the vet concluded she had a bacterial infection. A few days ago, she completed her round of antibiotics and to our surprise was still not herself. Desperate for answers we drove an hour away to an animal hospital where she was diagnosed with wet FIP.  Wet FIP is a fatal, painful disease in cats that allows fluid to collect, thus damaging blood vessels. In Mistys case she has fluid collecting in her abdomen making it very difficult for her to walk or lay down comfortably. 
 
Two days ago, our veterinarian gave Misty days to weeks to live. Our animals are our whole world so as you can imagine, our world came crashing down.

FIP was almost always fatal until recently. There is a treatment out there that will possibly cure our sweet girl. Misty is a fighter and despite being terribly ill we can see she's not ready to give up. We cannot imagine our little family without our Misty. I am a full time dental hygiene student who due to my overwhelming course load is unable to work until graduation (May 2023). Kris put off returning to school in order to support us financially. He is currently working full time in the restaurant industry. We started Misty's treatment but are struggling to figure out how we can continue to treat her. We are uncomfortable asking for help because we know these animals are solely our responsibility, but we are desperate for help in order to give Misty her 9 lives she deserves! So far we have spent almost a grand on vet bills since she started having symptoms and on treatment. At the very least we are expecting to pay about $1400 more on treatment, vet bills, and supplies needed. The cost will vary depending on her case. 

All donations will go strictly to Mistys treatment, vet bills, and supplies needed for her treatment. Anything left over will go towards the research and treatment of this horrible disease.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read Misty's story and thank you for helping our furfamily❤️
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Meagan Barnes 
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Binghamton, NY
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