Did I *need* another kitty? Of course not. But she needed someone, so I decided to be that person.
The first night in the hotel she climbed in bed with me and made furious biscuits. She even ate!
Unfortunately it wasn't long before she vomited everything in her stomach. Over the next five days, she slowly declined - she couldn't eat without vomiting so she stopped trying altogether. Except for 3 or 4 tiny hard balls, she didn't poop either. Dolce Pepita was becoming lethargic and even a bit "spacey."
Last night, overwhelmed by her condition, I took her to an emergency clinic where she was put on fluids and given some different medication. This morning she had back tarry stool - a possible indication of bleeding in the GI tract.
Dolce Pepita is scheduled for an ultrasound tonight, which I hope tells me something about her prospects. I want to bring her home with me tomorrow morning, but at this point everything is up in the air.
Here's where I need the help of all my animal-loving friends. Right now her medical bills are approaching the $2,800 mark and will probably go even higher. I never ask for money like this and the whole thing makes me uncomfortable. I don't regret pulling her from the shelter as she certainly would be dead now, humanely euthanized due to her illness.
If you can help Dolce Pepita I'll be forever grateful. I want to keep throwing any treatment possible at her as long as I can afford to do so, and any money helps.
- Elizabeth Jensen
- Logan Steiner
- Corinne Mitchell
- Eric Margolis
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