Hope for Olimar

47482954_1587180473466238_r.jpeg47482954_1587181451604767_r.jpegWe adopted Olimar at four months old on August 8th, 2019. Just recently, a day before his first birthday, Olimar was hospitalized April 15th, 2020, Olimar had to be hospitalized because he had a very high fever of 104.1 Fahrenheit and a mid-abdominal mass. On his birthday, April 16th, 2020 Olimar received an abdominal ultrasound that confirmed he had enlarged abdominal lymph nodes. The same day he received a fine-needle aspirate which took samples of his enlarged lymph nodes and spleen. These samples were sent to Auburn University and are currently being tested for FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis). Well, what is FIP? FIP is ironically a mutated strain of the feline coronavirus and is a fatal disease with no current cure.
47482954_1587181872148801_r.jpeg Simply trying to find out what might be wrong with him drained me, Brianna of my entire savings account. I am a nineteen-year-old, first-year college student. The likelihood I can afford even supportive care or even possible treatment for him is little to none. He has been one of the most critical and integral parts of our lives. He provides so much joy, amusement, hope, and love throughout the whole house. Life without him is simply baffling and heartbreaking to even contemplate. We do not want to condemn him or give up on him. But even now, it feels like I am already grieving his death. We want to allow him to have a fighting chance so so so badly and unfortunately lack to ability to give him that chance on our own. There is a very promising treatment for FIP that involves an expensive antiviral drug. Olimar would need to undergo at least 12 weeks of treatment, and the earlier he begins the more promising the results. Although we are still waiting on a final diagnosis, all funds will go towards Olimar's medical bills to get him the help he deserves, FIP or not. 47482954_1587182367950076_r.jpeg47482954_1587182428629386_r.jpeg

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Brianna Giarusso 
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Warwick, RI
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