Please help save my Chaplin!

Thank you all for reading this and for all your kind words and gestures of support!

As many of you know, last night when I returned home, I found my wonderful cat and my best friend, laying in a considerable amount of his blood. He was not responsive, but he was conscious. He was in more pain than I can handle. He was stiff and his belly was rigid and expanded to a terrible degree.

I rushed him to emergency care, where it was determined that he had suffered from a serious blockage that had caused life threatening damage. He was brought in for a urgent treatment. 

His current state is considered to be promising, however its touch and go, as these issues, and the fact that he naturally has a murmur in his heart, can be very fragile in regard to the approach from medical professionals. 

It is hoped that he will only need another day or two at the hospital, and after some expensive tests, he will most likely need to take some medicines for the rest of his existence. 

I have already suffered the terrifying ordeal of losing a pet, where some years ago I unfortunately lost my sweet Maltese Poodle Baby to a car accident and have truly been traumatized ever since. It is a terrible experience and given the sheer innocence and unconditional love that a loving pet can provide, it is a texture of pain unmatched by any other in this world. I cannot help but associate all this emotion with those old wounds from Baby, but I am trying to remain positive and just try make sense of it at this stage.

I don't have the easiest time asking for support with emotional issues, but the total bills on this were astronomical, at $3000... and even though I can always repress or push through or find support with family for my emotional pain, it has been expressed to me by those same family members that I should reach out to find support for these very tangible medical bills. 

I know most of you who would read this do not know Chaplin, but he is the most charismatic and loving cat... if you do know him, you can attest for the others who may not have been blessed to meet his acquaintance. He absolutely means the world to me.

If anyone can find it in their heart to donate a small amount in support of this struggle, I would forever remember the favor and as a Sicilian, I would never think twice if the opportunity should arise that I might repay you in this same manner or some manner like it - a circumstance and a repayment, which I hope never arises.

I would like to thank you all in advance for considering, donating, sharing this link, and reaching out to support... Chaplin and I both love you very much!

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Charles Michael Barone III
Boston, MA

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