Zane is an 11 month old kitty. While technically a family cat, his heart wholly belongs to our three boys. He spends all of his time following them, playing with them, or sleeping on them - when he's not helping his brother in and out of mischief that is.
We adopted him with his brother in December of 2019 and have been absolutely blessed to have this sweet little guy in our home. Upon adopting these two kitties, our children named them. Zane is named by our eight year old for a ninja, because of his "sneaky cool" ways.
Unfortunately, on 10/20/20, we brought our sweet guy into the vet because he seemed to be having a hard time catching his breath. The diagnosis and prognosis were nothing we were anticipating or had even fathomed. Our Zane is very, very sick. He has (maybe) weeks or, on the optimistic side, a couple of months without treatment. He has (wet) FIP, Feline Infectious Peridontitis. This is caused by a strain of coronavirus that infects cats. Zane's type is wet, meaning his body is producing a fluid that is gradually filling his lungs, making it very difficult for him to breathe. He's also not growing like he should be, making him much smaller than his brother.
We can't afford this on our own. I wish we could, I wish so desperately we could have just taken medication home from the vet yesterday and our sweet little guy could be on the road to recovery, but that wasn't even an option. The medicine is still considered experimental, but has shown really great success.
His treatment will come to almost $40 a day for nearly three months. We just...can't. We can't make that money appear and we can't lose Zane. We are asking for $1500, about half of what the full treatment will be, provided it goes smoothly.
Any amount helps. Any amount might get us to another week of treating him, and hopefully save his life. Any amount we receive on here will go for treating him, and with any luck that is all. If for some really heartbreaking reason he doesn't finish this, we would give the remaining funds to another who needs to treat their cat.
It is recommended that I express how grateful we would be for help, and I wish I could put that into words. There aren't really words to describe how much we love this little guy. Especially our kids, he's just so good with the kids. My eight year old especially, it's the sweetest bond.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for any kind thoughts/prayers/vibes/etc you might send for Zane in the stead of funds.
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