Help for Kiwi

Kiwi is a kitty that I took in several years ago from an older gentleman and his older son. There was substance abuse involved and Kiwi was not being taken care of properly, and the situation was rather urgent.  She was spayed and updated with her shots at the time I took her in.  I had tried to find rescue at that time, but it was at the height of kitten season and no one could take her.

I just recently also posted her again to help her find a home, but have received no interest, thus far. She is approximately 10 years old and a very beautiful and sweet kitty, but she does like to be the only cat. She is updated on shots. 

She had suddenly stopped eating and drinking a couple of days ago and was getting dehydrated and lethargic, so I took her to Rock Road Animal Hospital to be examined.  Her heart rate was up, she was dehydrated, but temp was normal. Blood work was pulled and they found that she had a very high liver value and was anemic. She also has a lump on her tummy. Rock Road AH suggested that she go to VSS for further care. 

She was admitted to VSS yesterday, and is being treated with supportive care and to treat for any possible infection, including IV fluids and antibiotics, anti-nausea meds and appetite stimulant. They are hoping to see her anemic level stabilize. If it continues to decline today, then the thought is that this is more than some type of infection. They are recommending an ultrasound be done on Monday.  She did eat for them last night around 11pm. Hoping to receive another update later tonight. 

Kiwi is such a sweet kitty, and I want to be able to ensure she gets all the care needed to get a diagnosis and treated so she can fully recover.  I will be so grateful for any help that can be provided to help me help her get to that point. 

VSS does not allow direct donations, so this is why I needed to create the GoFundMe. Donations can also be sent directly to my paypal account, which is RitterJL[email redacted]

Please share and if you are able to donate, please do. I know this is a difficult time of year to ask for help, but any amount will help us. 

Merry Christmas and God Bless! 
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Janice Ritter 
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