In late August of 2020 Felicity suffered a stroke in the C2 (neck) causing her to have a 3 day hospital stay. We’ve found out that she may have heart disease and needs to see a specialist asap as well as she has chronic kidney disease. The stroke may be due to a vascular (circulatory system/heart related) event. Unfortunately, veterinary bills must be paid in full at the time of discharge/appointment.
Felicity was a seemingly perfectly healthy and happy ~9 year old Seal Point Siamese when one day she started to loose her balance to her left side. She started to rapidly decline. Very very soon after she was unable to move or even hold her own head. After coming home from the hospital Felicity needed around the clock nursing care. She couldn’t even meow anymore. She needed to be changed due to being unable to walk and lay on a puppy piddle pad 24/7. She needed to be repositioned every 2-3 hours to prevent skin breakdown and sores. Felicity was spoon fed and watered. A cat’s stroke is deferent from a human’s. Cats tend to recover fully to almost fully in weeks to months as they are very resilient animals. Felicity is now walking again, taking herself to the litter box, repositioning herself, meowing again, and eating and drinking on her own. She needs some adaptive devices and sometimes assistance, however. She is still weak, stiff, and unbalanced. During her recovery Felicity lost a lot of weight and muscle mass. Cats tend to be at a healthy weight around 10lbs. Felicityis 6.2lbs and fragile. She has to have a special prescription diet for her chronic kidney disease. She’s starting to eat better each day. One of my biggest worries besides vet bills are her low weight and her frequency of bowel movements which could put her right back in the hospital if I’m not careful. She takes a vet approved cat sized dose of Miralax as needed.
Felicity is a properly registered and papered Emotional Support Animal (ESA—*not a service animal* :) ). She was adopted from Clark County Humane Association in 2018 after the anniversary of my brother’s passing from a very aggressive and rare childhood bone cancer. I found her on PetFinder. She was taken back to the shelter a few times by others, but she will be staying with me until her passing. I promised to give her the best and happiest life that I possibly could. I asked her “if you help me, I promise to always help you no matter what happens.” She meowed back at me. She’s never scratched, clawed, bit, or swiped at me me nor anyone, ever! She’s a very sweet, loving, cuddly, and very vocal kitty. I care for her as family. I love her deeply like family. She is like my baby girl.
*Update: On 11-06-2020 Felicity visitedthe vet for a check up in the hopes to be able to have a bowel movement and get supplemental nutrition to gain weight and strength. Unfortunately, due to her presentation it was decided that it was best for her to be put to rest. My dearly loved kitty, Felicity, passed away the morning of 11-06-2020.
100% of any monetary assistance will be put towards Felicity’s Veterinary bills.
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