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Help for Minnie the kitten!!

$11,705 of $12,000 goal

Raised by 328 people in 11 months
Meet Minnie, the rescue kitten! 

Minnie has been diagnosed with persistent right aortic arch, which means an embryonic branch of her heart is wrapped around her esophagus. Her esophagus is constricted so she can't eat solid foods. As a result, her growth is severely stunted. In July, Minnie was 3 months old and only 1.8 tiny but mighty pounds!

We need YOUR help to raise funds for Minnie's treatment! She had surgery on 9/18/17, but we are not out of the woods yet... Minnie has shown very little improvement since surgery and we fear that more procedures will be needed. Please help our little girl so she can grow and live a full life!

Minnie's surgery in September was at the University of Florida, by a surgeon that has experience treating her rare condition. She is growing, playing, and giving us all of her love. With YOUR help, we have hope that Minnie can get well and one day enjoy a REAL MEAL!

Thank you all <3
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Hi everybody!! So sorry I haven’t updated Minnie’s GoFundMe, it has been a hectic start to the new year! If you have Instagram, check out Minnie’s page @minniekitten it is kept up to date :)
She is doing really well after her THREE esophagus dilation procedures. She can eat solid foods now but sometimes has some reflux. We are coming up on her first birthday in March! She will be spayed soon as well :)
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Dear GoFundMe family,

We took little Minnie to a specialist today. She is scheduled for an esophagoscopy on Thursday, and if they see a stricture they will dilate the esophagus with a little balloon. The idea is that her surgery in Sept. released the ligaments constricting her esophagus from the outside, and now hey have to go inside and inflate it a bit.

Minnie will be under anesthesia but she can go home later that day. She may need several balloon dilations over the next two weeks to force her esophagus to heal correctly... each procedure will be very costly. The high range of Thursday’s estimate is another $4,000

We still have a little left in the Minnie fund but there’s not enough to cover this expense. Please share Minnie’s story and GoFundMe page with whomever you can... literally every dollar helps! We’ve come this far and are optimistic for her future ❤️
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Dear GoFundMe family,

Sweet lil Minnie continues to regurgitate solid foods. We have nearly perfected our feeding method to keep this from happening, but she will vomit if we deviate even the smallest amount! She is growing and is otherwise a healthy and happy kitten.

Minnie has an appointment for another procedure at UF on November 2nd. She will have an esophagoscopy to examine the inside of her esophagus, and we’ll take it from there depending on her results she made need additional surgery or treatments to improve.

Thank you all for your donations and continued support. Couldn’t have even begun to help her without your generosity!!
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Hi GoFundMe family. It has been two weeks since surgery and Minnie is not much improved. We are having to syringe feed her and keep her on antibiotics for her pneumonia.
In spite of this, she continues to play, love, and grow!! We are hopeful that her esophagus will heal in time and she can live a more normal life.
This has turned out to be much more complicated and expensive than we expected. Couldn’t have done any of it without you!!
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