Help save Stumps the feral kitten!

$1,895 of $1,900 goal

Raised by 70 people in 8 days
James Gielow  SAN DIEGO, CA

I've been feeding three feral kittens for the last few months. I was able to get them past their respiratory infections a couple months ago, but then recently they began disappearing. One at a time. It's been torture to watch.

Now there's only one left! Little Stumps. Shes a beautiful and sweet yet timid girl. She was also born without a tail. As of two days ago, she began having motor skill issues. Her kidneys are failing and may have been poisoned!

I've decided that I'm tired of letting these innocent babies die. So I'm sitting a vets office watching the bill get bigger and bigger. We're flushing her system while she in in intesive care.

I can't afford the care that she needs, but have decided that if she pulls through, I'll be officially adopting her. So I'm reaching out for kind-hearted people to help me save this baby's life.

She may be wobbly for the rest of her life and will need care. I'm willing to do that, but first we need to make sure she's healthy and has all her shots. She just needs a fighting chance to make it. She just needs you.

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Update 27
Posted by James Gielow
6 hours ago
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Cutting up lines of aluminum hydroxide like some kind of drug addict over here. The only way to get 1/16th of a tablespoon is by eyeball and division.

Then I crush some pepcid and add it to the mix. When it's mealtime, I add a little fish oil for the omega3s. So... Party time over here!

Tonight's SubQ was seamless. I swaddled Stumps and nuzzled her face the entire time. She purred nonstop all the way through. A prefect little water balloon. I make a good wet nurse.
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Update 26
Posted by James Gielow
1 day ago
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Stumpdate: She's acting like a normal cat. Jumping all over the place, hissing at my dog (who will always be my favorite, shh). She's looking fantastic!

Although now she looks like a water balloon from the SubQ. Which was way more chill tonight. She didn't struggle at all and I hummed a little lullaby to her while we did it. She actually purred, the big dummy. And the amount of affection she's showing me is unlike anything I've seen from a cat before. And I've had several in my life.

Follow up appointment is on Tuesday to check her numbers again and go over the ultrasound results with Dr. Romero.
The cuddles are intense y'all.
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Update 25
Posted by James Gielow
1 day ago
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Not the best video quality, but she's doing great today. All playful and exploring the house. I MUST get a scratch post! She's gonna shred everything, I can already tell.
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Update 24
Posted by James Gielow
2 days ago
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Not the best news from the ultrasound today. We still don't know if it's from a toxin or from FIP. If it's the latter, then we have some serious problems long term.

It seems to me that we know just as little as we did before the ultrasound. But there are a whole bunch of new words I didn't know before.

I meet again with Dr. Romero on Monday to discuss the results. There's a part of me that feels like she's getting better and will continue to with all the care and meds. Perhaps I'm not being realistic though.

My many thanks to the VCA Emergency Animal Hospital, David and Dr. Elizabeth Yi for doing the scans at cost! About half what they normally charge. But David saw this campaign and was moved by all the support and love for our little feral Stumperton P. Fluffbutt.
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Stephanie Morningstar
1 day ago

You've made a friend for life ♥

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Jessica Gonzalez
4 days ago

Hey James, we talked recently about the coral tree. If you email me, I will give you the info for a vet that might help pro bono. It's not a guaranty but she's a pretty amazing lady...

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$1,895 of $1,900 goal

Raised by 70 people in 8 days
Created March 18, 2017
KC
$10
Kathleen Connor
16 hours ago
RB
$35
Ryan Bowcott
1 day ago
$50
Kathy Gielow
2 days ago
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CC
$85
Crystal Cuevas
2 days ago
1
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$15
Jessica Wood
3 days ago
1
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another lil bump 4 Stumps <3

LH
$40
Lisa Hancock
3 days ago
1
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"there's no place like home" ... glad she's found such a good one

$40
Teishia Mathews
3 days ago
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You know I am a sucker for kitties..... because of you Stumps has a chance..if she makes it through she is going to have the most amazing papa she could hope for!

JD
$20
Jessica Diaz
3 days ago
1
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Hoping for Stumps quick recovery! ❤

MB
$25
Mardi Brown
3 days ago
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C'mon, team Stumps.

CA
$20
Cassandra Anderson
4 days ago
Stephanie Morningstar
1 day ago

You've made a friend for life ♥

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Jessica Gonzalez
4 days ago

Hey James, we talked recently about the coral tree. If you email me, I will give you the info for a vet that might help pro bono. It's not a guaranty but she's a pretty amazing lady...

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