Hi, my name is Trinity Penelope and I am 11 years old. My interests include sleeping, bird watching and cuddling. I live in a loving home with my mom, however; due to recent medical issues we need your help.
During a visit with my vet in February, he noticed some abnormalities with my eyes and put me on a diet to shed a few pounds. He referred me to an eye doctor, who diagnosed me with glaucoma, an eye disease that I would have to be treated for for the rest of my life. Three months later I had follow-ups. The vet said I was losing weight at a healthy rate and was clear of any diseases such as diabetes. With daily use of eye drops, the eye doctor was seeing improvements.
Then in June, I was admitted to the hospital for anorexia and vomiting. I stayed overnight, where they hydrated me with IV fluids and ran a series of expensive tests. During this visit, I developed corneal ulcers, which may be a result of my chronic eye disease. With the exception of signs of arthritis in my spine, all of the other tests came back normal and I was sent home with pain medication, eye drops and medicine to help boost my appetite.
Since I came home I started to get my appetite back and I'm feeling a little better, but there are still unanswered questions as to how I ended up in the hospital. If my condition doesn't start to improve, the next step would be to run an ultrasound. I also need to continue with frequent follow-ups with my eye doctor.
Ongoing checkups and hospitalizations are very expensive and are becoming a financial hardship for my mom. Over the past few years she has overcome a number of challenges, but through all of this, she has managed to provide me with a loving home, the best food and medical care. I am a happy kitty and I love my home. Any help, no matter how big or how small, will ensure that I continue my ongoing healthcare and I know that my mom would be so appreciative.