Angel, our Angelito, is a very special kitty. Like so many cats with FIP, he was a healthy boy until he was neutered. The stress of the neuter inhibited his immune system just enough that the disease came out of it's hiding places and he became very, very sick, almost overnight. He gained over 2 lbs as his belly filled up with fluid and his skin turned dark yellow as his liver failed.
Angelito is also very lucky. His cheerful, loving attitude never waivered, even when he felt pretty awful. He came to me for treatment and we started him on a path to healthy on December 29.
His path hasn't been entirely smooth. A few weeks after he came to us, we had to sedate him to clip his long and luxurious fur, which had become matted while he was sick. He didn't recover as quickly as he should have, and we realized that Angelito's heart was damaged by how sick he had been. He went to cardiology and was started on a number of heart medications.
Since then, Angelito has never looked back. Not once. He's bright. He's playful. He's silly. He's gaining weight and gaining frame (shockingly!). He's ridiculously affectionate and quite simply, an amazing cat.
As of 2/15/20, Angel is on day 48 of 84 days of treatment for his FIP. We have raised funds to cover treatment through now, including his trip to cardiology ($350), all of his FIP medication, all of the lab work he's needed, and all of his heart medications. We need to get 8 more bottles to cover the rest of his treatment, and another trip to cardio to see if his heart disease has resolved as he's healed. We are SO CLOSE to having what we need for Angel, and every bit helps us get even closer to our goal.
If you'd like to help with Angel's treatment, there are several ways. One, donate through Go Fund Me. Two, donate through our Facebook page for The Cats At Longstreet. Three, call our veterinary clinic and donate directly, or mail a check to the clinic.
All donations are tax-deductible, as Angel is part of our rescue, The Cats At Longstreet (501 (c) 3). Thank you for all of your help.