Saturday, March 8, 2014

Update on the Sick Kitties

Dear friends,

I don’t even know how to start yet another appeal for help for these five seriously ill Felix kitties. Many of you, to whom I remain immeasurably grateful, readily responded to my desperate plea for
financial support but despite our joint efforts, for at least some of these little fighters things have been going from bad to worse and time's running out. To my deep regret, Kmeca and Frca are not getting better, although they have both been under
treatment since their first symptoms showed. For one of them, the vet’s prognosis is guarded; for the other, it’s poor :(

Kmeca’s kidneys are in very bad shape and she might already be on the verge of uremia. She is being
given Epakitin, an intestinal phosphate binder which is recommended for cats with impaired kidney function and even though it can't cure her, it may increase the quality of her life as well as her life expectancy. She is also being given special medicinal food
but unfortunately, she hardly eats anything. She is as light as a feather and seems almost transparent, her energy level is severely decreased and she spends most of her time sleeping. She's looking like the epitome of misery, hopelessness and pure despair. All of
these years we've spent together have passed entirely too quickly, almost unnoticeably and I can still remember her as a tiny, minuscule kitten, just a few hours old and soaking wet as someone had thrown her, together with her two little sisters, into a manhole
right after their birth… I simply can’t imagine my life without her, a small cat with such a huge personality, long vampire fangs and a loud, distinctive voice that once heard can never be forgotten. I won’t give up on her for as long as she is not suffering, even if all of these drugs, special food and supportive therapy can't do anything else than buy her just some more time.

Frca is bone skinny and at the last visit to the vet, when a UV scan was made, it revealed that
she has an all-consuming cancer that has spread all through her abdomen and metastasized on her internal organs. She is not in pain, she eats nicely and enjoys sleeping on my bed, so putting her down is not an option, at least for now. Even as sick as she is, she is able
to find joy in her life for the time being and I don’t think I have the moral right to forcibly deprive her of whatever time she has left. She has been a true fighter since day one, a real survivor even when she was little. Although she was horribly injured when some low life
scum tried to pull her eye out, not only did she manage to recover, but she was also able to overcome her fear of humans and to live all of her life as a loving, cuddly and incredibly sweet kitty girl. The old saying “Leave no cat behind” must apply to her too and I keep
hoping that some sort of miracle will occur...

Kus Kus, Marka and Njanja are holding in there, but they are not out of the woods yet. They are still being given medicine, vitamins and special food and even though it can’t reasonably be expected that Kus Kus
and Marka, both very old, could live many more years, their time obviously has not come yet.

In such a horrible crisis, I'm well aware that I can’t help these amazingly brave furry beauties all on my own, I’m reaching out to all of you! Please,
help them if you possibly can, in any way you can and share their story far and wide! Even the smallest donations all add up and give the sick Felix kitties a chance to live! No one can do everything but everyone can do something and we can at least try and help
those little cuties, who can't win the most important fight they have ever fought, a fight for their lives, without you! Give them hope and be their strength!

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