I have a number of rescue cats, all of whom I love deeply, but Oatmeal and I have an especially special bond. I raised his mom and siblings since birth, and Oatmeal is one of the most affectionate and lovable cat you will ever meet. He is the definition of a lapcat.
Two weeks ago, Oatmeal started wheezing. I took him to the vet, who diagnosed him with a common cough and flu. After about a week of medication, Oatmeal's cough improved, but I realised he was becoming more and more lethargic as time went by. He wouldn't eat or drink, and preferred to sleep through the day. He even turned away his favourite food - tuna.
When I brought him to the vet the next day, the tests came back positive for coronavirus and strong indicators of one of the things I was dreading to hear.
I was absolutely heartbroken. Oatmeal is only 2 years old with the rest of his life ahead of him. Dry FIP is a death sentence for cats, but I am determined to fight for Oatmeal's chance at living as full a life as he can.
I am reaching out in hopes of raising enough funds to help Oatmeal fight this killer virus and once again enjoy his lap cuddles. Despite his diagnosis and sickness, he is a trooper; always ready with his motorboat purr and headbutts.
Any amount you can spare would be deeply appreciated. If you can't afford to donate, I would be equally grateful if you shared this page with others who can.
He's holding onto his fighting spirit, but I hope you keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I know he'd appreciate all the positive vibes he can get.
Thank you in advance and I hope all the good karma will come back your way one way or another one fine day!