Help my kitty battle FIP

Fundraising campaign by Orvas Anca
  • US$348.00
    raised of $1,260.00 goal
27% Funded
8 Donors
Raised offline: $500.01
Total: $848.01

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My 7 months old kitten was diagnosed with a deadly disease, called FIP, Feline Infectious Peritonitis with a mortality rate greater than 95%. This disease is not a common one, but the virus that provokes it is the feline coronavirus that a lot of cats have. This virus is generally overcome by the cats’ immune system, but in 5 to 10% of cases it suffers a mutation and that’s the cruel fate my kitten is going through.

Her symptoms started like a week ago. Overnight, our usual energic cat started to distance herself from us, looking for refuge in places where she could be alone. She started not to eat almost anything. and her belly seemed bigger than usual. At the time we used to think that she’s a bit overweight because God knows how much she loves eating, to the point where she would steal our other kitten’s food and try to bury it by scratching the floor in order to save it for later.

We took her to the vet, and that’s when we found out the disturbing news. I froze, and my boyfriend left the room to hide his reaction. We were presented with 3 options: boosting her immune system, an experimental treatment which costs a few thousand dollars in the long term, and putting her to sleep. The only thing we could do is pick the first option, because we couldn’t afford giving her the experimental treatment.

It was hard for us to accept that we have to reveal our financial situation to the veterinarian, but in these situations you have to be transparent. The doctor was very lenient and agreed to help us free of charge, until we have the money to pay him. We established to get her to the vet in the morning for infusions and take her in the evening, since we caouldn’t afford let her stay there during the night. Even though our veterinarian and everyone there is trying really hard, Lisa’s chances to survive were very slim on that treatment, it was a palliative one...

At the moment she eats and drinks water by herself, likes to be petted, which is uncommon for other cats in her situation. When we saw how much she’s fighting and is trying to survive, we decided to help her fight her fight.

Sleepless nights, calculations which left us terrified and the continual struggle to find a solution lead us to a hard road, but not impossible to achieve. In order for her to have higher chances of survival, we had to opt for the experimental treatment against FIP. We tried to call for help everywhere we could, but it’s not enough. A vial is 70-75$, and the treatment lasts up to 84 days. A vial ensures 3-5 days of treatment, and we cannot afford this in the longer term, not even close. We also have to do monthly blood tests and to get her pills for liver because the treatment can attack the liver.

We started the treatment, we bought some vials for $70 dollars ( 1 USD = 4 times our RON), but we don't know when our budget ends. I wasted 2 doses because I had to do the injection myself and I couldn't do it. I hate to see her crying. I had a panic attack, the liquid ended on her fur. We started because of the donors, we have to fight now! Please, help us to continue it! We managed to do so much because of them! I write this on day 5 of the treatment!

UPDATE: Right now we are on day 10 and we managed to get 24 doses out of 84, but we have a long journey ahead! We can't stop the treatment!

I almost lost hope in humanity, I spent 3 days without sleeping trying to post our story everywhere and everyone ignores us or wants money in return, even though they know we don't have any money left. I think I'll sell my jewelry and my bf is going to sell his computer, but even if we're going to do we can't afford it and there are a lot of things we need to pay too.

We need every donor that wants to help Lisa survive. We need to enjoy every moment with her! Please help an innocent soul, a kitten that looked like would live for a hundred years, to pass away so soon.




Every dollar means a lot for us! Even 1 dollar means everything! We need to have a lot of backers, thank you for your time!

Thank you so much for your time!

Organizer

  • Orvas Anca
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 13, 2021
$10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 31, 2021
  • Wishing you and Lisa nothing but well wishes and good health.

$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 05, 2021
$150.00
Apr 08

Day 56!

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 11:01 am

Hello everyone! I know it's been a long time since I posted here, but on our Facebook page I posted everyday!Unfortunately we didn't have so much luck here :( I've been trying really hard to keep posting updates and share my story everyday, but they were ignored by 99% of. . . . .

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Mar 07

Day 22-23

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 05:55 pm

Lisa, the energic kitten, is back and ready to run marathons inside the house alongside Sophie. The vet told us that the skin reactions from the injections are healing up slowly but surely, which makes me so happy. We love her so much and are doing everything in our power. . . . .

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Mar 05

Day 18-21

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 01:52 pm

Lisa feels fine, she runs like the wind and eats more than ourselves! If you ask her if she wants food she runs at you, especially when we come home from the vet. She wants to regain her strength after injections so she tells us loudly that she's hungry!Unfortunately, there. . . . .

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Mar 01

Day 13-17

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 11:04 am

Today we are on day 17/84 of the treatment. I remember the first day before we started it, we took Lisa from her infusions at 7 PM and then come back home where we noticed that our angel is in a very bad condition. She didn’t eat, she slept all. . . . .

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Feb 24

Day 11 & 12

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 04:14 pm

As you can see below, there isn' so much to say! Lisa is getting better and better and I really hope we will be able to buy the rest of the vials for 84 days. Our Lisa sleeps again like she used to when she was little!She doesn't like the

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Feb 23

Day 9 & 10

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 01:24 pm

Day 9 and 10 are finally the ones with good news because we saw as lot of improvement! Lisa feels much better and seems to act almost like she did before! She plays with Sophie, we hear her running in the morning, she eats more than we do, and she. . . . .

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Feb 22

Day 7 & 8

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 07:35 am

During these days we were very happy, because Lisa seems better and better! She plays a little, eats so much and lies next to us all the time! Sophie, our other cat, thought she can play now and she tried to jump on her, but Lisa doesn’t have the necessary. . . . .

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Feb 17

Day 5 & 6

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 10:20 pm

On day 5 at 5 in the morning I tried to get Lisa out of her carrier to play with her new toys. After many attempts she finally came to me and started playing with my hair scrunchies. She ate a little, she didn’t drink water, but I tried to. . . . .

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Feb 16

Day 3 & 4

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 05:49 pm

Day 3 – This day was one with a very strong emotional charge for us, because we wasted 2 doses in my attempt to give her the shot. They both ended up on her fur in some way or another. I can’t watch her suffer, my heart breaks. After a. . . . .

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Feb 13

Day 1 and 2 of treatment

Update posted by Orvas Anca at 06:43 pm

Day 1 – after the first shot she felt weak ( her body is probably fighting ) and slept for most of the day, but she started to eat more by herself. We were so nervous because we heard that some poor souls died after the first injection, so we. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

8 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jun 13, 2021
$10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 31, 2021
  • Wishing you and Lisa nothing but well wishes and good health.

$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 05, 2021
$150.00
  • Alicia Paez
  • Donated on Feb 24, 2021
  • Please stay strong!

$10.00
  • Rob
  • Donated on Feb 20, 2021
  • Good luck

$20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 19, 2021
  • I wish I could give more, stay strong ❤️

$8.00
  • Steve
  • Donated on Feb 16, 2021
  • For little Lisa.

$30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 14, 2021
$100.00

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US$348.00
raised of $1,260.00 goal
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8 Donors
Raised offline: $500.01
Total: $848.01

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