Save Itsa's Life - Donate to her Surgery Fund
Hi there, my name is Nelli. My life started off a little rough. I was scared and hungry, stuck in a storm drain at a construction site. Miraculously, a kind worker found me and saved me. Since entering my foster home through Saving One Life, I've been spoiled by my foster mom and I realize how lucky I am to not be on the streets.
Even though I love my foster mom, I am sad because I haven’t felt so good. No matter how slow I eat, I end up throwing up a lot. The only thing I can keep down is really smooth, watered down wet food. Although I love my wet food, I love to munch on some kibble but I just can’t. My foster mom noticed this too so she took me to the vet. The x-rays showed I have a vascular ring anomaly. That didn’t mean a whole bunch to me but the vet explained that there’s a ventricle from my heart that is wrapped around my esophagus and pressing on it which is why I can’t get most food down my throat into my tummy. Thankfully, I am still able to eat.
But, when we went to see the specialist on Wednesday, she told us that I wouldn’t be able to eat in a few weeks. You see, as I grow, the ventricle will tighten again my esophagus impeding my ability to eat and breathe and eventually killing me.
But, I don’t want to die. And, there’s a way I can live a nice long life…Surgery. The nice lady surgeon vet said she was confident that the surgery could remedy the issue, leaving me with minimal effects but we have to do it soon.
So, Saving One Life scheduled my surgery for Wednesday, October 24, 2018.But, this surgery isn’t exact in their budget. It is a bit expensive…$2000. So, I am asking for you to help save me by donating to my surgery. All funds donated will go towards my surgery and anything extra will go into the Austin Family Tails of Hope Medical Fund for other kitties who have major medical challenges in the future.