Last Wednesday, I noticed that Patchy boy, one of 4 cats and one of my 3 rescued cats, was silent. The always so vocal Patchy suddenly became silent, unusually silent.
He vomited once before that. He tried peeing in their litter box quite a few times. But he never was able to pee. He cannot pee. The always so clingy, affectionate, and loving cat suddenly became aloof, distant, and silent. Hours later that night, I already that he might not make it. I hugged him in bed and comforted him. He also did the same. It felt like he was saying goodbye.
But the morning after, as I was thinking of what to do, I eventually told my sister about it. She told me that I should take him to the vet for a checkup. I thought there was a glimmer of hope.
When we got to the vet, a lot of things had to be done. Aside from cleaning him up, he had to undergo urinalysis. The doctor even tried using a syringe on his penis hoping that she could take some pee out of him. But instead of pee, blood was taken. He really was in danger.
Still, we hoped that the urinalysis he had undergone and all the procedures he had to go through would help. I was recommended to change his diet. But if after a day, within 24 hours, he still can't pee and/or secrete blood instead, I should immediately take him back to her. That is an emergency. And if not, I should monitor his progress for 2 weeks. If the diet helps, that would be great. If not, he might have to undergo surgery.
When I was settling the bill, I was told that I had to pay 6080 pesos. I only had around 2600 pesos. I asked them if I could only pay for 2500 at that moment, they said yes. But I told them I would come back in the afternoon. I hoped I could get some help from other people on cat groups and pages. But the husband of the doctor said that I could also pay in installment since I was still a student. I told him I would come back in the afternoon. I had to leave Patchy for a while.
Hours later, I was still not able to get any help. I went back to the veterinary clinic after I messaged them on messenger asking if I can only pay in installment. They were so nice and compassionate enough to let us go.
But the real issue does not end there. That was Thursday, the day I and Patchy went to the vet. But today, he still cannot pee. He secretes blood instead. He would not even lie in bed with me anymore. He sleeps under my bed and hides in the most secluded part of it. He vomited countless times yesterday (Thursday) and even today (Friday). I cannot keep track of the numbers anymore.
Others may think that he is just an animal, just a pet. But he was my best friend, my brother, and my son. The days I saved Butter (my first rescue) and Patchy and his brother Cookie were the days I told myself I would give them a better life. I thought I was helping them out, that I was saving them. But no, they saved me and they always helped me out.
I do not have the capacity yet. And I know that you should only have a pet when you are capable. But I am doing my best to work on a life that I and my cats deserve. But for now, I hope you would help me save his life. I still have a bill to settle and I was also hoping I could take him back to the vet to have his operation.
Please save Patchy's life. Thank you!