Meet Destiny, a now 12 year old cat I’ve taken in 9 years ago. 9 years on Destiny has become a member of my family.
On 1st May 2019, Destiny was diagnosed with FELINE AORTIC THROMBOEMBOLISM (FATE). I was told by the vet that, she only had 25% chance of surviving which will be determined by the next 24 to 48 hours. For those of you who are not familiar with FELINE AORTIC THROMBOEMBOLISM (FATE), FATE is a heart condition which paralyses the cat’s back limbs due to blood clot forming around the heart. The vet actually said she suffered a stroke as a result of the blood clot which then paralysed her limbs.
Fortunately enough Destiny made it past 24 to 48 hours and was showing signs of improvement and even got discharged on 6th May 2019. Unfortunately on 10th May she was re-admitted due to abnormal breathing and needed Oxygen to support with her breathing. They also said she had fluid in her lungs after they’ve X-rayed her. Destiny has spent a further 7 days at the vet and was discharged on 17/05/2019.
She was scheduled for an ultrasound on 16th May 2019 to see if they could come up with a long term solution. With around the clock care and being on medication for the rest of her short life, the medical bill is stacking up and I want her to have the best possible chance at survival. After the ultrasound, they’ve changed her medication dosage and even replaced some of the medication. On 29/05/2019, Destiny was hospitalised again and spent her time in the oxygen chamber to stabilise her breathing. She was discharged on 03/06/2019.
I took Destiny in for a blood and urine test on 05/06/2019 to get her protein level and kidneys checked. The vet advised they need to cover every ground, especially with the medication she’s on which has left me between a rock and a hard place.
Anyway, I know I don’t have the right to plea for help. If Destiny could ask for your help, she would. I don’t actually regret taking her in, not one bit. When I lived in London, Destiny belonged to a neighbour after the said neighbour moved out they decided to leave Destiny behind. Every evening on my way home, I’d see Destiny sat on her old doorstep waiting to be let in as a result I ended up taking her in and I made a promise to myself and Destiny that I’d give her a better life and never abandon her. I’m doing all I can to fight for her but no matter how hard I try I still feel hopeless especially when she’s been turned away by insurers.
Thank you for your support and time.