Jethro is a fighter - but he needs your help to keep going

For: Jethro
New York, NY
Organizer: All Sentient Beings
Jethro is a fighter  - but he needs your help to keep going (Jethro)
of $2,000 goal
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Raised by 22 donors

The Story

Sweet Jethro, who has vision and auditory impairments, was pulled from death row and placed into foster care where he closely bonded with another kitten named Merce. 

He was doing very well with his buddy (and "service cat") Merce at his side until he suddenly started having multiple seizures and had to be hospitalized.  He has required ICU hospitalization, IV fluids and meds, tons of diagnostic tests and scans.  $3,000+ later (and counting), he is doing much better and will probably be coming home soon.  He will require anti-seizure medication daily, but we are optimistic that he will be running around with his buddy in no time.

Any help that you can give with his ongoing medical expenses would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 21, 2016

Posted on January 21, 2016

Heartfelt thanks to all who supported our efforts to help sweet Jethro, one of our “special needs” kittens.  Jethro came to us with auditory and visual problems, but was coping very well with the help of his “service cat” Merce.  Unfortunately, he  began to suffer seizures a few months ago and had to be hospitalized for tests and treatments.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors*, the doctors were able to perform an MRI on Jethie to try to get down to the bottom of what might be causing the seizure condition.  We were hoping for something as simple and treatable as epilepsy, but the scan revealed brain damage that was not reversible.  The doctors worked on adjusting his seizure medications and after a few tweaks (and some trial and error) they have been able to find a dose that has kept our boy seizure-free for a few weeks now.  Very good news!

The best news of all is that Jethro has been adopted by a retired nurse who is able to be at home with him all day and has the background, knowledge and experience to keep our boy as healthy as he can be.  He has made fast friends with the other cats in her household and is happy, thriving and as adorable as ever.  The doctors feel that his life might not be as long as some other cats, but it looks like the quality will definitely make up for the quantity.

Thanks again for all of  your generosity and support.

*We will be leaving Jethro’s YouCaring pageup because some of his medical bills are still outstanding.

Posted on December 15, 2015

Posted on December 15, 2015

Jethro has begun to have seizures again.  He's been back to the hospital and the vets have ruled out some of the illness that they suspected could be the cause of his seizures.  They are now asking to perform some MRI and Cat Scans to find the actual cause.

We are sending out a renewed plea for help in funding these tests. Our thinking is that once the nature of his illness is clear (epilepsy or ??), then they can prescribe a more effective medication than what he is on now, which isn’t doing the trick.

Any help is greatly appreciated.  In your kindness, please pass this along to others.

Thank you.

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