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Help GUS! Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia
"Here is sweet purring Gus at Guardian Veterinary Specialists, where he has undergone numerous diagnostics since his arrival 2 days ago due to a profusely bleeding ear, including abdominal ultrasound, X-rays, and blood work. As you can see, his right eye is much paler than his left. Currently, he has been diagnosed with Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia, with an extremely elevated platelet count of 3,000, potentially worsened by his FELV status, which we only discovered while at Guardian. His previous snap test 1.5 weeks ago at ASPCA was negative, so we were devastated and shocked to learn this news. His prognosis is guarded but hopeful. Once he is discharged, he will require a foster home and immune suppressant drugs.
A recheck will determine if the treatment is helping him, and further diagnostics may be necessary based on his response to treatment. His medical bill is likely to be close to $5,000, even with the generous 50 percent discount offered by Guardian.
Just a few weeks ago, Gus was living on the streets, and if he hadn't been rescued, he would have suffered alone.
Our mission at NYC Cat Coalition is to provide support to cats who wouldn't otherwise survive without our intervention.
We deeply appreciate your support, and we encourage you to spread the word about how others can join us in our mission to help Gus and others like him."
Pantera Has a WILD Story!
Initially trapped in August of 2020, this feral tomcat was trapped, neutered, and returned to his community by one of our volunteers.
Unfortunately, after he was rescued for the second time, Pantera began to decline and was diagnosed with FIP, an incredibly unfair and cruel mutation of a normally harmless feline virus. There is no vaccine and there is one expensive, new treatment currently available. It is a long 3-month journey and not all cats with FIP are ideal candidates.
Luckily, Pantera was a good candidate, and he underwent 84 days of treatment.
Each vial of the treatment cost more than $200, which means Pantera's total course of treatment was over $4,000. Pantera was doing quite well for several months, but in February of 2022, he began to decline again. We are monitoring his care and we will be meeting with his specialist to get more information.
UPDATE: Our FIP survivor ! Pantera beat the odds and survived FIP with experimental GS drugs. He is a miracle kitty and he knows it . He’s a quiet guy who enjoys the company of other kitties , and would thrive in a quieter home where he can shine!
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