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Weʼre raising £400 to help a very dear old family member, Mr Poopy, fight infection caused by diabetes

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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I am raising funds to purchase antibiotics and bladder protector for a very dear family member who is fighting constant infection due to diabetes.
Mr Poopy was rescued 7 years ago through Cat protection, Brighton. 4 Years ago I went through extreme health problems and Mr Poopy was always by my side giving me cuddles, resting his head on my chest and soothing me with his purr. Now it is my turn to look after him. 6 weeks ago he was diagnosed with diabetes, without hesitation I took the plunge to inject him twice daily at precise times and only allow him special prescription diabetic cat food. Unfortunately for cats it can take up to 3 months to get their glucose under control, his is still very high. This has meant that he has kept having UTIs with alarming amounts of blood present. This has been painful for him as well. We have gone through several courses of antibiotics, blood tests, scans etc and I was told today that if the 14 day course of bacteria-specific antibiotics he is now on doesn't fix it, he may have to remain on them for the rest of his life. These meds (not including his insulin) cost £42 a fortnight and the bladder protector which lines his bladder to help fight infection costs £14 per fortnight plus £35 for the consultation
This old gent still has so much life and love, he is not just a pet, he is family.
So far I have been able to fund his medication but am unable to do so for the next 8+ weeks. Without these antibiotics Mr Poopy experiences a lot of pain.
Please help me to help this dear friend

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  • Melanie Maelo

    Melanie Maelo

    11 days ago

    Melanie Maelo

    Just to update everybody on Mr Poopy's progress. We are now on day 4 post-antibiotics. Watching him closely to make sure there are no signs of the bladder infection returning. He seems very well in himself. Yesterday I caught him chasing a leaf around the courtyard! I've not seen him playing for well over a year. We're assuming the diabetes is being held in check by his insulin. We've a fructosamine blood test coming up in a week (£175!) This will give the vet a view of his glucose levels over the past 4 weeks, decision can be made on dosage.

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    25 days ago

    Melanie Maelo

    Update: Mr Poopy is so much brighter although his appetite has not yet returned. The antibiotics really seem to be making a huge difference to his overall demeanor and wellbeing. He has been giving more cuddles and following me about like a lost puppy dog. Hi blood glucose has dropped massively. We are hoping to have this all under control within another 6-8 weeks. Thanks to all for your lovely messages and support

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    a month ago

    Melanie Maelo

    Thank you so much for the wonderful support! To update on Mr Poopy's progress - the strong antibiotics he is taking have obviously started their magic, he seems a lot brighter this morning and has a bit more of an appetite. He is off to see the nurse at lunch time to check his mid-day glucose levels to see what adjustments need to be made. Until his glucose levels are fully under control it seems he may have to remain on these antibiotics.

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  • Denise McSpadden

    Denise McSpadden

    Nov 9, 2016

    Prayers and healing for Mr Poopy from me, Rick, and our furbaby Freya the black cat xx

    £20.00

  • Cath x

    Cath x

    Nov 9, 2016

    Hope you feel better soon Mr Poopy xxxx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 8, 2016

    Healing hugs all round

    £20.00

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Melanie Maelo

Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

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