A little bit about Nero;
-He is an indoor cat and is terrified of the outdoors although he does like going out in his harness and leash.
-He loves playing fetch and has a favourite toy called Mr. Moo who he's had since he was brought home. He takes Mr. Moo everywhere
-He is the most lovable and friendly cat you'll ever meet; he loves watching our birds and snakes and gets on with everyone and everything
-He is also a support animal for myself. I have many mental health problems and he is very intuitive when I'm about to have an episode and can calm me down very quickly.
Nero was Born 14/08/20 and we brought him home to us on the 10/10/20. He was perfect and everything we could have ever dreamed of. Skip forward to 4 days ago and one morning Nero wakes up and is unable to walk, he is half dragging, half walking his back legs and can only my take a few steps before he sits down or lies down. I thought maybe he was a little stiff from sleeping so left it but noticed he wouldn't eat or drink and started to sleep all day. He stopped playing with his toys and would just stare at the ceiling from his bed. I honestly cannot explain to you how heartbreaking this is to explain.
I took him to his vet at Companion care today and they examined him. He has a Neurological issue of some kind and the vet strongly believes that he has spinal damage. This is believed to be due to a birth defect and so, Requires for him to have an MRI. He was given Metacam and told that I will be contacted by the Neurologist.
Unfortunately where I'm located, we don't have a Neurologist so he will have to be taken to Dick Whites referrals in Newmarket, Cambridge, which is an hour and a half train journey from where I live. Traveling aside, I was told today that the MRI would cost around £3000. I do have insurance but my insurance only covers £1000 with a £99 excess.
So I'm asking if anyone and everyone could please help raise the funds for this sweet kitten to get the ball rolling on finding out what's wrong and getting him onto the road to recovery! I know it's a hard time right now for everyone so I understand that not everyone can help but even if this can be shared, I'd really appreciate it! He is my entire world and I wouldn't be here without him today.
I can answer any and all questions; I have videos and pictures of him and Vet reports.
Let's get this baby better!
- Belinda Pratley
- Jessica Ogunbiyi
- Pauline Lewis
- David Mantripp
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