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Sweet POLYDTACYL Kitty Diana has Rare Condition and requires $7500 to Save Her LIFE

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BENEFITING: CARSON CATS RESCUE

Cyndi Zacko

THE STORY:

In rescue there are so many sweet animals that cross your paths, but some just touch you more than others …and Sweet Diana is one of them… Diana came to us over 6 months ago…she gained the hearts of our Carson Shelter volunteers with her huge polydactyl paws and her uber friendly personality…She loves everyone…like most, she got sick at the shelter and we rescued her….We quickly discovered she had diabetes and my heart was so sad since I know cats with chronic conditions are very hard to place, despite them having the sweetest of personalities….She stayed at our vets for 4 months because it was hard to get her glucose under control….She required a very expensive kind of insulin (the only one that seemed to work) and a large dose twice a day…. We ended up taking her to a specialist who did a glucose tolerance test (IGF), checking her glucose levels every hour…. Diana's IGF came back as 433 which is significantly greater than 180 they use as a cutoff. The veterinarian said these test results combined with Diana’s history and extremely high doses of insulin needed to control her glucose levels, highly support her having a condition called Acromegaly. Acromegaly is usually caused by a tumor on her brain effecting the pituitary gland’s ability to control her glucose levels. The only way to find out if this is what she has is to do a CT Scan or possible MRI. If we confirm there is a tumor, than we have the option to do radiation or surgery to save her life. Obviously surgery would be way out of our financial means, but there is a possibility we could try and do radiation if we can raise enough funds – it would probably be $5000-$7500. The CT scan is around $2500. We ADORE his kitty and she is only 2 years old…We would love to give her the best chance of living a long and joyous life. If we do not do anything, her tumor will just keep getting bigger and she will die. We need to initially raise $2500-$3000 to help cover the CT Scan and initial radiation. We know there are many cats out there you could donate to, but if you met Diana, you would know why we are fighting for her life and trying to raise as many funds as we can to help her. If you can spare ANY AMOUNT to go towards her care, please donate ! (it is tax deductible Federal Tax ID 46-4828084)

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