Saving the INCREDIBLE BISCUIT
Every once in a while we take on a case that is so desperate and has so little chance, that a set of radical decisions must be taken.
Biscuit case is of one those cases.
I don’t think we’ll ever know where and how exactly Biscuit got to be in this position, how his condition started and by what cruel twist of faith he was allowed to go untreated for so long. But the reality is that we have him now, and that we are in a position to do something about it, and little by little turn his life around.
Pending of further tests to be carried on by our best specialists, Biscuit suffers from:
1. Feline Herpes Virus and Mycoplasma.
Wow… even as I write this I cannot believe how such a young kitty could have had such a terrible start in life. I’m hardened by having to deal with so many terrible cases, but Biscuit is one of those that truly gets to me. I cannot understand the callousness of people, and I have serious trouble understanding how come a cat that has been by so many supposed “veterinary experts” before us, was allowed to deteriorate to this extent.
Anyway.. it’s too late to lament about something over which we bear no responsibility and can’t do anything, instead we are going to completely transform Biscuit’s life, we will take no shortcuts, using the very best of modern veterinary medecine, and we are going to this in a very public way, so that his rescue inspires others, both individuals and organizations, that may one fall upon their own little Biscuit. I give you my word, now, here, we are going to do everything possible to turn around Biscuit’s life, and I promise you, one day, not too long, he will have the life every cat deserves.
This is our promise, and we are going to do it together.
This is going to be an incredible rescue that will make you all proud to belong to a network filled with incredible people. Please, if you can, contribute to Biscuit’s Chipin today… because every life matters, because Biscuit matters.
P.S. Here is Biscuit in action.. it will help you understand what we are up against…
UPDATE 27 September:
As days pass and Biscuit’s condition shows in all its details and nuances we are inclined to believe that his is a case of meningitis caused by a virus. There is also the possibility of a congenital defect but it’s much less probable. We are going to proceed to a full neurological exploration to locate the exact location of the problem (it seems to have multiple focuses), and possibly do a Cephalorraquideal fluid extraction for a precise identification.
We are keeping fingers crossed, Biscuit’s prognosis will depend on the precise cause of it’s condition, the severity of the symptoms and its chronology, that is, how it evolves in time.
As I said, fingers crossed, we are going to do everything possibly to help this baby… EVERYTHING. Please, if you can, help us by contributing to Biscuit’s Chipin. Some will say it’s absurd and crazy to use so many resources to help a cat that will probably remain handicapped in some way, but we believe this kind of animals are precisely those that need us the most. Have a look at this video and be the judge yourself:
Update 09 October
We did it…
No rescue was going to be able to do anything for Biscuit, the cost would be too high, priorities are different. Furthermore, doctors in the USA didn’t get to fully agree on a definite diagnosis. Biscuit couldn’t wait, he was obviously in pain and whilst he was getting more than enough painkillers the real source of that pain wasn’t being dealt with.
We are not talking about a small injury here.. Biscuit is broken inside, his hip, both his knees were shattered, and what made this even worst, even face to face with the obvious, doctors didn’t seem to agree and the only consistent suggestion we got was to kill Biscuit. Kill him, the pain will end…
and the rest is history…
So here we are… Biscuit is ready to be operated by a world class trauma surgeon. It won’t be easy, it will be painful, but well be with him all along and expect a full recovery….
We promised Biscuit would be given every possible chance… this is us fulfilling a promise.
There are more pictures of Biscuit Journey HERE
Bonus Video: This is us passing through Baltimore… Rescue Missions are hard enough, we may as well try to have some fun…
Update, October 11
Update October 18
Today, when we were about to operate our surgeon realized there was something that didn’t add up.. So he stopped the operation to research the issue further … Sometimes, to make the right decision you need to stop, and reconsider … Today we did that.