Mrs Meyers came into AFO in the spring of 2022. She is about 8 years old and was diagnosed with severe stomatitis, which meant a number of teeth, that were causing her pain would need to be removed. Bloodwork was done and it was determined that she was not only anemic but had advanced kidney disease, most likely caused by a prolonged and untreated kidney infection. This made her unable to receive the teeth extraction she desperately needed due to the possibility that her kidneys could fail during the surgery. She was put on pain medicine and she did well for a while, she gained her weight back from having been unable to eat and she was no longer anemic. However, after a few months, the pain medicine was no longer enough and we had to make a decision about her fate. She was in excruciating pain when she tried to eat so we decided to go ahead with the teeth extraction, knowing the risks but feeling that we had no alternative. She came out of surgery strong and ready for recovery! Her kidney functions have improved since the last bloodwork was done. She is still getting fluids 2x weekly to make sure her kidneys continue to function. Mrs Meyers is the perfect example of why routine vet checks are so important for cats. If the kidney infection had been caught sooner a simple course of antibiotics and she would be living a long and happy life. As you can imagine, these medical expenses and treatments add up quickly! Please consider donating to her continued care. All donations to her medical fund will go directly to her individual care!