Hey guys. This is Star. On the left is how healthy she looked up until only a day or so ago, when she suddenly and unexpectedly took a turn for the worse. On the right is how she looks now. She can’t walk. Her throat is constricted so she can barely breathe (her meows are almost completely silent and she can’t purr), she can’t eat, and the only way she can drink is when I manually give her water with a syringe. She clenches up in pain whenever somebody touches her right side, and when she is picked up, she will arch her spine backward, stare up at the ceiling with wild eyes, and start yowling uncontrollably. She has never done any of this before.
When I took her to the vet today, the vet told me that she most likely has cancer in one of her kidneys, and that treatment for this would run somewhere around $500 (not including pain medication, which I opted for her not to give Star because she said it was possible that an anaesthetic would cause her to fall asleep and not wake back up). She also hasn’t given me an estimate for possible additional medicine and care that could be given to Star after the initial testing and care, but I feel like simply getting Star the treatment she needs immediately is the most pressing thing at the moment.
That’s why I’ve decided to open up quick discounted sketch commissions for a limited time, to try to earn enough money for Star’s treatment. Samples of my artwork can be found here and here. I just want what’s best for Star and I realize that what I usually charge for commissions is pretty steep, and I won’t be getting another paycheck from work for at least another week (if everything goes according to regular schedule), so for a limited time I’ll be offering:
- Halfbody sketch:
- Fullbody sketch:
Even if you do not want to get any artwork, please reblog this to get the signal out there! I love my kitty so much and even if I can’t save her, I at least want to try. And to the few wonderful people who asked me for commissions earlier and whose commissions I have not yet finished, if you want me to refund you the difference between what you already paid (or were going to pay) and this discounted price, I will be more than happy to do it. I absolutely do not want anyone to feel cheated.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this through. It really means a lot. <3