Aby-a-Day – 10 April: Wordy Wednesday (Update on Jacoby)

Jacoby spent last night in an oxygen cage because his red blood cell count was low and he wasn’t oxygenating properly. He’s still in the ICU, probably for another night at least. I am not sure when he will be able to come home. If he needs chemo next week, depending on when they do it, he may stay until then to save him two round trips on the train. He has got pretty good insurance, but it looks like his ongoing treatment and rounds of chemotherapy will outpace what the insurance will pay, especially if he needs to stay in the ICU. The photo above is Jake and Dr. Cecilia. He has a feeding tube in his nose to get nutrients into him.

They also sent this text. Isn’t it sweet?

Now, on a serious note…I always hate to be “that person,” but I also hate the thought of losing Jake so young (he’s only turning ten on Sunday the 14th), so I set up a Gofundme page for him.

Any leftover funds will be donated to NEAR (Northeast Abyssinian Rescue).

12 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 10 April: Wordy Wednesday (Update on Jacoby)

  1. Thank you for giving us a chance to help. Jake is such a special guy!

    I’m very impressed with the hospital he’s in. It really helps when there is good communication, and I believe the initial care is critical to the outcome. Hugh was in a much smaller place, and his vet took him home with her for the weekend to care for him. Looks like Jake is getting the same type of personal care.


    1. It’s a great hospital…it’s just an hour away from where we live, either by train or by car. And I used to think that Angell hospital was far because it was on the other side of Boston from where I lived!


  2. I haven’t been keeping up with my email very much, but I saw this and I couldn’t believe it. Sending tons of love❤ and strength and purrs to Jake from his cousin Toki and support and comfort to you and your whole fam from me.-Julie


  3. Hmmm. I see that as of 5:00 ET, US, your GoFundMe isn’t accepting donations any longer. I hope you got everything you need and then some. But more than that, I hope your sweet Jacoby can BEAT this damned CANCER!


    1. Yeah, I closed it on his birthday…but if you still want to donate, anything leftover goes to Northeast Aby Rescue. Let me know if you want me to reopen it


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