Some time ago, I posted a blog about Moki, a little cat challenged with mysterious neurological problems, and his owner who refuses to give up on him. His whole story is posted at www.savemoki.com, and my post garnered more feedback than any before or since. This kitty can't walk normally--but he remains so upbeat and loving, it doesn't seem to matter. I thought y'all might like an update. The veterinary neurologists remain stumped as to the cause of Moki's problems. They suspect an infectious disease like "dry FIP" or a congenital brain defect. "The neurologist said it could be a new, never before seen disease," says Crystal Fogg, Moki's owner. In March, Crystal began raising funds for a recommended MRI and spinal tap that might finally figure out what's going on. Some folks donated books for an auction to benefit Moki's medical expenses, and in June the goal was reached. Amazing what happens when you set your mind to it--Moki has a way of inspiring folks to come together. The big appointment at UC-Davis takes place July 15. "It was determined that Moki's leg abnormalities were caused by compensation for the neurological disorder, and that Moki might benefit from physical therapy," says Crystal. The veterinarians recommended www.healingtouchpet.com facility, which is near Crystal's home--but that's yet another expense. So I've donated an autographed copy of Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover's Soul to raise funds for that. Crystal tells me they plan to schedule a PT appointment in the next two weeks and may have some photos available. I'll also report back to you the results of the MRI and other tests, when anything is known.
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