Dillen

Dillen has an INCREDIBLY SEVERE case of Stomatitis. It's causing him so much pain and his only option is surgery!
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About the Campaign

This handsome feline is Dillen.

Dillen is a 6 year old, Tabby mix with a severe case of Stomatitis. A disease that can be caused by a disease, an infection, allergic reaction, or irritating foods or chemicals. Normal symptoms include swelling and redness inside the mouth or individual painful sores that can make it uncomfortable to eat. In Dillen’s case, he has all of the above to the 10th degree. His gums are so raw and inflamed he cannot touch any solid foods and the sores in the back of his mouth have scared him off from any orally administered medication.

Over the past few months Dillen has seen a vet on more than 4 numerous occasions for his stomatitis. At one point, he was receiving antibiotics and steroids for the problem but that only seemed to provide a bandaid not a solution.

After tons of diagnostics tests, it was ruled out that Dillen was a pretty healthy cat except for this unfortunate disease. Luckily, feline leukemia and any other underlying disease was ruled out. Although, it was discovered that Dillen had an interesting immune disorder. His body was actively fighting off the bacteria on his teeth which made for a very painful allergic reaction.

 

His owner, Jessica was beginning to lose her mind with worry so she reached out to us for assistance. Since then, Jessica has had Dillen seen by a specialist. Dr. McCoy, the specialist performing Dillen’s surgery, has diagnosed him with Chronic Gingivostomatitis, a severe and ulcerative version of what he was initially diagnosed with. The best option for these cases is a full dental extraction. The surgery will be performed on September 12th. Biopsies will be done to rule out cancer once more. After this surgery, Dillen should be able to return to a life without pain.

 

Dillen is such a sassy, happy, playful, and protective little guy. He’s been Jessica’s best friend for 6 years and she is doing everything in her power to ensure they have over 6 more together. One evening while driving her car, Jessica heard an ad for Free Kitten Adoptions on the radio. She drove over and decided to just look around and out of the corner of her eye caught a cute, little, 3-month kitten pawing at the window in her direction. She asked if she could meet him and they instantly formed a connection.

Jessica has already spent over 1k on medication, diagnostics, exams, and consultations. She has two other cats that she adopted after Dillen and the cost go living in Houston is high as it is. Money is tight and although she’s working very hard to put away for Dillen’s surgery, she could really use a helping hand! She’s started a Gofundme & a FB fundraiser as well and has managed to raise a little over $600 before the site takes a fee.

https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-dillen-the-cat

https://www.facebook.com/donate/283753388881948/283761292214491/

Please help Dillen cure this awful disease and live a happy life!

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6 comments

  • Anna Garza

    Best Wishes to your beautiful guy and we pray he has a successful surgery. I wish we had more to donate. I know this will help your baby get better.

    August 24, 2018 at 3:55 pm Reply

  • Deci Call

    I hope this helps.

    August 25, 2018 at 4:22 pm Reply

    • Jessica Fauver

      Thank you so much and every little bit helps. Dillen and I (his momma) greatly appreciate it.

      August 30, 2018 at 6:27 am Reply

  • Donna Johnson

    I hope this helps. I have two senior cats and believe me, I understand about vet bills!
    Good luck and God bless you both!

    September 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Good luck Dillen! We have three cats of our own and they are sending licks and hugs!

    September 11, 2018 at 2:13 pm Reply

  • Mark Peterson

    My two girls, Petunia and Laurel, wish Dillen the best of luck and a speedy recovery.

    September 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm Reply