It is difficult to tell you about Casper. He’s a handsome, large boy, mostly white, with a very dark brown tail (there are stripes if you look closely) and a couple of dark brown patches on his head. Casper is sweet with people and isn’t much bothered by the other cats in our lobby. He adores the water fountain and much prefers to drink from that instead of a bowl.
He has diabetes and is on insulin twice daily for it. Casper’s diabetes has proven extraordinarily difficult to regulate, which may be related to his other health concerns. He has elevated kidney values but, worse still, our neurologist is certain that he has a spinal tumor. Unfortunately, he’s a poor candidate for chemotherapy because of his unregulated diabetes. The tumor affects his ability to walk; one front leg is curled under and he doesn’t have full use of it, and his gait is a little stiff, as well. Despite that, his walking has improved greatly since he came to us.
Casper’s prognosis is very poor. Most cats with similar tumors live for only a few months after they are diagnosed. But this is Tabby’s Place, and we’ve seen our share of "medical miracle" felines. We do not expect that anyone would necessarily want to adopt Casper, but we are hoping that someone would help us care for him through our sponsorship program.