Mike said he wasn’t sure what the little one’s chances were, but that together we would all do our best for him, and time would tell. That night I decided to call him Claudio, after Claudio Chiappucci, a brilliant Tour de France cyclist who was small in stature, but renowned for having the heart of a lion and never, ever giving up. A good name for my little fighter, I thought.
The days turned into weeks and the weeks to months. Claudio was sick a lot, and often had diarrhea, but we persevered. With special food and medicine, and a lot of determination from Claudio, he gradually managed to keep food down and began to gain weight. His eyes cleared up and he began to look healthier and stronger. We had turned the corner-- it looked like this little one intended to stay for a while.
Claudio loves to have a drink in the bath!
We are very grateful to Lesley-Ann and Claudio for sharing their story to help raise awareness of Feline Chronic Kidney Disease.
"Good actions give strength to ourselves, and inspire good actions in others."