My name is***** and I am very sorry to hear that your cat is sick. Can you find any wounds on your cat? I am concerned about an open, infected wound on the skin that is making her ill. Does she have a fever? Can she walk and move around?
I know you mentioned financial concerns so I also have some suggestions for you so you can get your kitty help:
First, do you have a local humane society near you? They often have a full service veterinary hospital that will have reduced prices for folks with lower incomes. They won't try to take your cat from you, they are good people who want to help nurse her back to health and return her to you. Secondly, have you considered CareCredit.com? That is a health care credit card that you can use for yourself and your pets.
Lastly, check out the following website. the ASPCA has an entire page dedicated to people who want to help people with their vet bills.
Please reply with more information about your cat so that we can figure this out together,
I hope this answer helps you. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.
Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001