Surgery for Bobby
On Friday night I took our cat Bobby to an emergency veterinary clinic because he hadn't used his litter box all day and he appeared to be distressed and in pain. He had a blockage in his urethra that was preventing him from urinating. This problem can be very dangerous and even fatal for cats if left untreated. They removed the blockage and continued to monitor him overnight. They discovered many stones (struvite crystals) in his bladder, and proceeded with fluid therapy in attempt to dissolve the stones enough for him to pass through urine. They were able to dissolve some, but not all of the stones. He still has a concerning amount left in his bladder, and the vet suggested bladder stone removal surgery as the best option. If they do not remove the stones, a blockage will most likely happen again. We are currently looking at a vet bill of around $1600 for the treatment he has already received so far. That amount will double with surgery unless we can find a veterinarian who will do it for much cheaper. When I expressed my financial concern to the vet, she said that euthanasia is an option for people who cannot afford treatment for their pets. Well that is NOT an option for us. I hate the idea of asking for financial support because I feel their is always someone who needs it more than I do. But at this point in time, I am running out of options and I really want to save my cat who there is still hope for. He is only 2 years old and has never had any serious health issues until now. I am not going to give up on providing a long and healthy life for him. Any support would be so much appreciated. I am thankful beyond words for what people already do to support Mikey and I, and I can't even describe how important it is for us to be able to provide care for our animals. Any amount that you may be able to donate means so much to us.+ Read More
You guys, we did it! Although we have not met the $1000 goal on this campaign page, Blue Ridge Humane Society put me in touch with an organization (The Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Pet Fund) and they have paid the remainder of Bobby's medical expenses directly to the vet! We are so grateful for everything you have done to support Bobby and us. He is home now and on a special diet. He has a follow-up appointment in 2 weeks to have his staples removed. For now, he's being dopey and stuffing his face. We love you, Bobby Boi!
We are so touched by all the love and support for Bobby! He went into surgery at 9 this morning and we should be bringing him home tonight if all goes well. We transferred him to a different vet (All Saints Animal Hospital) and the cost will be much more affordable so I have changed our goal to $1000. We are almost half way there! But even if we don't meet the goal, what you all have given so far is tremendously helpful. Thank you all so much!