Caramel Needs Surgery! Please Help!!!

$875 of $1,147 goal

Raised by 22 people in 31 months
Dawn Mulvey  ALTON, NH
Hello!

This is Caramel. She's a seven year old domestic long haired cat, and my best friend in the world. Caramel snuggles with me when I'm sick, calms me when I am stressed, and comforts me when I'm sad. When I leave the house, she sits crying at the door until I get home. She's always there for me.

Caramel was taken to the Vet last week and during her examination, her Vet felt her bladder and said it felt like a "sack of marbles". She then urinated blood, all over the floor and table. After urinalysis and blood testing were done, we've discovered that these are calcium oxylate stones and can't be dissolved by diet or other methods. They're dangerous and can be life-threatening. They're also extremely painful for her.

This means that she needs surgery. I have scheduled her surgery for July 29th. I'm determined that she will have the surgery no matter what bills I need to let slide or what else I have to do. I can't let her suffer!!!

I do have a small amount of savings that I was planning to use for dental work that I need to have done. My son has severe autism and, through no fault of his own, during meltdowns, has broken 9 of my teeth. My dental appointment to fix some of them is scheduled for next Thursday. I am planning to cancel my appointment and use those funds for Caramel's surgery if I can't get help.

I'm not the sort of person who ever asks for help. My family receives no financial assistance to help with my son. We don't get food stamps. We don't get SSI or SSDI. My husband just returned to work after being out for 2 and 1/2 years due to a spinal injury and surgery. I am currently working two jobs. I am a part time Autism Support Specialist, and I do IT and marketing work for a realtor as an independent contractor on a job by job basis.

We're not rich. In fact, we've just dug ourselves out of the hole that my husband's injury had put us in. (Also not his fault.) 

We're trying so very hard to do what's right by our family. Now we're in the tough situation of choosing between her suffering...or mine. Obviously, I would choose to help her over myself. If people think I am stupid for doing this, so be it. Love is about sacrifices. Love is about putting someone else's needs above your own. That's what I've always done. That's what I will always do.

So if you could, please, please help us!! You have no idea how grateful we would be! 

-All our love!!!

Dawn & Caramel
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Update 8
Posted by Dawn Mulvey
31 months ago
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Getting anxious as the day approaches! Caramel is doing ok. She has been having more accidents and there's been more blood. We've had to start protecting her from the other cats who have decided to challenge her alpha cat status while she's ill.

I can't wait until this is over so she can start getting well again! :(

Thank you all for your love and support!
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Update 7
Posted by Dawn Mulvey
31 months ago
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A new blog has started to document our journey!

http://compassionforcaramel.wordpress.com/a-word-of-thanks/
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Update 6
Posted by Dawn Mulvey
31 months ago
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Nothing really new to report. Caramel had another good day today. She seems a little more alert than the first few days after her shots!

I just wanted to take the time to thank you all again for everything you've done! We wouldn't be so close without your love and support!

Love you for everything you've done!

Dawn & Caramel
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Update 5
Posted by Dawn Mulvey
31 months ago
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Caramel visited the vet today for her rabies and distemper shots. She was assessed and is in wonderful health with the exception of the stones. She is now home and resting comfortably! Thank you all for your love and support! You're all in our hearts!
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Heather McBride
31 months ago

Hi Dawn, Do you have to raise the full goal mount to get the monies from this account? Just want to encourage you to post your campaign again on Facebook to keep your momentum. We are routing for Caramel!

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$875 of $1,147 goal

Raised by 22 people in 31 months
Created July 9, 2014
MS
$20
MONICA SCHULTZ
31 months ago
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
VL
$50
Valerie Lindyberg
31 months ago (Monthly Donation)

I hope this helps. I wish I could give more. Much love to you and Caramel. ~Val (@6littlestinkers)

$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$20
Ann Ray
31 months ago
$20
Anonymous
31 months ago
$25
Anonymous
31 months ago
$20
Anonymous
31 months ago
HB
$20
Heather Berner
31 months ago

I hope your baby will be okay. I donate in loving memory of my cat Pickles.

$30
Anonymous
31 months ago
Heather McBride
31 months ago

Hi Dawn, Do you have to raise the full goal mount to get the monies from this account? Just want to encourage you to post your campaign again on Facebook to keep your momentum. We are routing for Caramel!

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