Charlie Cat's Surgery Fund

$3,225 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 49 people in 12 months

When we adopted Charlie Cat in January 2015, we found out immediately that he had kidney disease and one of his kidneys barely functions. He's been on special medication since then and on daily subcutanious fluids for nearly all of that time.

Recently, we took him to have some bad teeth removed, and to have a follow up on some high numbers that showed up in his last blood test. It wasn't good. His gall bladder was enlarged and his liver enzymes had skyrocketed. A needle biopsy was performed and sent off for testing and his x-rays and ultrasound shared with other professionals. Today, we received the news that, while he has no tumors and shows no signs of cancer, it still could be lymphoma in the very early stages. It could also be about a half-dozen other things, too. The only way to know for sure is to do exploratory surger and take a piece of his liver, pancreas, and intestines for indepth evaluation.

We've already spent $1200.00 on him this month in veterenary care costs. That doesn't include the cost of his regular medications and sub-cutaneous fluids. I'm including a photo of his two latest vet bills, for the sake of transparency.

We will need these funds ASAP. The sooner they can do the full biopsies, the more likely we can keep whatever it is treatable.

I can't lose my little buddy. He is not a pet. He is my mental health therapy companion. He is my wife's little baby. He's more than a cat. He's family for us, and we both need him.

Those of you that know Connie and I know how grateful we were last time folks helped out. Connie recently did a round of crochet commissions to raise some funds that went towards some of his vet bills last month. We will be so grateful, so thankful, for any help we receive, even just a dollar.

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Sorry for the long delay in updates. Charlie is doing very well. We had a minor incident at the beginning of this week, but all is well. Charlie is responding well to his meds and being a lovable little buddy.

Attached is a photo of the two latest bills. His total vet bill to date has been $3673.66. You folks kicked in $2620.00 of that and we are ever so grateful. Thank you all.
Looking very handsome and regal.
Latest bills.
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Charlie came home today. He has a feeding tube in and will need it for 4 to 8 weeks. He has special food we will feed him through the tube and his meds are crushed and go through the tube as well. Starting Saturday, we can put down water and food for him and if he eats on his own, we adjust the amount that goes through the tube. We paid another $1500.00, bringing our total up to about $1700.00 so far. There are still about $400.00 in other charges pending that we will pay when we take him in for a check up a week from tomorrow.

Our baby kitty is so happy to be home. He is roaming the house, and then flopping over because he is exhausted and drugged up. He keeps head booping my leg so hard he nearly falls over!

Thank you all so much for everything, whether you contributed financially or simply shared the link. You are all such wonderful people.
Latest bill we paid today.
Stretched out at home!
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Charlie is staying one more night at the vet, but his doctor told us she is pleased at his recovery. He wasn't quite as dopey today as they had reduced his pain meds. For our second visit with him today he purred up a storm as we pet him and he even gave my hand a very dopey head boop.

The first of our funds from this fundraiser came through today and we payed one of his smaller bills from the preliminary work last week and picked up one of his new prescriptions from Walmart. Thank you all for contributing to this fundraiser! You are all very dear to us and we can't possibly express the depths of our gratitude!
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Charlie came through surgery. They had to give him extra plasma to help him clot. He's very drugged to keep him calm and pain free.

But...

The veterinarian said his liver, pancreas, and gall bladder were very inflamed. Samples have been sent off. It may be the end of the week before we know anything. A major problem is that if it ends up being one of a handful of things, the treatment for it will be hard on his already damaged kidneys. So, yeah...

We've already decided we are going to do whatever it takes, how ever much it costs, to keep him for as long as we can, as long as his quality of life remains good.

But I'm very scared of losing my little buddy.
Took him his pink mousie. It's his fave.
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Sean K Reynolds
12 months ago

♥ be strong, little guy!

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$3,225 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 49 people in 12 months
Created February 17, 2017
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RB
$5
Rachel Brown
4 months ago

Good luck, Charlie!

$100
Anonymous
11 months ago
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LB
$250
Leah's Bark Bank
11 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$30
Patricia Willenborg
12 months ago
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I wish I could cover more.

CC
$10
CL + The Cats
12 months ago
1
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We love you, Charlie!

Sean K Reynolds
12 months ago

♥ be strong, little guy!

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