Tuesday, 1/12/2021: Stormi had done well through surgery on Monday, but I received word from the vet just before midnight that she had developed a fever. The vet was working throughout the night to push Stormi through a dangerous spike in infection. Shortly before 3 am this morning, the vet called the owner to say that Stormi was in imminent risk of dying despite all efforts; they were trying blood transfusions but they said the owner should get up there immediately.
The owner reached out to me to arrange transportation, and she got to VRC at about 4:15 AM. Stormi later passed away in the owner's arms. The owner is heartbroken. I know each and every one of us feels this blow, we all tried so hard in every way that we could to save this young cat.
As I obtain more details, I will post. The last I heard was that the owner was back on her way home to her family, and that she will reach out to me later today with additional details.
Please bear with me, as I also need to work today, but I will post as soon as I can with updates.
*** UPDATE ***
The BVSPCA has reached out and is arranging both a discount with VRC and has agreed to cover the remaining cost of care for Stormi, so her care is covered and she is SAFE!
Thank you BVSPCA and everyone for supporting this young cat and the family that took her in!
I am helping a very low-income family (less than $800/month income) that needs life-saving emergency surgery for a young cat named Stormi, otherwise, this cat will die.
The cat is a young cat that needs an emergency ovarian hysterectomy, and excision of infected/dead mammary gland tissue as well as dead kittens in utero.
The family is distraught. The vet is VRC in Malvern, and the cat's name is Stormi Valentin Gomez. Please consider helping.
- Rachael Newsome
- Elizabeth Cusimano
- Anne A Tenaglia
Organizer and beneficiary
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