URGENT: Dandelion's Thanksgiving Surgery

UPDATE

Dandelion received his surgery on Thanksgiving Day.  He was discharged the following day and came home high as a kite.  He is now convalescing at home and appears to be doing well.  We went in for a check-up today and the vet said everything looks normal.  He has finished his medication and just needs to keep his e-collar on for another week.   Look at this face!

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Hi friends

This is really difficult, but my boy, Dandelion, is having an emergency and we need help.  I adopted him at the age of three after his previous owner abandoned him.  Four years and six additional pounds later, he is my best friend. 

This Sunday morning he woke me up meowing angrily and hissing while licking himself.  He was clearly in distress so we went immediately to the Emergency Vet where it was discovered he had a blocked urethra.  He spent two miserable days with a catheter and on various drugs to clear the blockage and was discharged Tuesday morning.  Unfortunately, today he was still unable to urinate and I took him to be evaluated by our primary vet and discovered he was "well on his way" to being reblocked.  Now he is sitting in the ER again with a catheter, in immense pain, and an uncertain future.  

He requires an operation called perineal urethrostomy (PU) to widen his urethra to save his life.  And with it being Thanksgiving Eve, I don't have a lot of options outside of a 24-hour facility.  He's only 7-years-old, carefree, and one of the happiest cats I've ever met.  I can't lose him.  

I know some will say he's just a cat, but he is human enough to be a great comfort in times of loneliness and pain.  Please help me save my best friend. 

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