We went straight to the vet when it got worse and they took him for x-rays. They found lesions on the 'elbow' joint, indicating that he has a bone infection. This was likely caused by a bite from another cat at the shelter we adopted him from in August. The prognosis is that he will likely need a very costly procedure to at least remove the lesions from his bone and scrape away any portions that are dead from the infection. If this procedure goes well, he will require a costly run of anti-biotics. It is likely that he will lose his leg if they find that too much of the bone is corrupted. If left untreated for much longer, he will die.
The estimated cost of the procedure and medicine is roughly $2500. My family is heartbroken. We simply can't cover the whole cost of this treatment that needs to happen as soon as possible if we are to hope to save him. I have about $1000 at the ready to allow him to start getting treatment, but that's unfortunately all I have to spare.
In the short time we have had Ozzy, he has stolen our hearts. He should have a lifetime of love ahead of him and the thought that we could lose him just makes us sick. Saving his life is all I can think about right now and I am truly grateful for any support. He's a baby, not even a year old, and he deserves a fair shot at a happy home and a long life.
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