12am my mum and I were in the emergency vets office. The vet said that from the external exam it seemed she had no broken bones or internal injuries (I was almost sure that she would've had internal injuries). He explained that her lack of movement could be from a pinched nerve and that she should improve overnight, kept at the emergency clinic on fluids and pain meds. But if she didn't improve, X-rays and ultrasounds were on the table.
10:30am Tuesday morning, $800 later, Luna had regained movement and stability in her left leg but not her right. It was off to a day time vet clinic for x-rays and monitoring to determine if there were any breaks in her right leg
5pm Tuesday and an additional $669 later, it was confirmed that Luna does not have any broken, fractured or dislocated bones, meaning that the issue is nerve damage. She has come home and is on painkillers and cage rest.
After the ordeal (and school fees), I have under $200 left in my bank account and thats it. Luna needs a checkup in 2 weeks, which will be at least another $88. She may need amputation in 6 - 8 weeks, which will be roughly $1500. I'm asking if anyone could please donate to help cover existing costs? Not only will it help me but it gives me piece of mind that I have the money if she does require amputation of her right hind leg. The costs currently add up to $1425, not including any predicted future costs.
I am 17, have no financial help from my family in this situation, and only work 3 - 9 hours a week. I have tried desperately to advertise my art in a bid to make up the money I lost to no success, the same goes with offering my services in the equine industry. These offers still stand, please contact me if you would like my services or art.
Luna is a very active, friendly and adventurous cat. She loves having photoshoots and going for walks with me up the street and racing me back home. She teases our dogs and any children visiting the neighbourhood (she stands out of reach, luring her admirers all around the place). I adopted her from gaws 2 years ago as a kitten, so she is also technically a rescue. She's a tiny cat with a big personality, who also knows tricks on commands and walks on a lead.
The gap she was stuck in was only 35mm wide! I really have no idea how nothing is broken or damaged apart from her nerve/s. I have included photos of where she was stuck and photos of the bills and my balance at the time of writing. I also dont have any photos of her wonky right leg, and she has been resting it like she should be (per vets orders) so I'm not going to make her move around for a video
Please share or donate if you can, I would really appreciate it and it helps me prepare for following vet bills in the near future (im suspecting Luna has a bowel issue may land us back in the vets office very soon). I also have 2 horses and I'm concerned that I do not have any money if they were to coincidently get hurt currently
please note: the emergency vet was $755.68, I paid the estimated $800 up front so thats what the refunded $44.32 is. My boyfriend also helped pay my second bill, so the $70 'for gus' is veterinary related as I paid him back
* I cant insert the photos very well, but if you contact me I can send you proof of costs and my current finances and my cats current state *
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