Yesterday afternoon, he was discovered skulking around the house, crying loudly, and tensing so much when touched, he accidentally scratched the people he loves so much. We took him immediately to the vet. We were told he had blockage in his urethra, which was common in a male cat his age, and that, though a pretty penny, would be a quick, simple procedure of emptying his distended bladder.
48 hours later, he has now gone to an emergency clinic where they will possibly have to perform a second surgery. Thackery was found with a tear high up in his urethra, making it impossible to empty his bladder with a catheter. He is now recovering from his first surgery as we try to wait for this tear to heal. He is still full of urine, and very much in pain.
We were quoted a price that ranged between 3k and 9k. The initial surgery was roughly 3k, which we have paid for with Care Credit. With the second surgery and having to keep him for a week to make sure his bladder has emptied and he can potty again, it is now coming closer and closer to 10k.
Our goal is set to 12k because we want to make sure Thackery gets the best care possible. Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, and we want to make sure we can pay for whatever may come next, and be able to pay any fees required from this donation. It would mean so much to us if you could donate or share with your friends and family to help Thackery live his life to the fullest.
His family loves him dearly-- he has siblings at home who wait eagerly for his safe and healthy return!!!
Please help us save Thackery!