Abby's Vet Expenses

$4,250 of $4,458 goal

Raised by 88 people in 7 months
This campaign has ended as on December 13th, I lost my Abby.

I want to thank everyone who donated, over 80 of you, many of whom were friends and some; strangers. But you all read her story and took her into your heart, thus helping to keep her with me for over 3 months; time I know I wouldn't otherwise have had.
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Update 46
Posted by Aly French
4 months ago
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I couldn't bear to do this before Christmas but it's time now. Time to say goodbye; to close Abby's campaign.

But before I do, I need to update the dollar part of the campaign. There wasn't enough to completely cover the final vet bill, but I knew I could get the remaining amount from a fellow resident who'd been in my apartment two years ago. I was trying the 'apartment' version of a garage sale (it failed miserably) and she'd wanted to buy two pieces of art on my living room wall (not part of the sale) and, while needing the money, I couldn't bear to part with them since they, with two others, were all that remained of my old life. I knew she still wanted them and, by selling them, the vet's bill would be covered in its entirety.

But before I could reach her, two more donations came in, via Paypal, from friends on Live Journal who'd checked my page and read the few posts about Abby that I'd copied from GoFundMe.

I immediately emailed both women to let them know what happened, and that of course I'd be refunding their donations. Both refused, saying almost the exact same thing: that in the future, I might want another furry friend in my life and therefore should keep the money since even adopting from a shelter wasn't free.

I don't know if I'll ever be able to do what they said... right now it seems impossible. There hasn't been a day without tears; without thinking I couldn't move in the morning because she was there, or seeing her little tail...okay, enough.

Basically, after the vet's payment cleared (same day as the Paypals hit!), there was still money remaining from those last two donations, so I donated it to the same agency that rescued Abby (and her sister), ten years ago this last October, thus making it possible for Abby to come into my life.

During the weeks and weeks of this campaign, I've thanked you all many times but it could have been a million times and still wouldn't have been enough. So, before officially ending this campaign, allow me to say it one last time:

THANK YOU!

And God Bless You All For Loving My Abby.

PS: I'm attaching a video of Abby -I've posted it previously, but it's my favorite
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Update 45
Posted by Aly French
4 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your thoughts I will try to answer individually bed it won't be for a while thank you again.
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Update 44
Posted by Aly French
4 months ago
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Abby's gone. I wish I could write more now, but I can't but will later. Aat the moment all I want to say is thank you for loving Abby
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Update 43
Posted by Aly French
4 months ago
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It's time.
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Katharina Gerhard
5 months ago
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Dear Aly, if you don't know for sure if you're dealing with a food intolerance here - have you simply tried to feed her homemade food for a few days just to see if the vomiting vanishes? A little cooked meat (beef, perhaps) mixed with a bit of cooked vegetables with nothing else and then see what happens. Every pre-made/canned cat food has ingredients to make it nonperishable, "tasty" to the cats etc. etc. It's possible that she's reacting to one of these ingredients that are not listed on the packing. We had a dog with this kind of problem and when we started to feed him homemade fodder he became as healthy as one could wish. With the amount of food a little cat needs I don't think cooking for her will be much more expensive than buying cat food. Hope Abby will finally get better. :-)

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Lisa Dormon
5 months ago
1
1

Thing of you both. Hope for the best and plan for the worst. I know you don't want to think of her not being there, but also think what a great "pet" you'd be for another kitty. I ended up with 2 when my own beloved cat passed (naturally). Please keep my donation, I have no expectations of a refund. Hugs and purrs to you both.

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Marilyn Hay
5 months ago
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Maybe call the vet? If only to be reassured that the healing after such a bad infection will take time?

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Christine Fernandez Allman Fetter
5 months ago
1
1

That is SUCH great news, Aly. Keeping my fingers crossed that that is the end of it.

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Pamela Lane
5 months ago
1
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I can't imagine how much better you both must feel after this successful vet visit. Have a good healing rest (both of you) and let us know how Abby progresses in a few days!

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Maria Gellert
6 months ago
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Dear Aly, I found this online supplier who delivers BARF food online. You find some information anout the diet there as well. Now that I have had my own littöe girl castrated and she's a little bit more interested in food I shall try this myself. Good luck. Maria http://barfworld.com/where_to_buy.php

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Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Dear Aly, in Sweden BARF, fresh organic meat, a big thing. It can take a while for your cat to start liking it but in the long run health anf looks really improves. Most people make it themself, but you can buy it frozen. I guess it is available in USA also. Take care of both of yoy Maria

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Christine Fernandez Allman Fetter
6 months ago
1
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Hey, I wanted to add my two cents here, Aly. My dog is allergic to grains but I'd been feeding her chew toys that had a dried chicken strip. Suddenly she began to chew and itch almost constantly with sudden bare spots. I changed her food etc. No go. Then I was in Petco when I ran into a food rep and he said one of the most common sudden allergies in pets is, you guessed it, chicken. I cut out all poultry, including turkey and she was better in a couple of days. She pouts when she doesn't get her favorite chewy treat but I have little beef bits for her

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Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Dear Aly, just do what you need with the money. I guess I speak for most of the donors with this statement. And feel free to start a new FundnMe account if you need it. I remember when I just hade left home, I was just 15 and poor as a church mice. My beloved childhood friend My, a small black mixed breed, got in a fight with another cat and was very ill. I had no money at all, but different friends helped scrape together what was needed for a vet and meds. I shall never forget it. Many of us have been in your situation, and we feel deeply for you.

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Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Why can´t they just get a you a prescription for a sleeping aid, and get her safely sedated before they come? If that´s possible in Sweden, it shouldn´t be a problem in your part of the world. Best of luck för both of you.

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Gillian Walker
6 months ago
1
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I'm so sorry for you and Abby Ali, I really hope this works out well for you and as soon as possible. Thinking of you. XXX

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Debra Penoyer VanSandt
6 months ago
1
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I'm so sorry you and Abby are going through this, Aly. I hope everything is fine.

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Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
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Poor poor baby. My heart really aches for both of you. Let´s hope it will all get better and that the diagnosis will be benign.

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Annie Booker
6 months ago
1
1

I absolutely hate having to do vet visits with Blair. She gets terribly upset and stressed out (and so do I). Glad you have a mobile vet and a sedative coming. All the best for the visit. I sincerely hope it's a positive outcome for your Abby.

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Janet Ellicott
4 months ago

I am so sorry, Aly.

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Rene Chandon
4 months ago

I am sorry for your loss. It is such a hard time when a dear member of the family is lost. You and abby's spirit are in my prayers.

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Elizabeth Boik
4 months ago

I'm so, so sorry. God bless you and I hope you know how much we care.

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Marilyn Hay
4 months ago

I'm so very sorry, Aly. I wish you could have had years longer. ::hugs::

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Elizabeth Boik
4 months ago

Ally, have they checked the thyroid levels? My cat was losing weight and vomiting and now is on daily medicine to regulate his thyroid. My Pepper is 13 years old.

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Janet Ellicott
5 months ago

I'm so glad you have a diagnosis now and can proceed accordingly. Enjoy the time you have left with Abby and spoil her as much as you can.

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$4,250 of $4,458 goal

Raised by 88 people in 7 months
Created September 29, 2016
$50
Anonymous
4 months ago
$35
JoAnn Mulvihill
4 months ago
SC
$30
Sue C
4 months ago
$35
Anonymous
4 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
$95
Anonymous
5 months ago
KS
$10
Kathleen Sweeney
5 months ago
$25
Anonymous
5 months ago
SL
$50
Sally Lombrozo
5 months ago

So much love to you and Abby, Aly. If any funds are left over please keep my share. Huge hugs.

SH
$25
Sallye Heintz
5 months ago

I'm so sorry Abby is having more problems, and was so traumatized. Wish I could be of more help. My thoughts are with you both.

Katharina Gerhard
5 months ago
1
1

Dear Aly, if you don't know for sure if you're dealing with a food intolerance here - have you simply tried to feed her homemade food for a few days just to see if the vomiting vanishes? A little cooked meat (beef, perhaps) mixed with a bit of cooked vegetables with nothing else and then see what happens. Every pre-made/canned cat food has ingredients to make it nonperishable, "tasty" to the cats etc. etc. It's possible that she's reacting to one of these ingredients that are not listed on the packing. We had a dog with this kind of problem and when we started to feed him homemade fodder he became as healthy as one could wish. With the amount of food a little cat needs I don't think cooking for her will be much more expensive than buying cat food. Hope Abby will finally get better. :-)

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Lisa Dormon
5 months ago
1
1

Thing of you both. Hope for the best and plan for the worst. I know you don't want to think of her not being there, but also think what a great "pet" you'd be for another kitty. I ended up with 2 when my own beloved cat passed (naturally). Please keep my donation, I have no expectations of a refund. Hugs and purrs to you both.

+ Read More
Marilyn Hay
5 months ago
1
1

Maybe call the vet? If only to be reassured that the healing after such a bad infection will take time?

+ Read More
Christine Fernandez Allman Fetter
5 months ago
1
1

That is SUCH great news, Aly. Keeping my fingers crossed that that is the end of it.

+ Read More
Pamela Lane
5 months ago
1
1

I can't imagine how much better you both must feel after this successful vet visit. Have a good healing rest (both of you) and let us know how Abby progresses in a few days!

+ Read More
Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Dear Aly, I found this online supplier who delivers BARF food online. You find some information anout the diet there as well. Now that I have had my own littöe girl castrated and she's a little bit more interested in food I shall try this myself. Good luck. Maria http://barfworld.com/where_to_buy.php

+ Read More
Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Dear Aly, in Sweden BARF, fresh organic meat, a big thing. It can take a while for your cat to start liking it but in the long run health anf looks really improves. Most people make it themself, but you can buy it frozen. I guess it is available in USA also. Take care of both of yoy Maria

+ Read More
Christine Fernandez Allman Fetter
6 months ago
1
1

Hey, I wanted to add my two cents here, Aly. My dog is allergic to grains but I'd been feeding her chew toys that had a dried chicken strip. Suddenly she began to chew and itch almost constantly with sudden bare spots. I changed her food etc. No go. Then I was in Petco when I ran into a food rep and he said one of the most common sudden allergies in pets is, you guessed it, chicken. I cut out all poultry, including turkey and she was better in a couple of days. She pouts when she doesn't get her favorite chewy treat but I have little beef bits for her

+ Read More
Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Dear Aly, just do what you need with the money. I guess I speak for most of the donors with this statement. And feel free to start a new FundnMe account if you need it. I remember when I just hade left home, I was just 15 and poor as a church mice. My beloved childhood friend My, a small black mixed breed, got in a fight with another cat and was very ill. I had no money at all, but different friends helped scrape together what was needed for a vet and meds. I shall never forget it. Many of us have been in your situation, and we feel deeply for you.

+ Read More
Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Why can´t they just get a you a prescription for a sleeping aid, and get her safely sedated before they come? If that´s possible in Sweden, it shouldn´t be a problem in your part of the world. Best of luck för both of you.

+ Read More
Gillian Walker
6 months ago
1
1

I'm so sorry for you and Abby Ali, I really hope this works out well for you and as soon as possible. Thinking of you. XXX

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Debra Penoyer VanSandt
6 months ago
1
1

I'm so sorry you and Abby are going through this, Aly. I hope everything is fine.

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Maria Gellert
6 months ago
1
1

Poor poor baby. My heart really aches for both of you. Let´s hope it will all get better and that the diagnosis will be benign.

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Annie Booker
6 months ago
1
1

I absolutely hate having to do vet visits with Blair. She gets terribly upset and stressed out (and so do I). Glad you have a mobile vet and a sedative coming. All the best for the visit. I sincerely hope it's a positive outcome for your Abby.

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Janet Ellicott
4 months ago

I am so sorry, Aly.

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Rene Chandon
4 months ago

I am sorry for your loss. It is such a hard time when a dear member of the family is lost. You and abby's spirit are in my prayers.

+ Read More
Elizabeth Boik
4 months ago

I'm so, so sorry. God bless you and I hope you know how much we care.

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Marilyn Hay
4 months ago

I'm so very sorry, Aly. I wish you could have had years longer. ::hugs::

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Elizabeth Boik
4 months ago

Ally, have they checked the thyroid levels? My cat was losing weight and vomiting and now is on daily medicine to regulate his thyroid. My Pepper is 13 years old.

+ Read More
Janet Ellicott
5 months ago

I'm so glad you have a diagnosis now and can proceed accordingly. Enjoy the time you have left with Abby and spoil her as much as you can.

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