Max II's Bladder Surgery

$1,550 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 21 people in 1 month
Deborah Castellano  BRIDGEWATER, NJ
Hi, we're Deb & Joe and this is a fundraiser for our cat, Max II.  On Saturday, Max was having a typical day - tearing up carpet, harassing our other cat, Bellatrix, chasing his fur mice, hanging out in his Fortress of Solitude.

Yesterday, Sunday, this all changed.  He was lethargic and crying.  We rushed him to the kitty ER where they unblocked his bladder.  They are keeping him for several days.  He will be fine, we're told this is just something that sometimes happens to male cats but the procedure will cost close to $2,000 and he will need to be on (expensive) special food for the rest of his life.

This was a very sudden very unexpected expense for myself and Joe.  The money will be used to pay for this procedure.  We love Max and he's a young cat, only four.  Any help is greatly appreciated and would mean the world to us.  

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Update 3
Posted by Deborah Castellano
9 days ago
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I wanted to give a final accounting of the bill, it just took some time to figure out who paid what where. Items marked GFM are from Go Fund Me donations, Etsy indicates the Etsy Semi-Annual Sale we had in our shop. Punk Rock Flea Market are sales we made with our shop at the show in Trenton last weekend. Items that are circled are items that we are currently working to taking care of.

I just want to thank everyone for their kindness during this time. It was so stressful on top of tax season and it was hard to make difficult decisions on top of it. Max is fully healed and recovered at this time, his stitches are out and his cone of shame is removed. He and Bella re-adjusted to each other just fine, much to our relief and surprise. He is annoying her, playing in his new water fountain and contemplating if he could actually manage to throw himself through the window successfully to crash Cardinal Woolsey's party at our bird feeder. He is his happy, bratty self and he had better live to be 25 in human years if he knows what's good for him.

xoxoxoxo,
Deb & Jow
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Reunited and it feels so good
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Update 2
Posted by Deborah Castellano
1 month ago
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This morning we got the call from kitty ER that Max reblocked and will need additional surgery called perineal urethrostomy. The total cost will be $4,000. We have not received an invoice yet as they are performing the surgery as I update. He will need to stay for a few more days. After this surgery, he should not have future blockage problems. We called our vet to get a second opinion and she said that this surgery is the next step.

It's been a v. stressful morning.

If you would like to learn more about Max's surgery, go to this page: http://www.michigananimalhospital.com/page/421567612
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Update 1
Posted by Deborah Castellano
1 month ago
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We are overwhelmed by the kind donations we have received. Together we've raised enough funds to pay for up to a third of Max's medical expenses. When we receive the invoice, we will post it here for your reference. That should be later this week.

He is still being monitored at the kitty hospital and his kidney levels are good. They are hoping to take the catheter out today and he should be able to go home tomorrow or Thursday. He is in good spirits, enjoying his pain drugs and head booping the staff through his cone of shame.
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$1,550 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 21 people in 1 month
Created March 20, 2017
VP
$50
Victoria Ply
26 days ago
BL
$565
Bryan Lord
26 days ago
JB
$50
Jess Bonn
1 month ago

Love and hugs to you both, and boops for Max.

BL
$100
Bryan Lord
1 month ago
JN
$50
Jared Norful
1 month ago

Ooof, that double-down is rough. Here's hoping the surgery clears matters up for Max.

LF
$100
Lola Fox
1 month ago
DK
$35
Daphne Kanellopoulos
1 month ago
CR
$40
Chris Royal
1 month ago
MS
$25
Mary Spila
1 month ago

Please give him ear-skritches from me when he comes home. He is a beautiful creature.

EC
$35
Ed Chapman
1 month ago
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