Prime Minister Vindaloo's Vet Fund
I adopted Prime Minister Vindaloo (aka Vinnie) last summer and almost immediately he started having health problems. First it was (and continues to be) chronic ear infections, requiring a visit to a specialist, as well as GI issues. Now, the GI issues have intensified and he's currently in the hospital (VCA Alexandria) with obstipation (a completely impacted bowel.) I spent most of last night and early this morning at the emergency clinic with him. Without going into too many gory details about a cat's bowel, I'll say they tried a few things to get him some relief, to no avail, and are now going to have to go in intranasally with a drug called Golytely, which will hopefully break things up over the next 24 to 48 hours in the hospital. The estimate for this is just over $2500.
I am a freelance musician and have already racked up credit card debt for his medical care and this is going to cause me significantly more. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Vinnie spent at least three of his estimated five years living on the street in Washington, DC. He's lived a hard life, is terrified of noises, and eats every meal as if he thinks it might be his last, but he is absolutely the happiest cat I have ever known. He purrs contantly and everything is a toy in his world. When I adopted him, I vowed to give him the pampered life he deserves and I would love to see him back to his normal, playful, cuddly self soon.
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Thanks again for following the saga of the PM's bowels and hopefully this is the last you hear of it!
I have to do this. This poor cat has survived so much on the street. We have a BRUTAL winter last year and I have no idea how he's still alive. I can't give up on a young cat who's this tough. I will keep everyone updated on how the surgery goes. Again, thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.
Thanks again for all the thoughts and concerns (and donations!) and I will keep you posted.
In the meantime, think good thoughts that this all gets moving and Vinnie can find some relief. He looked absolutely miserable when I went to check on him last night (although he was high as a kite, so I'm sure that helped.)
Thank you again for all of your donations, shares, and good thoughts. You're restored my faith in humanity. <3