Help For Rosie

$1,628 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 23 days
Tim Williams
on behalf of TCRAS Animal Shelter
 YORKTOWN, VA
"Rosie" was my brother Gregg's gorgeous 11 year old Siamese cat, whom he worshipped with every waking breath! Gregg was somewhat of a loner, and passed away in his small home on 23 January 2017. His untimely departure was not even discovered until five days later.  By then, "Rosie" was found severely depressed, half starved, critically dehydrated, and near kidney failure! She was rushed to the Veterinarian by Authorities, and medical care and living costs have been mounting. Funds are needed immediately to offset the cost of her care, and insure that Rosie has an opportunity for adoption by a loving family! She is a sweet, kind, Chocolate Point Siamese, with a tender disposition. "Rosie" was Greggs world, and it would mean the world to him, if you could find it in your hearts to help with Rosie's medical & Shelter costs. All funds will go to the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, Colorado! God Bless, and much thanks!
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Update 11
Posted by Tim Williams
5 days ago
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Rosie and her new fuzzy blanket. She has a big day of tests on Wednesday to test the fluid around her lungs and a visit with the cardiologist. She's gained almost a pound since coming to us!
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Update 10
Posted by Tim Williams
10 days ago
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She's venturing out
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Update 9
Posted by Tim Williams
10 days ago
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"Rosie Update: 1 step forward, 1 step backward. Rosie is eating very well and gaining weight, so she didn't have to have a feeding tube. She seems to be happier and easily purrs. She is also very happy here with us although she is not quite sure about Aspen (an Australian Shepherd/Black lab) who just wants to be friends.

Unfortunately Rosie's labs are not improving. She is more anemic even though she is now eating. Her liver enzymes are worse as well and her heart rate is still 250 beats per minute. The fluid around her lungs (chylothorax) is a little worse, but she remains quite comfortable. We are still concerned about the chylothorax for which surgery is probably the only option; however, we are again concerned about a cancer, in particular a lymphoma. She will go in again for an ultrasound and draining/sampling of the chyle (fluid) for pathology as well as another look at her heart and hope that we will know more then.

We remain hopeful, but the procedures are expensive and the surgery, if we do it, will be a bit risky. This is what we do at TCRAS because we need to give her every chance at a happy, healthy life. If you have an interest in helping, a medical fund has been established. The total costs will likely top $3000, so any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks you!"


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Update 8
Posted by Tim Williams
16 days ago
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From Daniel Heimerdinger's status on Rosie:

" For all of you following this little girl's plight, I will summarize and then give a status. Rosie came to TCRAS after her dad died. Tragically, she was with him for almost a week before being discovered. She was scared, depressed, and would not eat for the 5 days that she was with the Shelter. We brought her to a specialist and found that she has fatty liver disease from the rapid weight loss and chylothorax (fluid around her lungs that could be caused by trauma, disease, or just because). If the chylo is related to some trauma that she suffered while alone with her owner, it may resolve itself, otherwise surgery may be an option.

Rosie is now living with me, and she is getting much more at ease in the quieter surroundings although she does hear our other cats and the dog in the house. I did some syringe feeding and we are planning on putting in a feeding tube on Monday because the syringe feeding is not fun; however, in the past two days Rosie has started to eat more on her own and actually get in the needed calories (about 200 per day) with only some assistance. We are considering whether the feeding tube is necessary and will decide that when we have her looked at by the vet on Monday. We will not make any determination on the chylo until we have a better recovery of her weight and activity level.

Rosie is a very sweet kitty and we have been able to get her to purr. She has some of her toys and blankets from her old home and that seems to help as well. This little girl has a long way to go, but I am seeing a great deal of progress since she came to us."
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$1,628 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 23 days
Created February 4, 2017
Tim Williams  
on behalf of TCRAS Animal Shelter
JW
$102
Joyce Wilson
10 days ago
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I love Rosie and thank all who are working so hard to get her up and healthy.

LR
$50
Lisa Rogers
10 days ago
1
1

Hoping for the best for sweet Rosie

KC
$20
Krystal Cote
12 days ago
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1
$100
Tim Williams
16 days ago
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1
$100
Laura Pyka
16 days ago
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1

Love that Lil' Girl Gregg! Don't worry brother..... We'll all take care of your baby lady! Love you Greggy!

$20
Jenna Fletcher
17 days ago
1
1

Love to Rosie from Jenna Fletcher

TD
$200
Tim Darley
17 days ago
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$320
Laura Pyka
17 days ago
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This donation is from Linda and Michael Kelley, David Herbert, Gail McWhorter and my dear friend "C" Thank you all! I love you!

JH
$15
Jacquelynn Harris
17 days ago
1
1
BW
$40
Benjamin Wilkes
17 days ago
1
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