Help For Rosie

$1,928 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 2 months
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 14
Posted by Tim Williams
1 month ago
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Rosie is responding well to her steroids and the beta blocker so they'll be keeping her on those for a while longer. The trick is to see if she stays steady when they taper her off the prednisone. The prednisone brought down her pleural cavity fluid to about 40% of what it was. Her heart rate is much much better and her pericardium is not as inflamed now. She's not out of the woods yet. She may still need surgery but they won't know until later when they taper that prednisone.
She's meowing, purring, playing, demanding chow, running all over the place..... She's playing with and fussing with the other cats. She's fitting in beautifully. Happy news so far!
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Update 13
Posted by Tim Williams
1 month ago
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Correction by Dan, to provide clarity of Rosie's condition! Thanks Dan...
"Actually the fluid is accumulating into her pleura and the ultrasound and echocardiogram shows that the pericardium (the sack around her heart) is thickened. We don't know if that is inflammation or scar tissue. The heart is fine. We hope that the course of steroids will reduce the inflammation and reduce the fluid as well. If that works then we are in great shape. If not, we will probably have to do surgery because the pericardium is causing her heart to beat very rapidly and we have her on a beta blocker as well to slow the heart. We would have the pericardium removed to relieve the heart and, while there, will ligate the thoracic duct just in case the fluid leak is somewhat related. We ruled out the chylothorax which is related to the thoracic duct but would ligate it anyway.?
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Update 12
Posted by Tim Williams
1 month ago
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The latest update on Rosie is both uplifting, and filled with a "minefield" of possibilities. At Dans home she is interacting with the family, purring, venturing out into the house, and socializing with the other animals. AND...a wonderful development is that she does not have cancer, as they first anticipated.
Unfortunately, Rosie's happy disposition veils a sobering, underlying reality. She still has substantial fluid leaking into the sac around her heart, and they are not sure of the reason. Next Friday she will receive an ultrasound to see if the fluid leak is slowing or stopped. Doctors have elected to prescribe a three week "regimen" of steroids, designed to improve this undesirable situation. Their logic is that it might simply be caused by "inflamed" or scarred tissue from the sac surrounding her heart.
If this proves unfounded, then Rosie will have to receive a $4000.00 operation on the Thoracic duct, and possible removal of the sac around her heart.Now you see what I mean by both uplifting...and fraught with dangerous possibilities! This poor little girl! Enough is Enough!
We will post to let you know what the prognosis is after the steroid regimen! All prayers welcome...PLEASE! And, thanks so much for your wonderful support and HUGE hearts! Tim & Laura
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Update 11
Posted by Tim Williams
2 months 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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$1,928 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 24 people in 2 months
Created February 4, 2017
Tim Williams  
on behalf of TCRAS Animal Shelter
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Trish Teague
1 month ago
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Please use my donation to help Rosie in any way possible. She deserves to be healthy and happy.

SF
$25
Susan & Jenna Fletcher
1 month ago
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Continued prayers for Rosie and thanks & admiration to everyone who is helping to get her back to good health- she's found a loving 2nd home to live and be loved!

JW
$103
Joyce Wilson
1 month ago
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I am praying the steroids work!

EJ
$122
Edna Jenkins
1 month ago
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JW
$102
Joyce Wilson
2 months 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
2 months ago
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Hoping for the best for sweet Rosie

KC
$20
Krystal Cote
2 months ago
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$100
Tim Williams
2 months ago
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$100
Laura Pyka
2 months ago
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Love that Lil' Girl Gregg! Don't worry brother..... We'll all take care of your baby lady! Love you Greggy!

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Jenna Fletcher
2 months ago
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Love to Rosie from Jenna Fletcher

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