Help Gus Live!
We were able to have him flushed out but having a cat at home cathaterized is messy and potentially harmful for Gus. We are giving him medicine and antibiotics and doing the best we can, but he needs hospital care. Bladder stones for a male cat can very quickly become fatal. And without being able to properly monitor him he is at risk of infection and much more worrisome bladder rupture, which is fatal and very painful.
We were hoping that once he got home we would be in the clear. But Gus has had a shaky recovery and we are in a very stressful and immediate situation. This is not simply a matter of health care, Gus is unfortunately in bad shape and he could very easily die.
We are looking at about $2000 to admit him to a 24 veternary hospital so that he can be properly cared for and monitored; properly hydrated with an IV and his bladder flushed regularly to ensure the stones are gone.
So in this hour of need we humbly turn to our communities for support. We are heavy-hearted in writing this, as we would never have imagined even yesterday to be in such a stressful, emotional and financial situation.
We love Gus more than we are properly able to convey right now. Any help anyone is able to provide would be so graciously appreciated. Our backs are against the wall and we would do anything to be able to help Gus back to a speedy recovery. If you are able to donate anything at all, we would be that much closer to be able to save our little Gus.
We are in immediate need of assistance. Monday is Family Day in Ontario and a statutory holiday and so we are forced to use 24 vet services.
Thank you for all of the support and love <3
Kylie and Ryan
Thank you everyone, you saved our precious fur baby <3
Ky, Ry & Gussy goo
Just a quick update on Gus: Since we have reached our halfway goal, we are able to take our little Gussy to the vet today for proper care. Although we won't yet be able to keep him there for the two night stay at this point, this should immensely help his condition. We will have more information tomorrow once he has been monitored for a little bit. Gus had a great appetite this morning and seems to be in less pain (he is currently having a snooze and when he is awake he is much less despondent and unresponsive)!Thank you everyone for your loving support and contributions in keeping this amazing creature by our sides, hopefully for many more years. More updates to come, once we know more!
-Kylie, Ryan and Gus