Help Gus Live!

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Raised by 22 people in 16 months
Hello and thank you for visiting our page. Little Gus is a 2 and a half year old long haired black cat, our only cat and dearly beloved family member. Through unforseen circumstances Gus developed bladder stones without without showing any symptoms until he was suddenly very ill and was in pretty bad shape by the time we got him to the vet later that day. The procedures he required were very costly and we did what we could to provide him the best care without going too far into financial hardship.  We were able to get him cathaterized and flush out his bladder but unable to allow him an overnight hospital stay to give him the environment he needs to fight for his life which the vet recommended.
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
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Hi again! Gus is home with us today, with no catheter and no cone!! He seems to be feeling much better, we were able to give him a bath and his appetite is regular. Although we are not totally in the clear yet, things are really starting to look up. At this time our situation is no longer an emergency; which wouldn't be the case if it wasn't for all of this incredible support and generosity we have received. We were able to get him the proper care he needed and luckily with half of the time and funds we thought we would need!

Thank you everyone, you saved our precious fur baby <3

Forever grateful,
Ky, Ry & Gussy goo
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Hello everyone!

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
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Lorena Elke
16 months ago
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Can you give us an update about Gus please? Thanks.

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Lorena Elke
16 months ago

This is such great news for Gus. Thanks for the update.

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Lorena Elke
16 months ago

Thank you for the update. Go Gus!

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Raised by 22 people in 16 months
Created February 18, 2017
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Alex Fortais
16 months ago

my cat went through this a number of times. It was very costly. He is fine now. After he gets better keep a close eye because it tends to reoccur.

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16 months ago
Lorena Elke
16 months ago
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Can you give us an update about Gus please? Thanks.

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Lorena Elke
16 months ago

This is such great news for Gus. Thanks for the update.

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Lorena Elke
16 months ago

Thank you for the update. Go Gus!

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