Several "yays" today - Yay, staples removed! Yay, no more cone! Yay, no more stuck in cage! Yay, zero balance at vet's office! (IMOM and RedRover payments came in, now just paying off CareCredit.) First thing Maggie did? Catch up on grooming, of course. Followed quickly by a nap. :)
Hadn't updated the donations total in a few days because I misplaced my Maggie spreadsheet. Oops! All fixed now. We did get some donations over the last few days in an interesting form - a friend donated some items for me to sell for Maggie, and the proceeds are counted towards the total. Less and less left on that CareCredit bill. Thank you all!
The vet said we could let her have some time outside her crate when the hole from her drainage tube closed up, so she got to have some time hanging out (under close supervision - don't want her pulling on those staples) in her old spots in the apartment yesterday. She sure seemed relieved to be able to curl up in her favorite spot on the couch :)
Woke up to a Maggie meowing this morning. She's getting really bored of her crate. On the one hand, I'm looking forward to letting her wander around the apartment again, but on the other, I'm nervous about her trying to get out the front door.
Just got back from Maggie's follow-up visit at the vet. He said her incision is healing very nicely, and she got to have her drainage tube removed. After the hole from her drainage tube heals, she can start walking outside her crate. Next week she'll have her staples removed. Progress!
As a result of RedRover coming through with their $200 donation, IMOM.org has reduced their donation by that amount in order to be able to help another animal in need. So if you've noticed the donations amount change, that's why. :)
Maggie has started in on the attempts to bolt from the cage while I refill her food and water, lol. Must be a good sign, if you ask me! Meanwhile, we've gotten a few more donations from coworkers and friends. Totals updated. Thank you to all!
Just got home from the vet with Maggie. Good news! The total for her hospital stay came out to be less than expected, so we're now $255.41 over that amount. Since all the feedback I've gotten regarding what to do with overages has been to apply it to the CareCredit balance (her emergency bill), I've updated that in the goals. Thank you all so much!
Just talked to the vet and confirmed: Maggie's coming home today!!!! I'm bringing her home between noon and 2pm EST today. She's doing SOOOO much better, you guys. <3 This would never have been possible without you.
Incredibly, we only have $49.59 to go before Maggie's hospitalization and surgery are totally paid for. RedRover came through with even more than they originally offered, and a couple of very generous donations came through today as well, including one from a friendly neighbor who saw our flyer, recognized Maggie and wanted to help out. Thank you!!
I visited Maggie today for the first time after her amputation surgery. She's looking much better. I was surprised to see her sitting up when I got there (previously she's been lying down until I get out the treat bag). I tried taking pictures of her sitting up, but she was too excited to see me to sit still.
OK, I've adjusted the goals/totals above. The goal is for Maggie's hospitalization and the amputation she had today, and the donations have been adjusted to reflect IMOM.org's contribution (which will be paid directly to the vet) and a bit of cash donations I've received. I'm considering what to do with any overflow if/when we get there... (cont.)
My brain's apparently useless after all this. I just realized I posted about bills and stuff and haven't updated you all on Maggie yet! She did successfully go through surgery today. I didn't get to see her awake, but I saw her as the surgery was finishing up (through a window) and the vet showed me the staples and explained what he did. (cont.)
Maggie's surgery is today, and thank goodness - that paw looked awful yesterday. :( Well wishes, good thoughts, prayers, etc are muchly appreciated. Her surgery is going to be around 11am or 12pm EST. I'm so grateful for all the people who have made this possible. ♥
I took a couple of cell phone videos of Maggie purring and standing up to eat treats when I visited her at the vet yesterday. She's getting stronger! This is a good sign that she will be strong enough to handle the surgery, I think. http://youtu.be/mSJWU28Ze5s
Maggie got approved for IMOM this morning, and they've helped to raise an amazing $675 as of 1:45 today. That money will go towards her amputation. I'll remove the amputation goal from here if/when the IMOM thread raises the full $1000 they've approved towards the surgery. Maggie is so lucky there are so many kind people out there.
7/4/12 Vet Visit - Roommies and I visited Maggie this morning. We gave her lots of pets, including some from you all. The vet said she seems to be in better spirits today. Her appetite isn't very good, but she ate some of the food I brought for her yesterday, and they're giving her some extra stuff for kitties who need extra nutrition or something.
Thanks to all of you, I've removed the goal to cover her euthanasia. We've a long way to go, but I'm hoping to get her through to recovery. I can't tell you how grateful I am... if not for you all, I would have had to have her put to sleep this morning. As of now, Maggie owes her life to an unknown number who have helped by donating or reposting.
More donations found in PayPal. Thank you very, very much, and for those expressing concern via notes in PayPal, yes, roommies and I have firmly resolved that Maggie will never be an outdoor cat again. Indoors only, no matter how pissy she is about it.