If you don't know Annie's story, the last few posts have been about her. In a nutshell, her previous owners were going to take her to a shelter if they couldn't find a home for her before they moved. We took her in hopes of finding her home. Just one day after we brought her home, she started peeing blood. After several trips to the vet, a urinalysis and an x-ray, it was discovered she has stones.
The vet called me last Friday with the estimate. It's going to cost $2,000 for the surgery to remove the stones. In my wildest worries about the price, I never thought it would be this much. I spoke with Trish at Katnip Lounge, who by the way, is wonderful and funny too, just like her blog. Her Grayce had this same procedure in Las Vegas for about $800. Plus, her surgery was laproscopic, which seems to have a considerable less recovery time. I've called three vets in this area. They all charge the same price, if not more, and none of them does the laproscopic surgery.
I've received several ideas and even some vets to call. I'll definitely be calling around starting Tuesday after the holiday weekend to try to find a cheaper vet. I really appreciate all the encouragement and info! I need to also look into somehow making some extra money but I'm not sure where to start.
Although the blood seems to have abated considerably, Annie is still going to the litter box constantly. Other than that, she seems to feel well. She loves to play. She's also spending a little less time under the bed and isn't growling quite as much. Lucy and Simba have been wonderful.
I hope you're enjoying the three-day weekend!