I am hijacking Lucy’s blog once again. I want to say how incredibly moved we, my husband and I, are by the outpouring of donations, well-wishes, purrs and help we’ve received. We just are so thankful to all of you. Your kindness and your support mean so much to us. I want to give a special thanks to Marg for all of her work and time on the fund-raising auction. Also, my friend Dianne did a lovely tribute post to Annie. The love from the blog world has just been amazing!
Thursday, I went to Annie’s doctor to go over the estimate. I still haven’t been able to find a place that will do this for less. This vet is very nice and obviously really cares about Annie. On a side note, Annie’s previous owner called her to confirm everything that I had told her. The vet said, “All I’m going to say is after speaking with her, I’m really glad you now have Annie.” The vet was alarmed that she wants to put her to sleep (yes, she even told the vet that). I had let go of all my pride and requested via e-mail that they consider donating the amount they were willing to pay to put her to sleep toward her surgery.
Anyway, back to the important stuff. The vet explained that the estimate did not include two x-rays, one before the surgery and one after. I understand the one after because they will flush out her bladder and need to make sure there are no stones embedded in there. However, I just paid for one almost two weeks ago. She said we could forgo the one before the surgery but it’s not ideal. Apparently, in just a few weeks new stones can form and also change position. I’m going to give this some thought.
For future care, Annie will need a urinalysis twice a year. She will also need her urine gravity checked regularly but that’s free. She’ll be going on anti-anxiety medication after the surgery and will have to be on a prescription diet for at least a few years.
Annie’s surgery will either be next week or the week after at the latest.
I really enjoyed everyone’s input on how you give time and attention to your kitties. Our kitties all have different personalities. Little Annie still spends a good part of her time under the bed, but she also comes out for some pets and likes to play too. I feel like if I had more time to spend with her, she'd more comfortable here and not so skittish. I also just hate the hissing and growling that goes on between her and Lucy. Annie also hisses at Simba, but Simba, who's just a sweet, old man cat, doesn't do a thing.
Clcik here to go to the auction to help Annie