This is Isis, our Aby kitten of about 4-5 months of age. About a month ago, she was showing signs of an URI, and we brought her in for antibiotics. She seemed to get better for a few days, and then crashed quickly.
Her breathing had gotten so labored, that we brought her into an emergency vet. They prescribed us a different set of antibiotics, and we were on our way. We didnt think too much of it, because she was bright eyed and playful and eating/drinking fine.
A week later, and she got progressively worse, she was vomiting, her wheezing was clearly impacting her as she fought for every breath, and she was eating and drinking a lot less. What she did get in, she did so extremely noisily.
We brought her in to emergency again (because these things would just snap to a worse state within a day, and we were worried about waiting a week when she was clearly declining at a rapid rate) and they took some x rays, finding a suspicious lump within her skull, but they were unable to see any polyps (which, I dont think they looked very far since this thing was massive) and suggested we get a CT scan (which ranged from 1200 to 2500 alone)
She then stopped eating and drinking entirely. We started syringe feeding her and giving her water the same way, but she couldnt take very much at a time without spitting it out.
We took her in to the vet we had gotten her from, as they had stated they would insure a clean bill of health for the first year and include all shots, etc. And they told us it was definitely a polyp in her middle ear, they had a specialist they would call and bring them in to take care of her and that it would be covered.
Day by day she got progressively worse. By the third day she had clearly lost a lot of weight, even though she was only four pounds. Her bones were prominent, her fur was greasy, and she had stopped playing and moving around entirely. Her breathing had gotten so strained and so hard, that she had to keep her mouth open all the time, spent the entire day sleeping in effort to keep breathing. We had to wake her a few times when she seemed to stop, and she was constantly trembling.
We couldnt wait any longer, asked desperately if the specialist had gotten back to the vet, and all they could do was shrug and say he hadnt gotten back to them and they were sorry we were suffering, that we should just put her down.
The next day (yesterday) I spent hours calling every vet hospital in the area searching for anyone that could do a polyp removal surgery AND do it on the weekend, where as they just kept telling me to wait until monday, in which I told them I really didnt think she would last that long.
So I finally found a specialty animal hospital that could do it, and we rushed her over. After about 2 hours of waiting, they told us they thought it was indeed a polyp, and they would call someone in to take care of it.
We just got a call this morning saying the surgery went fine, it was indeed a massive polyp. One that was half the size of her skull (apparently it grew since we had the xrays done) and entirely massive for any cat, much less one that young.
But now its out, and we’ll be picking her up in a few minutes. The point of this is, after the 250 dollar charge of our first ER visit (which I cant seem to find the bill for, but when I do I’ll update this), the 440 dollar charge for the xrays, and the 1400 charge for the procedure, I have spent every last cent I have. My credit cards are maxed out, I have no income, and am entirely without any funds.
Any and all donations would be incredibly appreciated, we’ve been put into such a massive hole because of this, but we didnt want to give up and just put her down.
All donations would go towards her bills, and really, just, we would be so incredibly grateful for the help.
It seems like I cant get the donate button to show up, for whatever stupid reason, so if you would like to help, the paypal address is email@example.com
If I ran Cartoon Network
(this is FAKE. I shouldn’t even have to say this but people on tumblr are gullible as fuck and would probably think this was real if enough people reblogged it)
oh my GOD
Is this from the alternate reality where Stuart Snyder still runs Cartoon Network?
As much as I hate reblogging negative things, (which is why I posted this as a link,) I feel the need to share this stuff because if we forget about this kind of stuff, it will happen again and again.
We hit 100 pages today, and I’m celebrating that by sharing all the fan-art that I know of in a special post with links back to every artist (message me for changes, I understand if you’d rather not have yours up for whatever reason - and if I missed yours, I’ll collect it for the next…
Reblorping because my Dr. Phage pic managed to get into Mr. Leech’s Awful Hospital fanart gallery! Woo!
Because nobody deserves to feel alone.
*Doctor Who theme*
*Glade of Dreams*
Take me to PaRappa Town! NOW!
I haven’t fully decided what kind of world SēMaj inhabits, but I’ve decided what kind of world they don’t inhabit: a normal one.
SēMaj’s newest look! (And hopefully their last. I’m getting tired of redesigning this guy over and over again.)
Well, no, the story only progresses sporadically because the time it takes for the author to read all the suggestions for what happens next, decide which one is best, and then draw it tends to vary. Sometimes there’ll be several updates in one day, and sometimes there’ll be days where it doesn’t update at all. Despite this, it’s still a pretty interesting story. Even during the dry spells, seeing the next part is usually worth the wait.
I was reading my PaRappa the Rapper comics (yes, those exist) and I spotted something odd about one of the extras in book 3.
I dunno, that mama bunny that Katy’s talking to seems strangely familiar. Maybe if I gave it a half-assed colorization…
Yeah, only people who played Awful Hospital are going to get the reference, but I still felt like this was worth sharing nonetheless.