Laura, believe me when I say that many of us are in the same financial boat! But I wouldnt do anything different...these babies are MY responsibility, and I will do everything I can for them.
I'm glad Charlotte is feeling better...don't worry, she'll eat more as she improves. Debbie (COL) "The time is always right to do what is right" - Martin Luther King > Date: Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:05:58 -0700 > From: hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Charlotte > > > I've thought about checking it out, but I've met a few people who have been > turned down by Care Credit lately for no obvious reason. > I suppose the rotting posts on the front porch won't be fixed this year, and > forget about painting the dining room. That's the most I've ever spent in one > day on a vet visit. And that's in addition to the $600 spent last week on > Tabby's teeth cleaning, Charlotte's initial exam, testing and meds and 2 > neuters. > Charlotte already is more active and is walking around the turtle room. She > still isn't eating as much as I'd like, but she just seems so more normal > now. And I really liked the vet we saw yesterday (Dr Michael Ray at the Cat > Clinic of Roswell in Roswell, GA, for all you Georgians on the list). I think > we've found a new vet. > > > --- On Sun, 4/19/09, dlg...@windstream.net <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote: > > > From: dlg...@windstream.net <dlg...@windstream.net> > > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Update on Charlotte > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Cc: "Laura Mostello" <hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com> > > Date: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 11:06 AM > > Laura, hang in there as long as you can and if they have > > Care Credit in your area, try it instead of Visa. you > > don't have to pay interest if you pay it off wihtin a > > year. you can reach them at www.geoonlineservice.com or > > 1-866-893-7864. they have gotten me thru a couple of > > $600.00 bills and a big dental bill. i don't know if > > they are in your area or your vet uses them, but would be > > worth a try. dorlis > > ---- Laura Mostello <hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com> > > wrote: > > > > > > I brought Charlotte back to the vet yesterday. She > > still wasn't doing well, just nibbling at her food and > > appearing very lethargic. Since I wasn't especially > > happy with my vet's response to her, I tried another > > clinic that I'd heard good things about, just to get a > > second opinion. Dr. Ray took more blood and told me that > > Charlotte was indeed very anemic - her PCV was 9% versus > > about 40% for a healthy young adult cat. So I was a little > > ticked off that my regular vet didn't tell me just how > > anemic she was, and a week had gone by when something else > > could have been done. The vet was concerned about tumors but > > X-rays showed nothing. He recommended that a blood > > transfusion be done immediately, so he packed up his 22 > > pound donor cat and I brought both cats to North Fulton > > emergency center since they were just down the road & Dr > > Ray's office was closing for the day. > > > I picked Charlotte up at 11:30 last night (lots of > > coffee was needed since it was an hour and a half drive) and > > she was so hungry! She started chowing down right away. She > > now has doxycycline and Prednisilone twice a day. Now we > > just have to wait for the rest of the test results to come > > back. I'll keep you all updated. > > > Thank goodness for Visa....it was almost $900 > > yesterday. My mom asked me, "Why didn't you just > > put her down?" but I couldn't. She doesn't want > > to die. She's purring and rolling over to be petted and > > even yesterday when she didn't feel good she was going > > up to everybody and looking for attention. > > > Laura > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > > Felvtalk mailing list > > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > > > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _________________________________________________________________ More than messages–check out the rest of the Windows Live™. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowslive/ _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org