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My beloved tortie, named Blackie is very ill.

In KirklandLake
June 20th, 2011, 07:59 PM
I am crying as I type this.
My beautiful tortie is at the vet and will die without surgery.

She is only 4 years old.
I just can not have her put to sleep.

I'd love to hear from anyone who has any advice, here in Hamilton.
I do not want any money, I just want my little one to come home,
to live a full life!

She is too ill to come home and is still at the vet, on I.V.:(

Hamilton, Ontario

June 20th, 2011, 08:14 PM
Shelly, sending you lots of :pray::fingerscr and crossed paws for your Blackie to heal. patti

June 20th, 2011, 08:16 PM
Have you talked to your vet about paying in installments, Shelly? If money is an issue, some vets are willing to do that.

In KirklandLake
June 20th, 2011, 08:20 PM
I have asked.
But they want half before doing the surgery or $1,000+
That is just not possible :cry:

June 20th, 2011, 08:25 PM
Welcome to the site...I am so sorry its under these circumstances. I also live in Hamilton. I dont know which vet your currently using but I would highly reccomend calling the cat clinic on concession street. Dr.Liz OBrien is a wonderful caring vet. I have on several occasions seen them offer people the opportunity to make payments.

What is the diagnosis? She sure is a beauty! :thumbs up

In KirklandLake
June 20th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Blackie is at the Pet Vet Eastside Hospital in Stoney Creek.

She has an infected uterus, which is draining.
She is dehydrated as well.

I feel so lousy for not getting her fixed.
But she is so darn slight, I feared the surgery would kill her.

June 20th, 2011, 09:30 PM
So what do they tell you the costs are for? is it pyometra that she has?

What are they reccommending as a course of action?

June 20th, 2011, 09:39 PM
An infected uterus (pyometra) in a cat is extremely serious and life threatening, and surgery as soon as possible is the only viable option.

I hope you can find a way to have the surgery done.:fingerscr Unfortunately, this type of surgery is generally considerably more expensive than a regular spay. Perhaps you can do as Winston suggested and check with some other vets who might be willing to accept smaller payments.

Sending :pray::goodvibes: for you and Blackie.:grouphug: She is a beautiful girl.

In KirklandLake
June 21st, 2011, 09:36 PM
The vet estimated between $2200 and $2800. She had pyometria.

The vet has done the surgery today and she has survived and is doing well. Due to my current situation, it is impossible for me to cover the bill, though I am grateful to the vet for saving her life.
She is at Pet Vet Hospital on Hwy 8. Her name is Blackie the Orange Kitty.

Bless You
Shelly McRoberts

June 21st, 2011, 09:53 PM
I am so glad that they saved her life! Are they going to keep her? or let you arrange something?

Your in my thoughts and prayers! :thumbs up

June 21st, 2011, 09:53 PM
I am very glad the vet did the surgery. Pyometras if caught early enough and surgery done are almost always successful. God Bless the vet. I will :pray: for Blackie.
Are you now going to get your other two females spayed? :fingerscr:fingerscr