Lily got to see a vet today and has had an exam, bloodwork and x-rays. She's been vaccinated and tested negative for FLV. All good things. Despite her injured leg, she is a healthy and incredibly friendly kitten. My sister said the vet had a hard time hearing her heartbeat because she was purring so loudly.
Now, here's the crazy part.
If you get angry easily, you better sit down for this.
The problem with her leg?
She was shot. Her tiny leg is full of shrapnel from the elbow joint down. It's likely she'll have to have it amputated.
I have no words. A kitten. SHOT.
She will have a consultation with an orthopedic surgeons soon to see what, if anything, can be done for her leg. The current estimate for surgery is $1500. That is just the surgery and does not include today's exam and tests or having her spayed, which sounds like it will have to be after her leg has healed.
In defiance of the completely heartless idiot did this to her, we will do our best to put this right. My sister and her husband are keeping Lily. She has a good home, now we just need to help her get the care she needs. I have pledged to help my sister and her hubby in any way I can so we can help Lily get better and have a healthier, happier life. Altogether, her fees look to be in the $2000 range. She is young, and other than her injury, she is healthy, and she is undeniably a people cat and is already responding well to the love and care she's receiving.
To every single person that has already donated to help Lily, I thank you and my sister sends her thanks. I can't even begin to express in words how much your generosity means to us. We've already raised $140 towards Lily's care, and that is in less than 24 hours. YOU ALL ROCK.
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I'd like to come up with some other ways to help Lily. If you have a suggestion of something that we can do, please let me know.
Hey all! I'm looking for a pattern for a dog costume that I can alter to be a Michael Jackson costume (waiting on the client to tell me which but I'm guessing the one from Thriller)
If anyone has a patterns I could print out or could direct me to one it would be so awesome! Thanks!
(I have cross-posted this to Holiday_Crafts/Critter_Country)
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