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3 FeLV Positive Kittens / Eye Surgery
$115 raised
17% of $690 goal
8 contributors
0 days left
Ended Jan 28, 2014
Sky was a mere 5 weeks old when I snatched her from a feral colony. In order to get the eye surgery it was imperative that our first steps were to get the swelling down from around the eye and the infection cleared and the URI also had ...

Sky was a mere 5 weeks old when my mother snatched her from a feral colony. In order to get the eye surgery it was imperative that our first steps were to get the swelling down from around the eye and the infection cleared and the URI also had to be cleared for her to survive the surgery. We accomplished these goals.

Sky was brought to me in West Columbia to get Sky's surgery underway when we were hit w/devastating news, that she was positive for Leukemia. My mother ran her siblings immediately to her Vet. and they too tested positive.

All had URI, they were only 10oz. when I got them, they are now very healthy at 2.11 lbs ea.(Sky just a little smaller at 2.8 lbs.) to look at them, to see their rambunctious play you would never guess they are harboring such a horrible virus. Which is why my mother's Vet. is very optimistic they can over come it ~beat the infection.

Sky is already back with my mother. We felt they had a much better chance to get well if they are together. Sky is the instigator, she really gets her siblings going. Just as soon as she was back w/her sister and brother they started running a muck destroying the cage and having a blast while doing it! : ) Now surgeries will take place in my mom's area in Myrtle Beach where Vet's are much more expensive.

We absolutely would never even want to imagine the kind of pain Sky must have been in and in that condition being so tiny at that time but we want to assure you she is no longer in any kind of turmoil. She acts as if nothing ever happened and only having the one eye doesn't keep her down. At this point we just need the remaining eye tissue debris and tear ducts removed and get it permanently sutured shut.

Being tested positive for the virus the Vet. needs to feel confident that she will not be breed further spreading the virus, which is the reason for the spay before the eye surgery. We can definitely understand the Vet's position on this issue and even agree w/it. All three kittens will need to be altered.

The spay and eye surgeries cannot happen simultaneous as this would not only keep her under too long putting her at risk it also has two very different procedures. Different anesthesia's. Not to mention the spay requires a mask, not allowing the surgeon to get to the eye.

Unfortunately, neither surgery can be performed until Sky gets a little bigger and she over comes the virus. The virus is causing her and her litter mates a constant low grade fever which could prove deadly under anesthesia.

We are not giving up on these kittens and both my daughter's and we will do our best by them, we have already depleted our funds from the initial fundraiser, $810 between the Vet. trips, trips to Columbia, medications ect. The Vet. bills have already cost so much, we didn't expect initial appointments/tests to rack up like they did, which is why we are still desperately trying to raise the rest of our $1500 goal, $690 remaining.

Their care has become much more complicated now and treatment will be longer, We are to have them retested in 3 months w/fingers crossed. Please help if you can.

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