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URGENT! MUST UPDATE ZOLA'S X-RAYS FOR SURGERY!
$195 raised
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For those of you who know of our beautiful, vibrant little wonder girl, you know of her struggle with just one functioning lung. SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP TODAY!!
We must raise $185.00 by 8am on Wednesday to pay for updated x-rays and exam to ...
For those of you who know of our beautiful, vibrant little wonder girl, you know of her struggle with just one functioning lung. SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP TODAY!!
We must raise $185.00 by 8am on Wednesday to pay for updated x-rays and exam to determine if she can receive the life-giving surgery that will spare her the horrible monthly heat cycles, and possibly even give her back her second lung! This will be the only cost to our rescue.
Dr. Miers, of Pioneer Medical Center has generously offered, with a visiting WSU 4th year student, to perform the $1,500.00 surgery at no charge. This is a once in her life-time chance, but it is a dangerous and delicate surgery, so we need the new x-rays to help determine if she has a good chance to survive the operation.
"Zo" continues to amaze me, she is full of life, but I see her struggle to breathe if she coughs, or gets caught up in a urge to play, and my heart breaks. Her screaming, howling heat cycles are coming sometimes every two weeks. These are hard on her too.
This will be the hardest decision I have ever made, because it is a life giving, or life ending surgery, there is no middle ground. PLEASE HELP ME MAKE THAT DECISION BY FORWARDING TO FRIENDS, ANYONE WHO CAN HELP US WITH THESE NEW FILMS.
A Little History for the newbies:
Zola ("to Live") came to us in January of 2012. She had been found, near death on the side of the road on Halloween. She woke from the coma 3 days later, with a breathing abnormality but the people could not afford a vet. Two months later, she had 4 tiny kittens, and the bank foreclosed on their house.
She had the biggest eyes and the tiniest little body, and though she labored to breathe at times, she does not seem distressed, she is playful, and loving, and the sweetest, strangest little soul you could meet.
An initial exam and FelV/FIV test came back negative, but we had to wait for a final diagnosis on the breathing problem. After her kittens were old enough to be placed with another rescue, we immediately had a comprehensive exam done with x-rays. The outcome was DEVASTATING for those of us who had come to love her spirit.
Diaphragmatic hernia, with the complication of a collapsed lung. Also some intestine had entered the cavity, which could later cause strangulation of tissue, sepsis, or perforation of an organ or bowel. I cried for a week. They suggested euthanasia. I was told it would be kinder than what may happen without surgery. She also has spectacular heat cycles every 20-30 days that last a week.
We elected to watch her carefully, and protect her from all possible sources of illness, as a simple cold can kill her. She seems to need heat, likes it best at 78 degrees and 50% humidity, it is a daily struggle that she does not get too hot, which can also kill her.
This sweet girl deserves to live, you can see more pictures and information on our Facebook page at Achance4cats . Thank you for sharing!
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