This year so far there have been quite a few big vet bills:
- Zammie, the cat with Ehlors-Danlos Syndrome, who's non-routine vet bills so far are close to $750 (or more)
- Hayley Mills, our little miracle girl who was only 2 weeks old and weighed less than a pound but came through eye enucleation surgery (removal of eye) like a trooper. She's still charging around like a trooper and won't sit still for a picture. But oh, she is cuter than a ladybug!!
- Then came Cassie, another occular unicorn, who we knew didn't have upper eyelids when we took her in (the person that found the kittens in the attic took them to the vet). We knew that medical for Cassie would most likely be a huge expense over time, but we wouldn't turn her away because of that. Although except from initial visits, most of her eye medical is delayed until she is 3-4 months old.
- The Blue Jean Kittens (Levi, Strauss, Wrangler, and Lee) were very weak and had bad eyes when we took them. Poor Wrangler has cataracts -- at only 8 weeks old. The specialist at Animal Eye Care said it may resolve itself as he continues to get proper nutrition. But these guys were in such bad shape when we got them, that they may very well have stunted growth - they are getting good nutrition, receiving medical treatment but are still very small for 8 weeks old.
- CeCe (itty bitty cow kitty), Cassie's sibling, has been to the vet three times in a week and had to undergo a procedure last week.
- Meredith Grey, of the Grey's Anatomy kittens, had surgery today for an encapsulated hernia and also required a partial bowel dissection. Meredith is 13 weeks old.