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Monday, March 26, 2012

Dr. Who needs your prayers, thoughts, and support

Dr. Who is at the emergency vet. He got really sick Sunday morning and was rushed to the vet for care. Initially they checked his sugar and it was really low and he was having trouble breathing so they put him on oxygen.

Sunday evening update: Since these pictures the vet has called to let us know that Dr. Who is doing better, they've taken him off oxygen and he's walking around, meowing and eating on his own. His white blood cell count is really low, so they are being careful to keep things sterile. The next 24 hours are crucial for the good Doctor. Your prayers and positive thoughts would be appreciated.

Monday morning update:  Dr. Who is not able to absorb glucose orally and his blood sugar is still very low so he is no longer running a fever - which in this case is not good.  The cost of his first 16 hours of care was $800.  He could require 1 day of care or 7 more days of care.  The estimates range from $250/day to $800/day - and right now because of his condition his care is costing the higher estimate for 24 hours of care.  Dr. Who's foster mom went to see him this morning and he kept trying to get up to see her and show her his belly for some petting.  It is so hard because he's fighting, he's not giving up so neither will we. 
And as you might imagine, a trip to the emergency vet and 24 hour care for a tiny kitten can be very expensive. If you would like to make a donation towards his medical bill we would really appreciate it. Every bit helps. You can find the link for a donation on our website:


Katie Isabella said...

Oh Precious little one. Dear little Dr. Much love and purrs and prayers for this dear little one.

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

Unfortunately, despite all the medical support, Dr. Who went into cardiac and respiratory arrest just before 11am this morning. They resuscitated once, but then the vet said we should let him go. His tiny body was just too small to handle the infection.

He was very much loved and cared for while we had time and we are thankful that we were able to take him in and get him the care needed so he didn't suffer and die.

We are still taking donations as his 24 hours at the emergency hospital was quite expensive because he was in critical condition and required extensive medical care.

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear that Dr. Who had to go to the Bridge so soon. Thank you for loving him so very much, and for always having his best in mind. Godspeed, Dr. Who. And purrs and prayers to all of you, dear friends.