Monthly Archives: June 2014
This post originated on my Tumblr, but I thought I would branch out and ask my subscribers for some help as well.
First post 6/14:
Hi guys, Mr. Rochester, my cat, is doing better. I just talked to the vet and they said he was eating and doing much better with fluids. I still don’t know when he can come home.
I’m going out of town for a wedding on Thursday, so regardless I have to board him with the vet for a few days next week because they’ll have to continue his treatment.
It’s all really expensive and eating away at my savings account. Anything you can spare – even $5 – would really help me and my kitty.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.
p.s. you can also donate funds to my Paypal account (email@example.com)
I just got off the phone with my vet. Mr. Rochester is doing much better. He’s eating and his levels are all going down.
He has to stay at least one more night with I.V. fluids before he can come home (though I have to board him again with the vet when I go out of town so he can get all his medicine while I’m gone).
His red blood cells are a little off, but they’re giving him some medicine for that.
His kidneys are going to be deficient from here on out and I will have to change his diet and be extremely careful and watchful, but the vet told me multiple times that this does not mean he’s going to leave me anytime soon and that many cats with deficient kidneys live for a long time.
I’m still a crying mess. My apartment is so quiet without his meowing.
This is all going to cost a lot, not just for the treatment right now and his boarding next weekend, but for continual monitoring, so anything you can spare right now is more than helpful: http://www.gofundme.com/Help-Mr-Rochester
I still haven’t heard when he can come home and it looks like he may have to stay at the hospital until Sunday at this rate. Which is going to cost A LOT. So really, anything helps because it all adds up to a whole lot: http://www.gofundme.com/Help-Mr-Rochester
Tom: I appreciate your concern. . .but I’m perfectly able to carry on
by myself. As I said, with Gene’s help from time to time. I imagine we could have dinner once in a while, couldn’t we, Gene? Once or twice a week? Take you up to Rotary. Some of the speakers are amusing.
Gene: Sure, Dad.
Tom: Give us time to get together at last, a chance to know each other.
Alice: Gene wants to get married.
Alice: Gene wants to move to California and get married.
Gene: Alice, will you shut up?
Alice: I can’t help it. You’ve never faced up to him. Let him ruin your life.
Gene: I can handle my own life!
Alice: You can’t.
Tom: Children. Children.mI don’t want to interfere with either of your lives. I took of myself at 8, I can take care of myself at 80. I’ve never wanted to be a burden to my children.
Gene: I’m gonna hang around, Dad.
Tom: There’s no need to.
Gene: I’ll move in until you start feeling better.
Tom: I don’t want to ruin your life.
Gene: I didn’t say that.
Tom: I’ve long had the impression that my only function in this family was to supply the money…
Tom: To supply funds for your education.
Gene: Dad, will you stop it!
Tom: As far as I’m concerned, this conversation has ended.