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  •  Here is her update: (29+ / 0-)
    UPDATE: Thanks to everyone's generosity, I've got the cash to get Meg through it. Folks have continued donating after we reached the goal. It will defray the several hundred dollars of my share of the cost and I appreciate it. However, I want folks to know that we've reached the goal and you do not have to give anymore. If the donations exceed the actual vet bills, I will refund the most recent donations. I do not want to receive a penny over what this actually costs. Thanks so much. You have saved Meg's life.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. Same goes with cats. We have claws and teeth!

    by triciawyse on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 11:58:12 AM PDT

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    •  That's good news! The last I had seen was last (18+ / 0-)

      night saying was still a bit short. But, yes. There's always extra cost.

      I think that Meg will probably improve once she's 'home' with Jill - even if it's a new home.

      A couple of summers ago I woke one morning to find our Loki look- a -like, Gus sitting off in a corner with his head down. I knew immediately that something was very wrong and got him to the vet. Ay first they thought he was diabetic, but tests showed that wasn't the case. His liver was failing. After two weeks at the vets with all kinds of tubes and treatment he still wasn't improving and they said it was just a matter of time. I had been going in every day to see him and he'd climb out of the cage into my arms every time I went.

      I refused to let him die down there in a cage alone so we made the decision to bring him home.

      That night he came to the kitchen when it was time to eat and he ate like a starving kitty. We were afraid to give him much at a time since he'd been on feeding tubes for two weeks. Every time one of us went to the kitchen he followed wanting fed, so we'd give him another spoonful.

      The next morning when I woke up he was curled up under my chin. And every day he got a little better. After a couple of weeks I took him back to the vets to let them see him. They were astounded that there he sat, healthy. He was gaining weight back and everything was normal on his tests.

      We have great vets. They move heaven and earth to try to to the best for their patients. They had done their part quite well, but I think the bond Gus has with us was a very important part of his recovery.

      Jill says Meg has a tight bond with her. I think being back with Jill will be a very important part of her recovery.

      "The world is made for those who aren't cursed with self-awareness." -- Annie Savoy, Bull Durham

      by tn mountain girl on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 12:27:40 PM PDT

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    •  I'll update my diary and remove it. (10+ / 0-)

      "Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul is unawakened." Anatole France

      by Pam LaPier on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 12:41:37 PM PDT

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