A Leg for Louis -
7 days ago, Louis, our dear pet, child and little buddy got injured somehow. The poor guy got spooked and disappeared up a tree at the sight of his cat-carrier, only to return 52 worrying hours later with a broken leg. He appeared stable, but he had a twisted right hind leg and was a little confused.
We immediately took him to the vet, where he was thankfully sedated with his blankie - but what a scary cage.They did X-rays the following morning and discovered that his ankle bone is split and his tibia fractured. This was terrible news; the doctor sent Louis home with pain pills and consulted with his colleges over the weekend.
Today we were contacted and told by the doctor's office that another doctor at Panorama Veterinary Clinic will see Louis tomorrow and perhaps go into surgery.
The surgery is to have one or more pins to be inserted into his ankle bone(s) - pardon my poor understanding of anatomy. We were told that he will get most of the foot's mobility back. As I understand it, it is a delicate operation which needs a very skilled physician and resources. The estimate we got is R16,000 (updated 14/3/2016). The idiom about an arm and a leg, seems to apply to paws and claws too - but this is no joke for Louis.
We didn't ask for alternatives, we know what that is, we don't want Louis to have his leg amputated. This is not an option for our happy, squeaky, sneaky, purry cuddle-monster, who wants nothing more than to climb trees, traverse walls and run around in circles happily with the other cats.
We please call on friends, Louis fans or fellow toe-bean counters to consider helping our fund with anything they would like to donate - even an extra R10 ($1) helps us reach the goal of paying for Louis' operation. You can send something through gogetfunding's paypal in $, through my EFT details below, or send me a message if you would like to contribute some funds another way.
We thank all our concerned friends who responded when Louis went missing, those who expressed sympathy & support, and those who read this far and/or feels like contributing. We will keep you updated on Louis' road to recovery <3
Walt & Rowan
Loving kitten "thaddies" (Louis has a lisp)
*Please note, we have switched the campaign over to USD ($) to accommodate Paypal as well. If you would like to add something to the fund, there are some additional options below!*
Banking Details for EFT donations
ABSA BANK (SOUTH AFRICA)
Ref: Louis fund
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