Currently, the little guy is boarded
at an animal hospital until the money can be raised.
The woman that found him is also searching for a temporary
foster home so if know of anyone, please contact me.
(I will take him after his shots and surgery (so my
current cats are protected) if he doesn't find another
permanent home). I've been told he tested negative for
Feline Leukemia and HIV. Any advice you may have is
Please contact Dr. James Clinton of the Animal Eye Clinic
located on Rt. 204 541, Medford, NJ 08055, phone number
609-654-0304. Ask to speak to him directly. Tell him
the story and ask him if there is anyway he could perform
the surgery at a discount. He did surgery for one of
my rescue kitties for a very reasonalbe price. He is
an awesome veterinary ophthalmologist. In the meantime,
I will send out a crosspost to other rescue groups to
see if anyone could help donate some money towards the
little kittens surgery.
Please let me know what happens and if you receive the
help you need.
The appointment is for tomorrow at 12:45 should anyone
want information directly from the doctor. I'll let
the doctor know that donations may be sent directly
to the office and will also final up to let everyone
know what the actual cost will be as well as to keep
everyone informed as to how much was donated.
I want to sincerely thank everyone for caring about
the little guy. I'm overwhelmed by the amount of responses
we've had and I know the little kitten is also grateful
for his life.
Did everyone get the online photo album?
If I missed anyone please let me know or forward.
I picked the kitten up last night. I
then drove to Pam's (Saved Whiskers) so she could take
a quick look at him. He is shy and cautious at first
(sat at the back of the carrier) but after a few minutes,
he felt more comfortable and got closer to the door
and us. He really is a sweet kitten with a great disposition.
He purrs, rubs against your legs and even likes to play
despite his condition. He is eating well too.
Today he saw Dr Clinton. The eye did
have to be removed and he will require some after care
but it shouldn't be too drastic. I missed Dr Clinton's
phone call but he confirmed that the surgery was complete
and that the kitty is doing well. I should be able to
pick him up tomorrow morning. Other than the eye situation,
he has fleas and a distended abdomen which i think translates
The doctor said that he had some sort of slit/incision
and fluids started to leak out, including the iris.
That is why his eye is essentially "hanging out"
of the orbit. The doctor thought it has been that way
for a long time. Since he was a stray, noone knows how
this may have happened. Luckily, there shouldn't be
any damage to his good eye. So in a couple of weeks,
he should be good as new! I do not have a diagnosis
or written description as of now, but hope to get something
either tomorrow or by the time the kitten goes back
for the aftercare and to remove the stitches.
Please also send me a note if you have
any ideas for the little guy's name. Right now we are
just calling him baby boy so he needs a name. And lastly,
if anyone wants to visit him, let me know so we can
make arrangements for you to stop by.
IF ANYONE WAS INADVERTENTLY MISSED,
PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ALONG.
Thanks so much!!!!
He's home!!!!!! And he is still purring. He loves to
be held and loved. Dr Clinton said to worry if he didn't
eat by Monday evening but he already ate a whole can
of wet food. He's a trooper. Now I am off to give him
a bath and finish combing out the fleas.
His next appt is Oct 6 for a check-up
and to remove the stitches.
There is only 1 name suggestion so far....Blinker.
Are there any others?
Here is the breakdown of the bill:
$65 for the initial exam.
$45 for anesthesia.
$40 for the operating room.
$225 for the surgery.
$18 for the overnight hospitalization.
$25 for blood, fluid, oxygen.
Total for the surgery is $353.00 As
soon as my husband gets home, I'll have him scan the
bill so you all can see it.
A few after pictures are coming.......
And I would highly recommend Dr Clinton
if anyone needs a VMD. He doesn't typically do surgery
on Saturday and I think he made an exception for the
little guy. He really cares about our animals...even
mentioned that the kitten was purring late last night.
So he either stayed late with him or went back sometime
last night to check on him.
"BLINKER" BEFORE SURGERY