I found this plea on reddit.com, a social bookmarking site where I spend way too much time, and it's breaking my heart because I am stone broke and can't even send $5 to help. I don't know whether asking this is a violation of TDK rules; I hope not. It's just that these folks have gone so far already to save their kitty, and I'm trying to help them put together the money to bring her home safely. Here's the story, along with the Help Loki Fund website link:
Thank you guys. The short story is that Loki ate a ton of string which destroyed her insides. Thanks to some amazing doctors and nurses she has survived so far. Unfortunately her intestines are still not functioning.
Loki was rescued when she was a tiny little baby, along with her two sisters. Her mother had died, and the little babies were found by my boyfriend. He taught them to eat, to drink, and basically was and is their mother. She and her sisters are 6 years old now.
We noticed her withdrawing and not eating (she is a very social cat and loves to eat). We took her to the vet and they found that she had string basically cinching her intestines together into a tiny little ball. After a six hour surgery all of the string was removed. They had to cut her stomach open once, intestines 6 times, and repair two lacerations that the string had made.
Since then she has been touch and go. Her pancreas is in very bad shape from the string and the surgery, causing her not to eat which is slowing her recovery. They have taken her off the pain medication, and she was looking okay today - eyes open, purring, looking around. She is in a bad way but still has a 50% chance of making it if they can treat her pancreas and get her intestines processing food.
If we can afford to keep her in the hospital, we have a good chance of bringing her home. We want to do everything we can, but already our credit (every form we could get) is maxed out. We love Loki so much. If we can make it through these next couple of days, we can have our baby home and happy.
here's the link: