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    My Ming is at the whitecoats, very ill.

    My precious Ming had another urinary blockage this weekend (why do they always this on weekends?) I didn't have the money for the emergency vet, they wanted $300 just to look at him. Ming made it through the weekend and I took him to the vet this morning. My fears were realized, Ming was blocked again (it's been almost 4 years since his last blockage, so we've been lucky for awhile). His blockage was removed and he is now catheterized and resting at the vet's, where he will stay at least one night.

    Ming will be fine, at least that is what the vet has told me, but this couldn't have come at a worse time. My car payment is late, everything is a struggle now, and I just didn't need the worry about Ming and how I will pay for this (over $600). I just have to trust in the Lord that a way will be provided.

    Anyway, could you guys keep Ming in your thoughts and prayers? He's just the sweetest kitty ever and doesn't deserve this problem. I just want him home again, healthy and happy.

    I LOVE YOU MING!
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I've been through this a few times with two different cats. My RB Storm blocked 2 times within a short period of time so the special diet he was on wasn't helping. He had to end up having the PU surgery and although it cost me a lot of money it was well worth it to have him to be able to be with me for many more years without having the fear of him blocking again. I hope that Ming will feel better soon and recover quickly. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent his way. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
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    Ming will be in our prayers, as will you.
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    He should be home tomorrow. Thank you guys for your kind thoughts. The week before this happened, I changed their dry food. The new food was supposedly gluten free, but I'm not so sure of that. Oh well, he will get nothing but Wilderness from now on.
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    Oh, I am sorry. Prayers for Ming and you both.

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    Prayers for you and Ming!

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    Thoughts and prayers for Ming coming from CT.

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    Many prayers for Ming. Will your vet do a payment plan for you? I hope Ming is home and all better soon.
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    Big, big prayers for sweet Ming
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    I'm thinking of both you and Ming. I hope that you're both doing well. I don't know if you have a credit card to help pay for his vet bill or maybe,as Candace already mentioned, your vet will allow you to make payments. You may also be able to apply for care credit. Here's a link about it: http://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/. Lots more prayers and positive thoughts are being sent to both you and Ming. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
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    My vet decided to let me do payments. It's still going to hurt my pocketbook, $100 per month, but my car will be paid off in a couple of months and then that payment will be effortless! I'm just glad Ming is ok! I pick him up tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see his pretty face again.Name:  DSCF0062.jpg
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    Good news, both about the bill, and Ming!
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    Great news! I hope Ming stays healthy and happy for a long long time!
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    You are a good cat mom, you caught this and got him in to the vet. AND he will recover and be home soon!

    Prayers for Ming and for you as well.
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    Bad news. Ming reblocked after the catheter was removed at the vets. They are now recatheterizing him and giving that about 50% chance of success. They are recommending surgery, but there is no way I have the money for that! If this recathing doesn't work, we may have to send Ming to the Bridge. Please keep a good thought for my dear kitty,Ming.
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