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    Fister is at the hospital

    Fister's own vet is sick and other vet was booked all day, so I called the vet hospital and made an appointment. I wheeled him over there in a pram I borrowed, a 15 min walk.

    We didn't have to wait long, a woman vet examined him thoroughly, weighed him and took his temperature, which was normal. She confirmed my fear that he had lost more weight, he is down to 4,3 kg. He has very pale gums and needs fluid, so he will be put on a drop and they will keep him until tomorrow. Hope the fluid will perk him up! He was such a good boy during the examination.

    They will do the tests again that he had done recently, plus some more - and a urine test. She talked about scanning him, also. I said go ahead and do what's necessary if I can keep him a bit longer and his life quality will improve.

    I almost fainted when she told me cost of all these tests, and I don't know what to do. So far, it will be more than $730 and since November 2012, I have less money to live on already.

    So depending on what they find is wrong with him and considering his age, I may have to make a very difficult decision.

    This is the hospital I took him to: http://www.dyrehospitalet.ku.dk/

    Please send all the good thoughts you can!
    Last edited by Randi; 02-01-2013 at 09:35 AM.
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    Oh Randi, I'm so sorry to hear this about sweet Fister. Please know that many prayers are going up for him and upon further testing they find things not to be nearly as bad as reported. Lots of get better lovies are being sent for Fister and many [[[[[HUGS]]]]] for you. Please keep us updated?
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    Randi - I too am so sorry to hear this distressing report. Hopefully Fister will perk up be be able to have more quality time with you. Mega prayers for him, and {{{hugs}}} to you. Hang in there, and think positive.
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    Saying prayers and sending good thoughts for both you and dear Fister.
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    Prayers from Rhode Island for Fister and for the white coats caring for him.
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    Randi, I am so sorry to hear about Fister. Please do set up a Paypal account so we may all contribute a little something to his care. Really. Do not hesitate to do this. Of all the people here, who have been in dire straights, you certainly deserve the attention and contributions from us. The folks at Paypal will do the conversion of $.

    I hope your boy recovers quickly. If he is going to be struggling like this, you may want to let him go. Not everyone can afford to keep a sick pet alive forever. You have given him great care so far. Now that he is old and failing, it may just be his time to say goodbye to his beloved meowmie.

    Prayers and good vibes coming your way.

    P. S. Don't forget about that Paypal account. Sometimes it takes a village.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sasvermont View Post
    Prayers and good vibes coming your way.

    From Chicago, too - hoping that the fluids and medications will help



    Edited to say: Please advise, PT'ers.
    I found this address for the hospital on their Web site. I wonder if they would permit payments mailed directly to them for Fister. ???
    Universitetshospitalet for Familiedyr
    Dyrlęgevej 16
    1870 Frederiksberg C
    Copenhagen, Denmark <-- I added this line, it is not part of the original address but I would need it in order to mail internationally

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasvermont View Post
    Randi, I am so sorry to hear about Fister. Please do set up a Paypal account so we may all contribute a little something to his care. Really. Do not hesitate to do this. Of all the people here, who have been in dire straights, you certainly deserve the attention and contributions from us. The folks at Paypal will do the conversion of $.

    I hope your boy recovers quickly. If he is going to be struggling like this, you may want to let him go. Not everyone can afford to keep a sick pet alive forever. You have given him great care so far. Now that he is old and failing, it may just be his time to say goodbye to his beloved meowmie.

    Prayers and good vibes coming your way.

    P. S. Don't forget about that Paypal account. Sometimes it takes a village.

    I echo all of what sasvermount has written and add extra love & prayers for your special Fister boy and you.

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