Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Is there no doctor in the house?
We live in one of the biggest cities in the world, Manhattan, and yet there are only a small handful of board certified orthopedic surgeons who can do the surgery Wampi needs to survive. I am in shock. And the surgeon that was going to work on Wampi, well, she's on vacation for the next 3 weeks.

So tomorrow morning I am going to the vet hospital to pick up Wampi and take him to a new vet hospital uptown where the surgeon will evaluate him and decide on when to do the surgery. And of course, give us an estimate on the bill.

They told us to expect this place to be "a lot more expensive." But we have no choice, do we? There is no surgeon at the ASPCA who can do the operation, this lower-cost doctor is going on vacation, and Wampi's life hangs in the balance.

Meanwhile, he sits in a cage with his shaved legs, casts & splints, IV in his little kitty arm, and pain medicine to keep him from going mad. I can't even stand the thought.

I'm really hoping we can fund raise to help off set this bill. The current vet said they would look into a program with NY Saves to see if they could help. I'll keep everyone posted.
posted by Cam at 8:07:00 PM |


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