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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Last Jack update of the night. 
18th-Apr-2011 07:58 pm
*sigh* Okay.

Adam just got back from the animal hospital, and here's the skinny:

He definitely has a dental abscess. His jaw is definitely misaligned. We don't know why. When he's under anesthesia, they're going to see what they can find. They are running a shitload of tests - liver, cancer, infection under the abscess, seeing if the abscess has caused anything else. What happens from here will depend on what they find.

The low estimated total is $999.99.

The high estimated total is $1,835.13.

Have I mentioned that we also owe on taxes and for Explo? But Jack is family.

Starting tomorrow and until I have funds to cover Jack's treatment, I will be doing Wind Tunnel Dreams. For those who weren't here for the last round: WTD is a piece of flash fiction or poetry every day.

The theme of this WTD, because I need to be thinking about Shayara because y'know book contract and deadlines, is Shayara. You do not need to know anything about Shayara to prompt me. Random one-word prompts still work, I'll just be writing Shayara stuff out of 'em, so's you know.

If you donate and prompt me, I must use your prompt.

You can still prompt me if you can't donate, and I may use your prompt, but I'll prioritize paid prompts. If you don't have a prompt but are donating anyway, you can sponsor someone else's prompt.

There will also be a small auction. We have some collectible books, I have BPAL, I have stuff I've knitted (and I'm willing to do custom knitting). I am so not thinking about that tonight; we'll have to deal with it tomorrow.

You can leave your prompts here. If you donate, please also include your prompt in the PayPal notes field, because I may not know your legal name and want to make sure I get to your prompt if you paid for it!

Thank you and I am going to go curl up in a ball now.

EDIT: We have enough money, so I'm taking down the PayPal button, and the auction isn't necessary. Thank you so much!
18th-Apr-2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
Ugh, good luck.
There's a reason we call Mr. Poops 'the 20,000 dollar dog'.
It's such a tough situation.
I'm sending good thoughts Jack's way.
19th-Apr-2011 12:02 am (UTC)
Can't think of any prompts off the top of my head, but I threw $10 in the pot...wish I could do more...Kitties are definitely family members, I hope Jack feels better soon!
19th-Apr-2011 12:06 am (UTC)
Ugh, poor Jack. I hope it turns out to be something easily cured.

Prompt: miniatures
19th-Apr-2011 12:13 am (UTC)
I just sent you a little bit...it's not much, but being a catmom myself, I know what you mean about them being family. *Sending good healthy wishes Jack's way*
19th-Apr-2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Threw a little in the pot. If you're still short, we might be able to scare up a little more. This is where I'd usually type *hugs* but I'll save it for when next I see you. :)
19th-Apr-2011 12:32 am (UTC)
I can't afford to donate, as we have our own tax issues, but I also have a house full of cats and know the need to scrape things together. When you hold your mini auction, I can offer a blue mink/cashmere scarf: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ginskye/cinnamon-grace (should be publicly viewable)

The yarn used in this project retailed for $46. PM me on ravelry if you'd like me to send the item to you, or directly to your auction winner.
19th-Apr-2011 11:11 am (UTC)
Beautiful and it must be so soft - thank you!
19th-Apr-2011 01:10 am (UTC)
I'm so strapped right now, I can't donate. But I can and will send out the signal. Blessings & light for Jack, you & your family.

If you so choose, here is a prompt: hope.
19th-Apr-2011 01:41 am (UTC)
I donated but couldn't think of a prompt at the time. It just sort of hit me, but you're welcome to not use it: songs. As in, what are the songs of your characters and/or of your world?
19th-Apr-2011 01:58 am (UTC)
I threw 20 in the pot and re-posted to boost the signal. Prayers and healing calming thoughts and purrs are being sent to Jack.
19th-Apr-2011 03:28 am (UTC)
Oh, man. Poor Jack. We've got taxes and medical bills (both human and fourlegger) out the wazoo right now, but I can join Chris in offering something for auction. I'll pick something from inventory tomorrow and email you.
19th-Apr-2011 10:44 am (UTC)
*hug* Thank you - and I'm sorry I missed tonight! We've been a collective wreck over here...
19th-Apr-2011 03:55 am (UTC)
I'm so terribly sorry. Uly's going to cost me another $400 at the end of the month, so I'm not in any condition to help, but I want you to know I understand.

19th-Apr-2011 04:18 am (UTC)
Here by way of phenom_woman. Threw in what I could because, well, KITTEH. Best wishes to you and Jack and Jack's teef.
19th-Apr-2011 10:45 am (UTC)
Thank you!
19th-Apr-2011 05:06 am (UTC)
I donated, but don't worry about a prompt. Kitties have to be taken care of.
19th-Apr-2011 05:13 am (UTC)
Tried to send a little something, but PayPal is screwing with me, at the moment, won't recognize my password. I'll see if I can straighten it/them out tomorrow and try again. Pet lovers must support one another.
19th-Apr-2011 06:25 am (UTC)
I don't have much (you know what this time of year is like), but I shot you some karma money.
19th-Apr-2011 06:57 am (UTC)

I'd like to do some kind of "donate, then I'll make you a custom shiny thing based on your wishes/specifications", um, auction thingy. (It's late and post-seder, sorry for incoherence.) If you in fact want to run an auction thingy. I'm happy to host it on my journal if you'd like, and just send you a link/image to pimp on your own journal, too.
19th-Apr-2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome - thank you!
19th-Apr-2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'll put together a description and image later today and email it to you to host wherever you like. (My preference is your own LJ for maximum eyeballs...)

I'm excited because I'd been considering venturing more deliberately into doing custom stuff, and this seems like a good way to give it a try.
19th-Apr-2011 12:50 pm (UTC)
I'm in to donate a something or two for auction. Let me wake up a bit and I'll sit down and develop.

Also a cash donation of a bit.
19th-Apr-2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
Best thoughts to you and yours. I tossed something into the kitty, as it were.

Damn those stoic cats. When one of ours had an abscess, the only reason I found it was because she's our diabetikitty and we have to have our hands on her twice a day (and we were giving her eyedrops at that point). And then we had a mad drive in a major snowstorm from Leominster to Waltham for the emergency vet because you don't fuck around with infections in diabetics. Sigh.
20th-Apr-2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Not that you really need a signal-boost, but I did a boost on my web serial. I hope it helps.
19th-Apr-2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Yikes - I hope it all turns out fine for Jack and as least expensive for you as possible.

I linked to your entry on my journal - maybe some of my friends can donate as well.
19th-Apr-2011 05:16 pm (UTC)

Use this prompt if you like it, and skip it if you don't.

A long-forgotten good deed pays back in a time of trouble.
19th-Apr-2011 07:54 pm (UTC)

Having spent $3K on the kitten in just the few months we've had him and more than that during Merlin's last few years, we completely understand. I'll donate a bit when I get paid and in the meantime, I'm sending good wishes to Jack and all of you. hang in there.
19th-Apr-2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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