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More on Victoria. 
3rd-Aug-2011 09:06 am
Oh, bitchcakes.
Here are some things about Victoria:

She is beautiful.

She loves yarn.

She has no dignity.

Still pretty, though.

And her surgery will cost ~$5,000.

The thing about broken arms on cats is that you can't just slap a cast on and be done with it; the arm won't heal. So she needs to have a metal plate implanted or an external/internal rig of pins and screws, depending on the severity of the break, which is why the estimate is rough - $4,700-$5,300.

She's had falls before, though Jack is the least graceful of our cats. This time was just colossally unlucky. Just the exact wrong way to land. Poor Tor.

And yes, I make a big deal out of her being evil. Don't tell her I love her. It's a secret. Though I think she knows after my cuddling her for hours at the vet.

We got CareCredit because they needed payment yesterday, but obviously we will need to pay that damn bill. I still have three storybits I owe from Jack's care earlier this year; I'll get to work on that today. sindrian will also be doing a sale on cool CNC-milled stuff; he's calling it the "pay for Tor-butt's cyborg conversion" sale. I will have to do Wind Tunnel Dreams again.

Paypal address is shadesong AT gmail.com if you feel so moved.

She's on IV painkillers; the vet does the pet-update calls after 11, so I'll know more then. She will be having her surgery today, and they'll keep her overnight for observation, but I'll also get a call post-surgery. I'm hoping for the plate - it seems like that's more conducive to her returning to her everyday life with a quickness.

Oh, Torbutt.
3rd-Aug-2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Hope it all goes well. Our Pebble had a fall last week and broke her jaw...
3rd-Aug-2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
Ach, poor Pebble! Hope she recovers quickly...
3rd-Aug-2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Our Little had pins put in two broken phalanges a handful of years ago: we've referred to her as the thousand quid cat ever since (furrier than the $6 million man). She healed remarkably quickly and has had no problens with the leg since. So best wishes for a similarly successful operation and recovery.
3rd-Aug-2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
That's good to hear! The vet was saying things like "best option to retain use of the leg" and my eyes were getting very big...
3rd-Aug-2011 01:51 pm (UTC)
If you want, I will also join in selling either prompts or art (I finally broke out the watercolors, and I don't really *need* the originals...)
3rd-Aug-2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
That would be epic awesome. Thank you so much!
3rd-Aug-2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
I can start by offering the painting I did of Malus and Jael (for my own story) at http://cucumberseed.livejournal.com/882923.html

I should email you to work out further arrangements...
3rd-Aug-2011 02:00 pm (UTC)
Mom's little black cat Sweet Pea had a nasty break of one of her back legs. She was too small for a plate, so they criss-crossed two screws to hold her together. She was in a cast for a while after that. That was, oh, six years ago? seven? One of the screws is working its way out of her body (well, her body is working the screw out of it), but this is causing her no discomfort and is not slowing her down any. She's been healed for quite some time.

Here's hoping Victoria has the same good fortune!
3rd-Aug-2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
I actually just yesterday had an idea for something sindrian should design.
3rd-Aug-2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Do tell!
3rd-Aug-2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
I want some sort of mini, folding standy thing that will hold my iPhone in place on my leg so if I'm say, sitting on a couch watching Netflix on the phone while knitting, I don't want it sliding all over the place. This could be as simple as something flat with grippy surface on both sides, I guess. I want it to be small enough to go in my bag.
3rd-Aug-2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
Have passed it on!
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3rd-Aug-2011 04:43 pm (UTC)
kittycyborg is a go!
3rd-Aug-2011 03:27 pm (UTC)

Also thought of you immediately - check it - http://my.nameis.me/

I got nothing, and I mean that with a lot of love. But holy merde. If that happened to us right now, it doesn't make for happy thoughts.
3rd-Aug-2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oogh, I was really hoping she wouldn't need an external fixator. (Called ex fix in the biz.) I am sending very good thoughts your way for plating rather than ex fix, and that she returns to health quickly.
4th-Aug-2011 03:35 am (UTC)
Oh ghods. Wish I had spare money to help.

(I am so, so, so grateful that I've got Hannah from PAWS in their foster-animal-with-seniors program; they will pay any & all vet bills, which, with fixed income... yeah.)

GoodThoughts from me and purrs and playbites from Hannah.
4th-Aug-2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
:( I hope she's back up and running very soon. I wish I could afford to help you out!
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