Friday, July 29, 2011

Gimpy Update: Day 7

Gimpy had his vet check-up today. I'd been thinking his foot and leg were looking a tiny bit better and so I was so hopeful walking in. The vet says I've done a fantastic job with his wound care and that the rest of his leg looks miles better but that his toes have gotten worse. The blood is just pooling there and not flowing back up and that we will have to amputate. I asked him to please give me a bit more time working with his leg and to see if I can save it.

The vet says that the only thing that will save his leg now are prayers and a medical miracle. But miracles happen every day, right? I've read horror stories about high-altitude mountain climbers who got frostbite so severe they'd need to amputate who miraculously recover and are able to keep their fingers and toes so I'm still hopeful. And I'm still trying with the water treatments, the meds, and the physical therapy. Say a prayer for little Gimpy if you can!

Amputation isn't cheap and the cost of it scares me. If you see some jewelry in my shop, all the proceeds will go towards the Gimp's vet bill and I'd be SO appreciative! And thank you to all of you who have helped get the word out about Gimpy and who have already donated. If you've got a blog, or twitter, or facebook, would you consider helping me pimp my shop? Thank you so much, all of you, for your love and support.

And here's a picture of little Gimp playing King of the Box with my Pretty Boy this morning:




11 comments:

flowerpower said...

many blessings to you for taking care of Gods creatures.
Sue.M

PussDaddy said...

What happened to this cat makes me really mad. I tweeted it and I will also blog about it for you.

PD

waterwaif said...

thanks so much, both of you!

A. Alexandra said...

I wish I can donate but I did promote you on my blog. Check it out.

http://aalexandrajewelry.blogspot.com/2011/07/pimping-waterwaifs-shop.html

waterwaif said...

Thank you!!

geelizzie said...

I just sent a small amount over through paypal, wish it could be more!
He's such a pretty kitty! My husband and I have 6 cats, all rescued as kittens, and we have 2 more cats coming soon, they belonged to my mother in law who recently died and we promised her we would take care of her cats.

geelizzie said...

I did a blog post, too. Not that I have a lot of readers but maybe one or two will help pass along the story.
http://geelizzie.blogspot.com/2011/07/gimpy-cat.html

Mizufusion said...

Wish I could help, but I'm strapped for cash as well, so here's some happy thoughts and I'll try to pimp your story!

Mishkat said...

We donated a small amount - and the cats are sending many purrs and good thoughts to Gimpy - and many thanks to you for being so compassionate and kind.

Michelle Jadaa said...

Would he swim in the bath??water therapy is great for supporting the weight while letting the animal exercise.

waterwaif said...

thank you so much, all of you!!