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Vegas is going to the vet, thanks to Phinney’s

January 18, 2013
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We have just received a letter from Michelle, who is taking her tuxie cat Vegas to the vet tomorrow. She couldn’t afford the vet visit, so we are paying for the check up to try to find out why Vegas has been throwing up and has blood in his stool sometimes.
We’re hoping it’s something simple that will be resolved in no time. We’ll keep our fingers crossed! In the meantime, take a look at this sweet letter she sent us…
Dear Daniela,
I don’t know how to thank you enough. I feel so humbled. I just want to give you a big hug!!! :-)
I really want you to know that we are excited to be able to give back to Phinney’s once all is better with Vegas. It’s not easy asking for help and I want others to be able to receive the same gift you are giving me.  It’s nearly impossible for us to come up with any significant amount of money at one given time but we will help pay it forward as often as we have a few extra dollars.
I don’t know if you realize how much this means to my husband and I. Vegas is not a typical cat… I think he thinks he’s a dog. He gallops like a horse, responds by meowing and coming to me from across the apartment when I make the “ssshhhhh” noise.  I don’t know how that happened the first time, but when I realized he liked it, I do it all the time now.  He loves to snuggle and keeps my husband company all day while he is home sick. It would have been such a devastation if we had to give him up because of this.
Everyone who meets him can’t believe how friendly he is.  Both of my cats come running to the door like dogs when we have company.
You are truly doing an amazing thing that I will never forget and always be beyond grateful for.
– Michelle
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  1. Michelle permalink
    January 19, 2013 8:46 pm

    Well we just got home from Vegas’ visit with Dr. Cahill. He ran a bunch of blood work and did X-rays with no findings at all except a heart murmur (which he isn’t sure what the cause is at this point.).
    Great news for Vegas since it answers a whole slew of questions and we were able to rule out a ton of problems. On the same token, no findings are extremely nerve wracking for us because If we can’t get this vomiting under control, we will be forced to have to find a new home for him in order to protect my husbands very fragile health.
    Dr. Cahill sent our a fecal sample and sent us home with Pepcid and a strict Limited Ingredient Diet (the food we just started him on almost 2 weeks ago now). Cross your fingers that the Pepcid plus the LID resolve the issue or or we can get some treatable answers from the fecal tests. I gave him his first dose of Pepcid as soon as we got home.

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