4/11/20 – Look at how good Little One is doing. She has gained 2 ounces since Gina and Jo have been taking care of her. Now, as you see from my recent posting another from the 11 kittens is very sick. Hope our love and care can make a difference for that one as it seems to have done for Little One. – diana
4/11/20 – Another baby from the combined litter of 11 needs our help. Our friend, Jo, is getting this very sick baby this morning and we are going to be getting him/her into a vet asap. Please say a prayer that we can act fast enough; you know we will do everything possible even if it means getting her to the emergency hospital. We are being told that pus is coming out of her eyes. – diana
4/9/20 – A report from Carla’s mom after surgery: – diana
“CHANCE: CARLA UPDATE!!!!
Hey Team! Mom just called and Carla’s surgery is all done. Dr. Z removed 12-15 stones from Carla’s bladder!!! Holy cow!!! Carla did well for her surgery, but will be very painful for the next 5 days and mom will have to be very careful expressing her pee & poo. Carla will have to be on prescription food going forward annnd will have to come every 3-6mo for a urine culture in an effort to prevent any further stones from forming. We’re soooo grateful to Dr. Z and her staff for being here for our Carla and to 4 Paws 1 Heart and all who have donated towards Carla’s surgery, mom and all of us are sooo very grateful 💞 We will post again once Carla and mom are home and Carla is settled. 🐾”
4/9/20 – Update on Little one- she is going strong.. And, Carla is home recovering from a significant surgery with over a dozen stones in her bladder. Because of this, she will have to have check ups every few months to ensure stones are not again forming. A huge thank you to those who donated for her surgery and follow-up care. – diana
4/9/20 – Carla has been going to therapy since that time and has been making great progress but at this time she is in surgery to remove a number of bladder stones. Thank God she has a mom who intuitively knows when there is something seriously wrong. The doctor first thought it might be a bladder infection but now we know otherwise. Carla has been in surgery for over two hours so please say a prayer for our girl. She has been quite a trooper over the years. Here’s a report from her mom.- diana
“Hey Team, Mom here.
So Dr. Z did an ultrasound on our Carla and she has multiple bladder stones and her bladder is extremely inflamed. So we were right not to wait and Carla will be going right into surgery. As I suspected, she also has backed up poo and she will get an enema while shes under. Theres also special food, pain meds, antibiotics, appetite stimulant. Altogether the estimate comes to $750.00 which includes our rescue discount.
Like all of the animal organizations, all of the fundraisers for 4 Paws 1 Heart have been cancelled and donations are down to near nothing, understandably so. But the need goes on and right now its Carla that needs you. So, if you are able to donate any amount to help with Carla’s surgery it would be sooo very much appreciated ❤
Please make your donation to…
4paws1heart.org/donation/ and in the message box please type “Carla”
Thankyou so much and please keep our girl in your prayers. I cant go inside the vet office due to restrictions at this time so I will be waiting for Carla out in the parking lot since it’s a far drive to go home and come back. Will post just as soon as Dr. Z calls with an update” 🙏
UPDATE: Approximately 15 stones were removed from Carla. She is now home and recovering. – diana