Holly has two fractures hip joints. One is dislocated with slight breakage and the other is completely missing the ball.
The price estimate for everything she needs comes out to around $1,000. I’m heart broken because I know I’m failing her. We don’t have that kind of money. Especially when I have a $500 procedure on my teeth this Thursday. I’m really sick right now. It’s a real possibility we might have to put her to sleep because of money.
The vet wants to try and relocate the one joint and then polish off the other one. If the relocation doesn’t take (because it might be a week old.. plus the longer we wait on surgery the more scar tissue forms) they want to preform a second femoral head ostectomy. The problem is money we don’t have/ plus we are debating on quality of life if we have to do a double ostectomy. The surgeon is confident she’ll eventually walk again or even jump when it fully heals and forms a joint similar to a human shoulder… She said she’s done it on dogs before and they have walked again - even being heavier than a cat. I’m worried about the possibility that she won’t be able to. There is always a chance.
The bill today was almost three hundred just for the exam and x-rays…
I just need to keep breathing. I have a massive headache from trying to think and of course sobbing ridiculously.
I know some of you have contacted me about donation art and I have put you on a waiting list. If you still want to donate, I’ll be more than happy to take your orders. I feel like I can’t give up on her.
She was kneading my hand at the vet office. Instead of being more scared and defensive, she trusts me. I can’t abandon her. :(
Northern StudfishFundulus catenatus
…a iridescent species of baridine weevil that is native to Central America ranging from Mexico to Panama, However it has also been introduced to southern Florida as well. Adult E. magnificus are fairly small with individuals averaging at around 5.6 millimeters long. Like other weevils they inhabit and feed on a variety of plants. In Florida they are noted for feeding on Seasonvine and other Cissus spp.
The Red Kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers.
These birds are incredibly fast and agile and they use their large fan-shaped forked tails to provide steering. That makes them remarkably difficult to photograph, particularly as they were at this time frenzied and swooping around as some fresh meat had just been laid out at the feeding station nearby.
Name: Coconut crab (Birgus latro)
Region: Coconut crabs live in the Indian Ocean and the central Pacific Ocean, with a distribution that closely matches that of the coconut palm.
Risk of Extinction: No info.
More Info: It is the largest land-living arthropod in the world, and is probably at the upper size limit for terrestrial animals with exoskeletons in recent Earth atmosphere, with a weight of up to 4.1 kg (9.0 lb). It can grow to up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in length from leg to leg.
(photo taken from http://sc-bioscience.blogspot.com.es/2013/04/zoologger-largest-arthropod-to-prowl.html)