Please see below Hope’s bill. We need to block the individual price of the the medical items due to the clinic’s confidentiality.
We would also like to propose that remaining funds be contributed to the other cats’ medical bills in Hope’s name, and also in sterilisation of the stray cats. We will post up details on whichever case we utilise Hope’s funds on. I am sure Hope will be glad that she is able to help her fellow feline friends in need. Many thanks!
Hope lost the battle against the nasty blood parasites that overwhelmed her system this morning despite one successful round of blood transfusion.
We were all rooting for her , waiting anxiously for her to get better for the surgery. We were all hoping that the parasites could be gotten rid of. She fought well in this battle, but she finally decided she’s too tired.
Hope has crossed the rainbow bridge. And that is not without telling us that despite the evil deeds humans had done to her, she is still forgiving and trusting towards us who were there with her. Hope had shown us affections despite the pain she is in.
We would like to especially thank Ms Tanya, who had not only given Hope so much assurance and love, but has also requested to keep her ashes. Hope has finally found her adopter. We are sure she knows how much she meant to everyone especially Tanya.
Thanks to all Hope’s supporters for the encouragement and contributions towards her medical bills. We will be posting up the receipts and contacting contributors soonest.
Its a Thursday today and exactly 1 week since we brought Hope to Jireh. On top of another week she was missing after the abuse as she was hiding in a drain, which makes it exactly 2 weeks – Hope is our heroine, a brave fighter in all our hearts.
At 6pm, she has finish her 3rd and final round of her 1st bag of blood transfuse in the past 3 days. Careful amounts are monitored to ensure Hope’s body is not rejecting the match blood and we are happy to know that all’s well for her.Thank you to the kind feline donor whom the donor’s owner wish to remain anonymous. Hope is grateful to the kind furry donor and owner 🙂
Hope is on 24 hr drip so her vet keeps a diaper on for her to manage her pee as she is stilll unable to walk to her litter trap. Also keeping her dry makes her feel fresher and prevents further skin rash on her damp skin.
Hope’s right bad ruptured eye, infection is clearing from eye drops and she’s often given dry and wet shower and lots of warm sun bathing to keep her feeling comfortable.
She was feeling a little tired as she was being moved around for transfusion and clean up. But today, she is much much more vocal, occasionally meowing when she’s being moved, which is very encouraging as she was very quiet for the past 3 days.
Though Hope looks very frail and weak on the surface, she can actually respond to us when we speak into her ear. Her open jaw is always supported by a dry towel to absorb excess food and saliva. Medication for her tongue ulcers are given to her daily.
For today, to summarise, Hope is not rejecting her new blood, more vocal, she could even stand up from her tray, walk away and stay in 1 corner of her room when we were all talking to her. 😀 Probably she finds our voices irritating as she needs to nap ;D Anyhow, small movements such as these are good signs to us, at least we know Hope is responsive and picking up slowly. Tomorrow, Jireh will run a blood test on her red blood to check if her blood parasites are decreasing as she is given medication through drip to eliminate the nasty parasites. Good Nite Hope! See ya tomorrowHere’s a short clip of Hope trying to move around. 26 Jan
Updates from Hope’s vet that her red blood cells are dipping very low which is the cause of her infection. Her infection is due to a blood disorder call mycoplasmosis. Under microscope viewed by me, practically almost every red blood cell has a parasite. This cause a drop in her red blood count which is hitting a danger level. Blood transfusion needs to be done immediately today.
Before Hope’s transfusion, detailed blood matching of the other cat donor’s and Hope has to be 100% compatible. A trial blood transfusion of a minimal amount is transfuse into Hope to note of any significant negative rejection from Hope’s system in the next 30 mins before the actual transfusion is started. We prayed and hope that we do not see her in fits or vomiting due to the rejection.
A hour and a half has pass and Hope is on her way to her 3rd dose of blood and doing good! 😀 Tanya, a lady who has been following Hope’s progress dropped by with us to give her prayers and support for Hope.
Hope’s body temperature has risen up alittle which is very encouraging! This shows that she is so far receiving the new blood well and her body temperature is going up to the normal scale.
2nd day of visit to Jireh to see Hope. Hope is given careful doses of antibiotics to bring down her complex internal infection. This is the 1st step to the many treatments the vet has plan for her before Hope is fit and ready for her jaw operation.
Hope is feeling dopey and weak as the antibiotics are fighting with the bad germs in her body. Her appetite is still constantly good with assisted feeding from the nurses.
Hope’s still able to pee with a little constipation but have managed to expel her poo through some help of her vet 😉
I do see the fighting spirit through Hope’s eye, the determine perseverance in her. Many staffs of Jireh together with all of us who are so bonded to Hope with her story gave Hope the every reason to fight on despite her multiple complications.
The good people at Jireh Veterinary Clinic delivered some happy news. Hope had attempted to eat despite not being able to chew her food. She tried to lap up her food and even shown loads of affections.Dr Tham said that she needs to be fitter in order for them to perform a surgery to fix her jaw, which involves inserting a metal piece to secure her broken jaw. The surgery and hospitalisation is estimated to be over $2000. Meanwhile, Hope stays in Jireh Veterinary Clinic to receive medical attention until she is fit enough for the surgery.Please click to see video: of Hope: Good appetitePlease help Mr Lim with the medical fees. A little goes a long way for these poor furry homeless animals on the streets.If you are keen to contribute, you can1) Cross your cheque to Jireh Veterinary Clinic Pte Ltd and mail it to Mike/Aiwei for recording purpose. (pls email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can email you the mailing address)2) Make a transfer to POSB Savings 093-61193-4
Please drop us an email so that we can check and record.Thank you in advance.
On 20th Jan, a badly injured cat was found in Geylang Lor 7. No one could bear to take a second look at this scrawny petite female cat because it was a very unpleasant sight. No one can imagine what had actually happened to this cat, now named Hope.
Hope, was sighted by Mr Lim at Geylang Lor 7, with a dislocated lower jaw. She cannot close her mouth. Her badly inflamed tongue was hanging out, possibly for days. Her right eye was infected and she could not open her eye. She was filthy and stinking from pus and dried blood. Mr Lim then seeked help from Mike and Aiwei, who rushed Hope to Jireh Veterinary Clinic Pte Ltd.
According to the vet, chances are that Hope was abused. Her jaw was dislocated and fractured, and her right eyeball was ruptured. There was a huge bruise on her head. She must have been kicked in her face several times with great impact.