My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for For The Love Of Alex Inc, Bethlehem, PA, USA
Just a short time ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. My children are grown and living their busy lives. I have always been the hugest animal lover you could ever meet. I came across these 2 small kittens, they said the owner moved and left their mama kitty behind. It broke my heart and I welcomed these 2 kittens into our home. They were covered in fleas and skinny as a rail. With lots of good food and tender loving care these 2 kittens grew fast and we're the sweetest little guys. I have had them for about 2 years. Goose and Maverick my daughter named them. About 3 weeks ago is when the one kitty, Goose started not eating. Hiding, making many trips to the litter box. I had tried some of the home remedies I saw online with no success. Goose was only getting worse. Being's that I have MS, I'm on disability. A fixed income is terribly hard to find extra funds for anything let alone vet bills but he is my fur baby and I love him dearly. Took Goose to the veterinarian and he was diagnosed with crystals in his urine with a possible blockage. They did blood work, urine culture and they explained to me that this is going to be an ongoing problem, that he will be on a prescription diet. I called all kinds of animal orginazations in my area for the need to get his prescription food to help with his crystals. I was unable to pay the bill that day and promised I would. In the meantime I was introduced to For The Love Of Alex organization. I filled out the application and with a day or so got word that they would be able to help Goose and I. I got a call from the vet that Goose had a bladder infection and would need antibiotics. I Picked up his medicine. He still did not want to eat. Day after day Goose was getting weaker and weaker. Everyday I prayed that the antibiotics would finally work, that Goose would begin eating. I have spoke with one of the workers from For the Love of Alex and shared with her my need of financial help with the vet bill and that he needed this prescription food only. He was not aloud to eat anything else. Abby was so thoughtful, kind and caring. Finally I felt maybe there is hope. A few days later, Goose had become so weak he could not even hold his head up. It was a Saturday morning and even though it was the weekend Abby called me back, I had already brought Goose to the vet hospital. The blood work showed that his kidneys were shutting down, he had pancreatitis, high blood sugar. I felt the vet was going to suggest euthanasia. With not a moment to spare Abby called to speak with the vet. The vet informed me that they would begin aggressive treatment on my fur baby, that his condition was guarded and he may still die. The tears of relief and gratitude rolled down my face, that I wouldn't have to say good bye to one of my best friends. Goose was hospitalized for about a week. He was going to make it. I thanked my God and Abby for saving my friend. Today he is on a strict diet, prescribed by the vet which he will be on for the rest of his sweet life. He is becoming like the old Goose I remember, chasing my feral cat and playing with his brother. It feels so great knowing I will have my best friend for many years. I'm beyond grateful that I didn't have to say good bye to my fur baby that Saturday morning.
Thanks to Abby and all the heart felt donations. The best orginazations I've ever known! If only there was more stars, still it wouldn't be enough.