29 July 2013

Yum Yum Update 7/29

First, I would like to announce that thanks to your donations, Yum Yum now has $215.00 toward her goal of $1,509! Thank you very much!! Below, listed in alphabetical order, are those who have donated to Yum Yum's Surgery Fund so far:
Anonymous (1)
Karen & Gerard Zemek
Rebecca Mecomber
Sparkle the designer Cat
Vicki W

A big thank you for your help!!!

There has been little change in Yum Yum's condition since my last update, except to say that we are getting her to eat a little more. She is only eating her wet food and the occasional piece of deli ham. I've noticed that even though she goes over to her bowl and tries, she does not eat the dry food anymore, I'm assuming it's because of the pain. As I was writing this, she came out and I was able to get her to eat a little ham. These photos were taken over the weekend...

photo of Yum Yum getting her medication :Here's a photo of Yum Yum getting her medication. Usually, Mary has to hold her in her arms, but for some reason, Yum Yum didn't fight this time

photo of Yum Yum having something to eat after getting her medication Here's Yum Yum having something to eat after getting her medication. She actually stayed around and slept on my wife's lap for a few minutes, before heading back to her hiding place

So you can see where the money in the surgery fund is going, here is a more readable breakdown of Yum Yum's surgery costs. The items that have been crossed out are the ones that are now currently funded...

DescriptionUnitsPrice per UnitTotal
L211 Ophtho. Pre-Operative Panel1.0$105.40$105.40
L301 CBC Comprehensive1.0$44.20$44.20
IV Catheter- Placement (Initial)1.0$63.00$63.00
Fluid Administration- IV Pump per Liter1.0$43.00$43.00
Anesthesia General each 30 minutes2.0$69.00$138.00
Operating Room Initial Set-Up1.0$78.80$78.80
Operating Room each 30 Minutes2.0$59.70$119.40
Retrobulbar Block1.0$0.00$0.00
Marcaine (Bupivacaine) inj 5 mg/ml1.0$24.50$24.50
Buprenorphine inj 0.3 mg/ml1.0$29.70$29.70
Surgery Pack- Eye Minor1.0$65.40$65.40
Ocular Implants 14-24mm1.0$52.50$52.50
Suture-Monosof 4-0 C-131.0$9.17$9.17
Suture-PDS 4-0 RB-11.0$15.65$15.65
Patient Care Level 1 6-12 Hours 1.0$86.25$86.25
Est-Medications (oral, topical, other)3.0$60.00$180.00
Est-Additional Treatments,Medications 1.0$200.00$200.00
Hydromorphone inj 2 mg/ml1.0$24.50$24.50
Biopsy Antech Single1.0$156.16$156.16
Midazolam inj 5 mg/ml1.0$24.50$24.50
Propofol inj 10 mg/ml1.0$24.50$24.50
Cefazolin inj 100 mg/ml1.0$24.50$24.50
Rimadyl inj 50 mg/ml1.0$24.50$24.50
Atropine inj1.0$24.50$24.50
Felv FIV Snap Test1.0$53.10$53.10

Again, I want to thank each and every one of you who have donated to Yum Yum's Surgery Fund! As you can see from the cost breakdown, any amount that can be donated can go a long way. In my next update, I'll go through and explain what the various medications are and how they are used.

For those who have not been following Yum Yum's story, I have included a link to where you can find out what happened to her. I hope that you will be able to help her, but if you cannot, please say a prayer for her and share her story with others.
Yum Yum Needs your Help

Saying Goodbye to Yum Yum


  1. Paws crossed that more donations come in soon!

  2. Sparkle the Designer Cat: Thank you! Koko and Yum Yum's paws are crossed, too.

  3. So glad that Yum Yum is eating a little more and wanting to lay on Mary's lap! We're sending purrs that she can have her surgery soon so she feels better!

  4. BeadedTail: We are, too! She only stayed out for a while, but it's better than nothing. Thank you for your purrs!!

  5. Sorry you didn't get more donations but that's a good sign Yum Yum is eating a bit more and that she went on Mary's lap for a bit! Poor cat. That's wonderful that she is willing to take her medicine, good for her! Lots of purrs your way.

  6. Karen and Gerard: Me too. Hopefully more people will see this and feel led to help Yum Yum. Thank you for the purrs, they really mean a lot to ALL of us! :)


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