Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday

I had no idea really of the fund raisers going on for Charlie Taylor. Or it didn't really "hit" me until I received $$$ in my Paypal Account today. Thank you.
Charlie Taylor will see the vet later this week to check his lungs and refill the meds. This time I don't have to worry about the cost. He appears to be thriving. He wants to play. PLAY! He chases my hair, pulls it, to wake me up.

Big Charley (hubby) isn't doing as well. He is finally realizing how very sick he was and that he might not have recovered. He can tell his mind was affected and also his left leg, paralyzed from the first stroke, is much worse. The foot turns sideways and he can barely walk. He's going to see Dr. Bob later this week and find out what can be done.

Having this money to cover Charlie Taylor's bills has relaxed Charley so much, just knowing this next round at the vet is covered. Thank you for that.

And I truly did not mind selling things to raise the money. We had a little fund, Big Charley wanted to buy me a diamond wedding ring. We've been putting a few dollars away monthly towards doing this. As Charlie Taylor's bills grew and grew, I knew we had to do something. So we closed the account and took the money to Dr. Smith. Immediately I knew in my heart it was the right thing to do. I would much rather see that sweet little Charlie face, smiling at me, than have anything else. The plan now is to find a band, maybe with a few small cubic zirconias, but there is no rush.

If anyone is interested, I still have items listed on Amazon for sale, mostly electronics and DVD's. The things I'm selling are gently used -- we take good care of our stuff -- and I purposely priced them lower so they would sell right away.

Dr. Smith saved Charlie Taylor four separate times. She would no sooner get him recovered from one crisis than another would happen. He spent days -- weeks -- in an incubator at $150 a day. He had three ultrasounds at about $800 each. Plus drugs, plus hospital care, etc. etc. etc.

Thank you so much.

BTW, here is Dr. Kathleen Smith's info...
will get her current email Wednesday morning...
.... her email is cathospital AT peoplepc DOT com
Houston Cat Hospital, 11169 Westheimer Road, Houston TX 77042 US


21 comments:

The Meezers said...

ML, you know that we would do anything in the world for you.

Angel and Kirby said...

You do so much for us, so relax and let us do for you!

Daisy said...

Nobuddy deserves it more than you!

pughy said...

It was not a chore but a pleasure to help. I have not been on blogger very long, but have read back a lot. You are a star and deserve all our help.

I hope things now pick up a lot.

Hugs GJ xx

peggy and The Cats said...

ML, What we give is so very small compared to all you give. We're glad some of the pressure if off you and Daddy Charlie. It's wonderful that Charley Cat is feeling well enough to play and purr. He's saying thank you in his special way. And tell Dr. Smith we think he must be very special to give such great care to Charlie Cat when so many would not. Do you have an email for Dr. Smith? We would like to thank him too.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Charlie is PLAYING? What great news!

ML, You and Charley are very tender-hearted to think Charlie cat is worth more than a diamond band. (Some humans would kill for one.) Life is certainly more valuable than things. We're so glad you aren't having to shoulder the entire load for Charlie's vet bills. We were all hoping he would make it!

The Creek Cats said...

You're an amazing woman, ML! We are so thrilled to hear that Charlie Cat wants to play and is thriving. It is all because of you!

We hope Charley recovers very soon. We are sending him healing vibes.

Could you let us know your amazon store??

The Island Cats said...

We're so happy Charlie is feeling well enough to play!

Alasandra said...

Oh, we are so glad Charlie Cat feels like playing. We are continuing to purr for both Charlie and Charley to enjoy good health. ~S,S,C & F

MaoMao said...

We're so glad that Charlie is feelin bettur! And alla us Ballicai are purrin fur Big Charley. You have our love, and you're in our thoughts!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and alla the Ballicai!

Sweet Praline said...

ML, it's the least we can do after you have done so much for so many of us.

I'll continue to purr for Charlie Cat and Charley.

Derby said...

Mum says cigar bands work as rings too. Don't smoke the cigar first to be good to your health.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

You do so much for everybody and lately have had a tough time. So many care for you and want to help! We are all glad things are a bit better!

Cat Street Boyz said...

OOPS, we missed a very important Birthday..due to storms we were shut down. A very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to ML AKA "Charlie's Angel!" =^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Baby Patches said...

I hopes dat your paypal fund is growings for Charlie Taylor. I puts da links up on my blog and at least one person said thanks for it! Momma & I donated what we could. We hopes it helps. *purrrrrrrrs* for all your family!

Karen Jo said...

You do so much for the whole Cat Blogosphere that the least we can do is give a little back. I am glad that there is enough help to take the pressure off you and let Charley relax. I hope that both Charley and Charlie get better and better. I am so happy to read that Charlie has started to play.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Maybe the mail lady will bring your birthday gifty today for you dear ML! I hope so...my aukshuns are up on my bloggy for Charlie Cat...Please spread the word on the CB page so we cna get lots of traffic...all our love to you sweet Sherwoods!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Everyone loves YOU and Charlie Cat! I'm sorry I haven't called in the last day or so. I have had a stomach flu. Yucky! So, Charlie is playing? That is fantastic!!!

I'm sorry that Charley isn't feeling better. Let me know what Dr. Bob says!

Much love to you all!
Deb

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Dear ML, we're happee dats da old jewlz dats da momee hadz in her cupboradz went to a good use! Da maxi said, "Charlie needs our help and he is going to get it!"
We lovez you all. & We iz sendin' da bIG Charly some hugz.
Love,
Dr Tweety

Marilynn said...

We are very happy to know that Charlie Taylor is doing well, and that you and Charley are less stressed about the expenses. Believe me, I know how that feels ... and I also know I'm not alone in that feeling!

We'll keep purring and praying. You all keep getting better and better!

{{{{hugs}}}}

Cliff and Olivia said...

So good news. We purr for more progress. Also for your human!