Thank you Cats in Need extended family for all of your support and well-wishes for Faithful as she went in for eye removal surgery March 25.
The surgery went well, and she is now a ‘pirate cat’ though she doesn’t seem to mind. She’s still asserting her personality, refusing the ‘cone of shame’ after surgery in favor of being a good girl and leaving the surgery site alone.
The fur around her right eye has been shaved, and she has multiple stitches holding the eyelid closed as it heals. Faithful is on regular medicine for pain management and also an antibiotic to prevent infection.
Her stitches will be removed April 8, when she will also have her next post-op check-up.
She’s staying with one of Yorba Linda CIN’s site managers, a retired nurse, who’s keeping a careful watch on her recovery. She reports that Faithful is in good spirits, is eating well, and generally being quite well behaved, though she doesn’t love medicine time. She sent us over these pictures of Faithful from earlier this week, just relaxing and recovering.
Faithful will be sending out ‘thank you’ notes to her surgery financiers, as she is very grateful to have had so much love and care sent her way.
Because of the generous donations from cat lovers from around the United States, CIN has managed to raise $503 towards our $800 fundraising goal for the Faithful Surgery Fund. This goal amount includes not only the surgery, but pre-and post-op appointments, medicine, and bloodwork.
We are amazed at the outpouring of support for this kitty (though we know she’s wonderful, many of you who gave to her surgery fund have never even met her!) and are so thankful for your help of our non-profit rescue in caring for this little girl.
We are still accepting donations on her behalf through Paypal – 100% of your giving (minus the paypal fees) goes directly to offsetting her surgery costs, and is completely tax deductible too. We’re a 501(c)3 charity, completely volunteer run, and so we appreciate donations in any amount (nothing is too small). We are also taking donations of cash or check on site at the weekend adoption event in Yorba Linda; just find a staff memeber and let us know you want to help Faithful.
Thanks for caring about Faithful!
(see previous posting about Faithful, with ‘before’ pictures)