Sunday, March 11, 2007

FLUTD Related Veterinarian Bill - Evening II

Male Cat Urinary Blockage Treatment
Due to Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder
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..... Emergency Clinic - Evening Day II
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$ 31.45 .......... Fluids Intravenous Add'l Liter
$ 83.60 .......... Inpatient Care (14 Hours)
$ 21.65 .......... Inpatient Care Initial Set Up
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$136.70 .......... Total For March 8-9th, 2007 (Animal Hospital)
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That evening we took our cat back to the Animal Hospital after the Veterinary Clinic closed. The hospital staff was aware he was due for Surgery, and was pumping him full of fluids to get him ready.
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More Bills To Go

If untreated FLUTD is fatal in male cats between 24 and 36 hours. Essentially you have three choices pay up front to catheterize the cat with no assurance that you won't end up needing to catheterize again, euthanasias the cat, or take the cat home to die a painful death.

If you don't have the money or the credit your cat dies. If you have the money, and the credit veterinarians can pretty much charge whatever they want. If you stop paying at any point your cat dies - it's that simple.

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Other Billing Pages For Same FLUTD Incidence

$ 675.10 ..... Page One
$ 133.25 ..... Page Two
$ 136.70 ..... Page Three
$ 779.23 ..... Page Four
$ 135.25 ..... Page Five
$1859.53 ..... Grand Total (Not Including $1500 For Same Cat & Problem 11/2006)
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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder is a real money maker for Veterinarians. It's a life or death condition for male cats. Companies which produce popular brands of cat food still include too much phosphorus, and magnesium in their formulas.
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Despite switching to a prescription only cat food our cat's urethra was so badly scarred from being catheterized twice in November of 2006 that he still ended up being blocked again by March of 2007, and needed surgery to prevent further episodes of FLUTD by having his penis amputated.

2 comments:

Randy said...

Sounds like you have had a bad week. I am sorry for your bad times. I hope you cat is doing better.

JeromeProphet said...

Randy,

Good to see you back in town.

This week cost me way too much money for my meager income.

Still I've made a commitment to this little non-human friend of mine, and I will do as much as I can afford to give him a nice long healthy life.

In about two weeks when the sutures come out we're hoping he's through with all of these health problems.

One things for certain he won't get a blocked penis anymore - since he no longer has one.

He's only two years old for goodness sakes.

JP

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