Welcome to Sphynxlair! Connect with Sphynx owners & enthusiasts around the world!

I wish I hadn’t dragged my feet on insurance

smarron

Lairian
Joined
Nov 21, 2017
Messages
4
Points
4
Hi everyone. I’m at a loss- I got my baby, Frank, back in December. I kept thinking I would sign up for insurance but I kept putting it off, mostly because all the options were so overwhelming and I don’t have insurance for my other pets. Anyways, since I’ve had him, he’s been treated once for an URI. It didn’t seem to go away completely but I thought that sphynx cats just had runny noses from to time. Anyways, a couple of days ago I noticed that he seemed cool to the touch and lethargic but he was still eating and eating a lot. Then on Saturday and Sunday he didn’t finish his food, which never happens. I took him to my vet this morning, and wow everything just happened so fast. His temperature was very low and he was dehydrated. An x-ray revealed that he has pneumonia. And then they told me to get to an emergency/specialist vet clinic right away. He’s at the emergency clinic now awaiting an ultrasound- his blood work is abnormal- low cholesterol levels and abnormal kidney and liver values. He doesn’t weigh very much considering he’s 6 months old and a voracious eater. They couldn’t see any of his abdominal organs in the x-ray hence the ultrasound. The first estimate they gave me nearly had me falling out of my chair! I feel horrible that I had to pick and choose his treatments and I wish I had just chosen any pet insurance 2 months ago. I’m waiting to hear back about his ultrasound, please send good vibes.
 

Toa and Ross

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 23, 2015
Messages
27,264
Points
643
Sending lots of healing vibes to Frank. Hope they find what is causing his health issue and it's something that can get better with meds. Hugs for you.
 

Staceyxxx

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jun 17, 2017
Messages
1,050
Points
218
Bless, I hope wee frank gets better soon! Am in a similar situation my insurance won’t pay out, so it’s a financial burden, but she is my only kitty/ child so I do a extra shift every month to pay her vet bills! But understand it not easy! Xxx
 

smarron

Lairian
Joined
Nov 21, 2017
Messages
4
Points
4
Thank you everyone. Frank’s pneumonia got the best of him- he passed while in the hospital last night. :cry:
 

Yoda mom

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 23, 2012
Messages
19,010
Points
653
@smarron , oh sweetie I am so sorry your boy Frank got his angel wings
Sending a (((((big hug ))))and my sincerest condolences for your loss ..

Fly free and high sweet Frank
You touched hearts forever

"Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever. "
-from poem for cats

image.jpeg
image.jpeg
image.jpeg
 

Robin Matsumoto

Lairian
Joined
Aug 5, 2016
Messages
144
Points
81
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You did everything that you could for him and he was loved. My sincere condolences.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

Staceyxxx

V.I.P Lairian
V.I.P Lairian
Joined
Jun 17, 2017
Messages
1,050
Points
218
Omg am sooo sorry for your loss of baby frank! He knows his mamma loves him and was trying her best to get him the best care! Xxxx
 
Top