Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Calling All Techno-Cats

As many of you may have read yesterday, UC Davis William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital increased their prices which went into effect July 1st. We where unaware of the price increase until we brought Moki in for his MRI and CSF Tap yesterday. The total for these tests thus went up $200.00. Currently we are borrowing the $200.00 from the money raised for Moki's physical therapy, to cover the additional costs. It is with this in mind that I wanted to tell everyone about another wonderful raffle Deb and ML are holding to benefit both Moki and Panther. This raffle is particularly nice for all you techno-cats out there! Deb and ML are raffling off an external drive and Lexar jump drive. As always, it costs only $2.00 to buy a raffle ticket and a chance to win these wonderful techno-goodies. For more details about this raffle and or to purchase a raffle ticket(s) just click here.
Moki Update:
I just got off the phone with UC Davis. I wanted to check up on Moki and make sure that the pre-anesthesia tests came out ok. Everything looks good, and Moki is doing fine at the moment. He is scheduled to have the MRI and CSF Tap preformed at 2:30. The tests can take up to 4 hours to preform, so we probably won't hear anything further until sometime between 6:30 - 7:00. He will definitely be staying another night at UC Davis and if all goes well we should be able to bring him home tomorrow as planned. I'll let everyone know tonight just as soon as we are given word that he has awaken from the anesthesia. Thats all for now.
2nd Moki Update:
Moki made it through the MRI and CSF Tap perfectly. In fact, the CSF Tap went so well that they where able to gather two samples and set on aside in case they ever need it in the future. The results from the CSF Tap will be in tomorrow morning. Moki's neurologist in the meantime will be pulling the MRI from a healthy cat and comparing it to Moki's MRI tonight. In the morning when the CSF Tap results are in, the whole neurological staff at UC Davis will be sitting down together to review Moki's case. As for Moki, we will be able to pick him up tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., at which time, we will go over the results from the MRI and CSF Tap with Moki's neurologist. He will then convey to us, the team of neurologists findings.
So tune in tomorrow night when we will present to you their answer (with so many specialists input, their answer should be very interesting indeed...)

23 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, my, always another obstacle.

We hope all goes well! We'll be checking.

The Cat Realm said...

We are purring!!!

Ruis said...

We got the engines purring all day and will not stopping before our friend is home!!

Evergreen loves Kilroy said...

We will also continue to purr/ay for Moki. He's such a brave little guy!

We just read your post about Lucy. Our hearts go out to you, especially while you have your hands full! It sounds like she lived a great life.

.LOA said...

My Moki iam praying for u big guy i will be on here a lot for a updayd

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Purring, purring, purring....

hoping all goes well.

Charlemagne and Tamar

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

It's so nice dat Moki made it thru okay, we is purring dat dey find something dat dey can fix or at least make better.

ML said...

HOORAY FOR MOKI!!!!
He is a little trooper.
He will be walking in no time.
And don't worry about funding, we will keep having raffles for him. We won't give up now!
ML

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Excellent news! We're so happy things went well today. Purrrrrrs!

mog said...

Glad the testing went well and hopefully they will be able to find out something helpful to his recovery.

Sorry bout the loss of Lucy, you've had it rough with the kitties. Purrs and purrayers from me and the kitties.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope their results will help Moki. We're rooting for him!

We're glad you had funds to borrow from so his tests didn't have to be delayed.

Sending purrs and tail wags.

Russ said...

Over the past year or so I've had multiple instances of the human variety of MRI and CSF tap. In my case, they led to a solution. I hope and pray that the same is true for Moki.

It's a tough deal for an adult human to go through. I can only imagine how hard it is for a little guy like Moki, fighter though he is.

I'm glad he has a loving family and the best wishes of so many people, near and far.

felinesopher said...

oh Moki our sweet brave guy, you're always in our purrs & purrayers....

love,
meaouwy troops

jane said...

I'm so glad Moki came throught the tests ok and I hope that they yield some results that lead to some treatment for him. He's a great little cat.

DEBRA said...

Oh Fank da big catmaker in the sky...we are so glad Moki is over his tests and that he sailed through with flying cat colors...we can't wait to hear the results...

purrs
Abby

Poppy Q said...

We are thinking of you Moki. We is going to send you some monies to help pay for your test. We can only afford a wee bit this week, but we knows every little bit helps.

Poppy and mum Q

-d ma said...

so glad things are going well so far... (well except the price increase).

Riley & Tiki said...

We will be glad when Moki is home. Purrrrrrrrrrrr.

Mickey said...

Oh,I am happy Moki is doing well after the tests!! I bet uyou cannot wait to have him home :)
I purray the Dr's will be able to help Moki ,even if it's just a bit!!
Purrs Mickey

The Cat Realm said...

We are so happy that he made it through all the test fine! We are still purring - and we can't wait to hear results! We so hope they find something to really help him!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so glad that everything went well with Moki's tests. We are purring that they can decide on a diagnosis and it will be something treatable.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh Moki, I am so glad that your test went well.

I am purring and purraying that they will be able to do something to help you.

Hang in there buddy!

Junior said...

We are purraying for helpful answers to be found!