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.
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...)