Tuesday, July 15, 2008

MRI - CSF Tap Update

Moki was dropped off at UC Davis this afternoon. He will be staying overnight, while they run the pre-anesthesia tests. These tests are preformed prior to administering anesthesia, to look for possible complications which may arise by putting Moki under. Moki's neurologist has an appointment set up tomorrow afternoon to have the MRI preformed, however the MRI might be preformed earlier if a time slot opens up sooner. After the MRI is preformed, UC Davis will look at the images to see if there appears to be anything that might indicate that a CSF Tap could be dangerous. If the MRI comes out, then Davis will proceed with the CSF Tap. If something negative appears on the MRI, then Davis will contact me prior to proceeding with the CSF Tap, to discuss our options. Moki may be able to come home tomorrow evening, however he may need to be observed overnight after the tests are preformed which means that he won't be allowed to come home until sometime on Thursday. As for the cost of the MRI and CSF Tap, UC Davis raised their prices as of July 1st, which means the estimated cost of Moki's MRI and CSF Tap was increase a total of $200.00 (See the new estimate above.) To help cover the additional cost, we will be using $200.00 from the money which has been raised for Moki's physical therapy...
We'll keep you updated as we learn more...

14 comments:

Little Big Man said...

Time for another raffle!!! Didn't Peggy redonate her prizes? I'm sure we'd all chip in again. Anything to help Moki ;)

Ruis said...

UC Davis sure knows their prices!!

We are purring very hard for Moki tomorrow! Hopefully they find something that can be treated easily. You're such a brave cat, Moki!!

PuuuuuuRRRrrrRRRs,
~Ruis

The Island Cats said...

Moki, we hope your tests go well tomorrow. Good luck!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Mickey said...

Hugs & Purrs for Moki tomorrow!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

The Cat Realm said...

Our thoughts and purrs are with you and Moki!!!
Karl and Mrs. OZ

jane said...

I hope the tests go well Moki and you get through them safely. Thinking of you little fella!

Karen Jo said...

I hope and pray that all goes well with Moki's MRI and CSF Tap. Hang in there, Moki!

-d ma said...

poor lil moki. hope all the tests work out and he can come home asap.

Babs (Beetle) said...

We hope the tests go OK and the results are good.

Purrs, Sukie X

Junior said...

We are purring and purring for Moki!

Moki said...

Hi Little Big Man,

Deb and ML are currently holding a raffle for a external drive and Lexar jump drive on their blog http://furriendsofcb.blogspot.com/
The proceeds from this raffle will once again benefit both Moki and Panther. After this raffle comes to an end, then we will work with Deb and ML to hold a re-raffling of the cat bed package which Peggy won, and donated back to us to raffle off again. Hopefully the re-raffle will take place sometime next week, but we will be certain to post the details on our blog once we have it all worked out. In the meantime if your a techno-kitty, definately check out Deb and MLs raffle. It is well worth it!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Moki,

We're purring for you. Be the strong little fighter that you are and we hope that the tests go well.

Gentle headbutts,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Daisy said...

I am still purring and purring for you, Moki!

Lisa said...

Good luck Moki!!! We will be thinking of you!

Lots of purrs from Abbey, Gizmo, Franky and Bucky!