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September 22nd, 2005


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01:34 pm - YOU GUYS ROCK SO HARD.
I've got good news and gooder news.

The good news is that Martha is set to leave Angell tonight. She's having the ultrasound done as we speak, and then she'll be ready for release with medicine and nutrition. She'll have to be syringe-fed until she regains her appetite, and she'll be monitored closely to make sure that it really is the anxiety that caused her to stop eating. Dr. Marchand, the day doc at Angell who's handling Martha's case, is worried that the fatty liver is secondary to something larger and more menacing. That's what the ultrasound is looking for. As long as we can rule out cancer or another liver disease, we're going to be fine. Rehab will take a bit but Martha's a good cat and she actually takes injections rather well.

Now here's the gooder news. I got the final estimate from Dr. Marchand on the phone, and I checked the Martha Fund. My eyes bugged out. I don't believe what I saw. I had to recheck. Then I had to pinch myself a few times, because I had no one else to pinch.

You guys, you wonderful, crazy people, you whom I am so proud to call friends, you've paid Martha's vet bills. There's even an amount left over.

Do you hear that sound? That's my flabber being gasted. RIGHT THIS INSTANT! MY FLABBER WILL NO LONGER BE UNGAST BECAUSE OF YOU. And I can't believe it. Thank you. I really can't say thank you enough right now. I could put a zillion thank-yous under an LJ-cut if you wanted, but after looking at them enough the word would just turn weird to the eyes.

Here, then, is what I am going to do. Being a pirate, Martha knows how important it is to split up the booty, and she'd want to be a good captain and make sure a right good crew gets its share. So after all the bills have been paid off, including medication and any follow-up visits, I am going to donate the remainder of the Martha Fund to Kitty Angels, a no-kill cat shelter located in Tyngsboro. They take in all cats, even ferals and semi-feral strays, they have adoption programs set up for barn cats and shy cats, and my coworker Justin has performed in several benefits for them. He says they're a good cause, and I agree. Their pages of kitty alumni will make you smile.

You'll pardon me if I don't say much more right now. I am just amazed that in a scant 24 hours, you have banded together and helped me and a wonderful cat out of a bleak situation. It boggles the mind and I cannot say thank you enough. Line forms to the right for hugs and high-fives, okay?

Martha's next update will be from home. And it's, as they say, a good thing.

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From:cheezdanish
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Huzzah! Such happy news.
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From:kizlj
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)
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YAY! that is an excellent set of newses :)
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From:crankyliberal
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
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awesome! And I was going to be the cynical one suggesting you post again in a few days/weeks if there was still a huge chunk left. Everyone showed me.
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From:kaichou
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
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Totally awesome news!! :) Glad to hear everything's okay and she's comin' home. ^^ I wish I had been able to help ya out by contributing.. but now that everything's taken care of, I'll be sure to make a donation to a local pet shelter here in Toronto and make it out in Martha's name. ^^
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From:clawdia
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
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For the win!
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From:phonemonkey
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
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That's fantastic! Sorry I didn't get a chance to donate but I don't like making online purchases from work.

If the fund is still open, I'll throw in for the cat shelter though.
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From:markm
Date:September 22nd, 2005 07:09 pm (UTC)
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You can donate to them directly, using this link.
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From:moongoddess47
Date:September 22nd, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
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I'm SO glad!

Yay!!
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From:laurenhat
Date:September 22nd, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Woohoo! So much awesomeness. Yay. :D

Then I had to pinch myself a few times, because I had no one else to pinch.

Yeah, you should really keep someone around for that kind of thing so you don't have to be all marked up every time there's good news.
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From:derspatchel
Date:September 22nd, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)
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We are currently taking applications and scheduling interviews. Please speak to our HR department about these and other exciting opportunities!
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From:limax
Date:September 22nd, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
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That's great news!
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From:heathbar27
Date:September 22nd, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
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Woot! Very happy to hear that Martha will get better and be all taken care of and happy.
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From:arielblue
Date:September 22nd, 2005 08:16 pm (UTC)
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YAY!!!!!! Hooray for healthy Martha! That's the best news I have heard all day. And yes, the shelter definitely sounds like a good place to send any extry fundage. (But don't forget Martha may need Super Special Expensive Prescription Food and Abbie may need some Special Kitty Treats to make him feel less left out. Because, you know, kitty treats.)
From:lno
Date:September 22nd, 2005 08:58 pm (UTC)
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Just tell Martha that she owes us one. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday we'll call in that favor.

She'll need to bring a posse.
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From:lexinatrix
Date:September 22nd, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad that Martha cat will have more days of terrorizing the high seas.
From:subbes
Date:September 22nd, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
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high five :)

it was only gonna be used for me to buy lunch anyway and i ended up eating candy someone else had bought instead
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From:rfreebern
Date:September 23rd, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
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Wow, hooray! It's good to hear she's recovering so well.
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From:pecosy
Date:September 23rd, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
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Yay for happy black pirate kitty approaching healthiness!
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From:semer
Date:September 24th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
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I did not read your comment; it is somewhat similar to mine! I now feel redundant! Huzzah!
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From:semer
Date:September 24th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
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Yay for little black kitties who will regain their health and not indebt their owners! :)
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From:tyopsqueene
Date:September 24th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry I missed this, in order to help; I'm glad I came in on the story where Martha was doing OK though.

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