On Tuesday the 5th of January we brought our 4 year old cat Lex into Pawsh because he was not urinating. Once we arrived it was clear to Dr. Hatt that Lex had a blockage and she needed to start treatment right away. My first thought was wait, how much is this going to cost me? Dr. Hatt quoted us 800 to 1000 dollars for treatment. I was shocked. Money is tight and our family loves our cat but that is was more than we could afford at this time. Dr. Hatt sent us home with some meds, that we all hoped and prayed would do the trick. However, the next morning is was clear to me that Lex was not improving and I knew that we could not afford treatment. Our family truly spent the day praying for a miracle. Every time Lex would get in the litter box I would cry and pray he would pee, knowing that if he didn’t we were going to have to say goodbye to him.
So on the afternoon of the 6th I called Dr. Hatt back and asked if there was anything else we could to do. Dr. Hatt said he needs treatment now or you have to make the decision to put him down. Needless to say at this point I was an emotional mess. My kids would be home from school and we had already been over every option there was just no way we were going to have the money. I knew I was going to have to tell my son, whom is Lex’s boy, that he would have to say goodbye to his cat. I couldn’t even make the call back to schedule the dreaded appointment so I had my husband do it for us. When he walked back into the room he said that Pawsh wanted Lex back down there right away and that The Saving Gracie Foundation was funding Lex’s critical medical treatment! We all melted, our prayers were answered. I never imagined this is how it would have worked out, answered prayers. If it wasn’t for Saving Gracie we would have had to say to goodbye to our Lex, our beloved family member. We were actually getting ready to say our goodbyes when we heard the amazing news! Thanks to Saving Gracie, Lex was able to receive his life-saving surgery. Thankfully, the procedure was a success! We feel so fortunate to have our boy back home now and on the mend!
From the bottoms of our hearts we are so thankful!!
The McConnell Family!