This is the post from www.facebook.com/thecommunitypetproject: For the life of me, I cannot find all the previous posts to account that I have thanked everybody for their generous gifts to Lt. Dan. So, you know what? I'm going to thank you again by naming you below (some of you more than once) - just to be sure that I left no one out:
Lillian V Bargisen
Lillian V Bargisen
The Community Pet Project was contacted on January 10th by a Mom in distress trying to save this little guy. Thereafter, Lt. Dan's donation page below was immediately created.
And, it didn't take you Folks long to answer the plea for help - making it possible for Lt. Dan to realize a full life after recovery from illness, infection, amputation, and set backs.
The donation goal was initially set at $1000. But, it was soon realized that even that amount would not cover Lt. Dan's cost of care. So, the goal was raised to $1200, only to learn that the bill had grown to $1860.
At $1205, Lois Momsen challenged everybody to give / give more because she was prepared to match up to $200 in donations. How kind! So, the goal was again changed and became $1405. And, people gave and she matched dollar for dollar (and then some).
In doing so, donations exceeded the $1405 and are now at $1410 (on the donation page) + $431 (from family & friends) for a total of $1841. Really beyond great!
The bad news though (if there truly is any) is that Lt. Dan's recent hospitalization, after the surgery, caused the bill to grow once more. It is now $2419 minus the $1841 raised to leave a balance of $578.
Not to worry though because Lt. Dan's Mom certainly isn't. She believes that her expected tax return will handle it. But, more importantly, she's just thrilled to have her little man at home. And, guess what??? She just reported that he is RUNNING & PLAYING!!!! hahahahahah...Now, that's a happy ending all brought on by you!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Saturday evening, Lt. Dan was taken back to Magnolia Animal Hospital in Anderson because of diarrhea and not eating. On the way there, he had an accident in his carrier, and the diarrhea got into the sutured wound.
He is now hospitalized again and the Team at Magnolia, as of yesterday, had been washing out the wound every 4 hours and applying antibiotics. As of today, however, the area is being flushed every 2 hours because it has developed redness and swelling.
His diarrhea continues and he has been put on super strong antibiotics. I hope to get another update this afternoon and I will certainly post it. For now, please send out positive thoughts for another recovery for this little guy.
I have posted a new picture of Lt. Dan and wow what a difference a day makes! He's standing up on all 3. Yep, shy one leg now. But, he's looking great! His Mom will be taking him home today. But, he must go back to the Doctor tomorrow to get a shot of pain medicine, which is time released.
As for how Lt. Dan's bills are stacking up. Here's the breakdown:
Currently, his total cost of care stands at $1860. Total amount of donations are $1205 from this page, $431 collected by the family & amounts donated directly to Magnolia Animal Hospital, and matched gifts of $55 (up to $200). That brings a total amount collected of $1691. Subtract that from the $1860 and you get $169 needed. That's pretty darn close.
So, with 9 days left, let's see if we can gather a little over $169 and make it an even $200, just to give us a little buffer. So, on my end, I'm raising the initial $1200 benchmark to $1405. Now, let's all strive to reach it here on Lt. Dan's donation page.
Thanks! - Debbie @ The Community Pet Project.
A short time ago today, Lt. Dan's leg was amputated. His Mom said that his surgery went well and that she will keep us all posted.
The surgery was performed at Magnolia Animal Hospital, 2828 E North Ave, Anderson, SC 29625. Phone: (864) 222-2188, where he has been treated all along.
Please view the most recent pictures taken of Lt. Dan today that I have posted, as he was preparing for surgery. Now, let's all send prayers that he will make a speedy - as we have continued to do over the many hurdles that he has had to get over.
Thank you all for the role that you have played in making a difference in this little guy's life to date and the life that he will have going forward. You're very special people to do such kind acts. - The Community Pet Project & Lt. Dan's Mom
This is a great video that Lt. Dan's Mom put together. Please check it out.
The Community Pet Project has been working (with the help of the public) to cover the costs of Lt. Dan's medical bills, which have mounted quite a bit. At last glance Lt. Dan had received $1150. But, that is still not enough to cover the actual surgery. One nice Donor has reached out and stated that she would match up to $200 for incoming donations. Therefore, the campaign to raise additional funds will continue past the upcoming deadline. And, the actual deadline date will be extended.
Thanks for following Lt. Dan's illness and recovery to date. Now, let's send him into surgery so that we can get this all behind him. Many Thanks!
Lt. Dan's Mom took him into work yesterday at Magnolia Animal Hospital. An x-ray showed that his lungs are 90% clear now. Very good, but still the Doctor said that he has to be 100% prior to going into surgery to amputate his leg, which will prevent further infections.
So, for the next week he will receive another round of antibiotics and breathing treatments. Then, he should be ready for surgery.
The $1100 received through the donation link below, coupled with $340 taken in at Magnolia, will go towards Lt. Dan's current bill of $1154.34. Obviously, if one does the math, that leaves $285.66 - not near enough to cover the cost of what we know the surgery, itself, will be of $740 plus Lt. Dan's after care.
Of course, Lt. Dan would have NEVER survived to this point without you. His Mom is beyond grateful to you all. Should anyone else care to also help in this little guy's road to wellness, I'm sure that Lt. Dan & his Mom would also appreciate knowing you care also.
Thank You - The Community Pet Project
Yesterday, Lt. Dan's Mom stated that Lt. Dan continues with his oral antibiotics and breathing treatments through Saturday. Then, on Saturday morning, Lt. Dan will accompany his Mom to work at Magnolia Animal Hospital, where another chest x-ray will be performed.
So, everyone keep their fingers crossed that his lungs are clear and that the surgery can soon be scheduled. Thanks!
I just posted 2 pictures of Lt. Dan getting his breathing treatments. His Mom reports:
"He takes them so good, he knows they are gonna make him feel better. But honestly they hype him up after doing them and he runs and plays for hours lol"
Elisa Black-Taylor created this write-up on Lt. Dan to help with donations. How very kind!