Just posted 2 photos that Jiggles' Dad sent from the weekly Vet visit on Friday to have Jiggles' progress checked by Dr. Randall. All is well and Jiggles' Dad said that Jiggles was a true champ - like always!
For those that do not follow the updates on www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject, here's the latest on little Jiggles' progress:
Jiggles goes weekly to Foothills Veterinary Hospital to have his bandages changed and for Dr. Randall to monitor his progress. Everything looks great - thanks to you!
Jiggles's Dad recently sent a picture of Jiggles standing and playing with a toy at home. Please look for that. You'll be amazed at how far this little guy has come and what he can do with his braces on. So cute!
So, we didn't quite mend Jiggles in time for Christmas, but what a great way to start out the New Year! Thank You So Very Much for Making This Possible!
The Community Pet Project
Jiggles' Mom & Dad (Angie & Ronnie)
For those of you who do not follow the updates on The Community Pet Project's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject), I have wonderful news. Jiggles was released from Foothills Animal Hospital yesterday. He is now happily recovering at home, as you will see by the pictures that I am about to post.
Dr. Randall said that it could take upwards of 3 months for the bones in Jiggles' legs to fuse, but that he will continue to check Jiggles' progress on a weekly basis. Also, while in surgery, Jiggles was neutered, as many of you had requested. This was primarily done for his overall health and wellness because as you know, Jiggles is now an indoor only kitty.
As for a final breakdown in how your generous donations were spent towards Jiggles' care, the account had a remaining balance of $852.59, since last time that we reported. Of that $852.59, Foothills was paid a remaining balance of $478.41 yesterday. That left $374.18.
From that, we spent $28.98 on a new kitty box, kitty litter, a scooper, and cat food, which was Jiggles' parting gifts at Foothills Animal Hospital. That leaves $345.20 of your generous donations unspent. I will follow-up with Foothills via phone today to determine if there will be a cost going forward for the re-checks / bandage changes in the many weeks to come. If so, the $345.20 will be applied to those costs.
In closing, Jiggles' Mom & Dad asked me once more to convey their deep, emotional appreciation for what you have done for them and little Jiggles. In trying to tell me what I was to convey, they choked on their words and the tears fell uncontrolably. So, please do know that each and every one of you have done a wonderful thing that will remain in these Folks hearts forever. As Jiggles' Dad put it, "God bless you all and thank you."
Wishing you all a safe & happy New Year! - Deb
Before I forget (again), please know that I have posted 'Thank-You's' to each and every one of you on www.facebook.com/TheCommunityPetProject over the past several weeks. It wasn't much to show you how The Community Pet Project appreciated your outpouring of love and support for a little guy named Jiggles, but it was the only way we had to let you know how grateful we were that so many of you came together to save Jiggles.
Also, thank you for all of the beautiful posts that showed the emotion brought on by this tragic effect. Of course, there was much anger and a lot of cheering and well wishing for a speedy recovery. I shared many of those also on Facebook and I shared them with Jiggles' Mom & Dad because they do not have Internet, much less do they use Facebook.
I have spoken with Foothills Veterinary Hospital just moments ago and they assured me that Jiggles is doing fine. I requested pictures and hopefilly I will receive them soon and I will share those with you.
I inquired about what was still owed to them. Remember, The Community Pet Project had already forwarded $1000 of your donations to them, leaving $852.59 available in Jiggles' account. The Receptionist told me that currently $478.41 is owed, but boarding fees for Jiggles' weekend stay will be added to that amount. So, on Monday, I will update you further.
I have spoken to Jiggles' Mom & Dad and we will coordinate a time in which to meet on Monday for Jiggles' release. At which point, I will be providing them with a kitty box, litter, scope, and food - now that Jiggles' is a forever indoor kitty. I will take pictures of Jiggles' departure from Foothills. And, of course, I will share those with you also.
Until then, wishing you all a safe and happy weekend! Deb at The Community Pet Project
Dr. Randall just called and stated that the surgery went well and that Jiggles now has his new braces attached. He will have to stay till Monday at Foothills Veterinary Hospitalbecause the surgery ended so late in the day.
However, by Monday, Jiggles should be able to return home for his 12-14 week recovery. Dr. Randall also stated that Jiggles should be able though to get around pretty good in the interim on his Android legs. LOL
I really can't thank you enough for making this all possible. But, let me do it once more - Thank You! Deb @ The Community Pet Project
By the way, I changed the end date for the fundraiser to December 31st so that I could continue my updates to you. I will probably have to change it again seeing how we are already on the 27th.
Jiggles will be taken into surgery around 1:30 today by Dr. Randall at Foothills Veterinary Hospital. Please say a little prayer or send out a positive thought for Jiggles', the Doctor, and the Doctor's Staff around this time.
Of course, I will update you as soon as I hear from the Doctor...
First, and foremost, thank you so very much for donating to Jiggles. How extremely kind of you! The donation page, as of this momemt (12/26/13 @ 2:00 PM), shows that $6535 has been received through PayPal. However, there was an additional total of $135 that was also received through the mail or through The Community Pet Project's "Donate" tab on Facebook.
So actually, $6670 has been raised currently. With 4 hours remaining on this You Caring site, here is where we stand with Jiggles' remaing funds and what has been paid out to date.
$94.25 Poinsett Animal Hospital on 12-11-13
$551.12 Foothills Veterinary Hospital 12-16-13
$1948.88 Upstate Veterinary Specialists 12-16-13
$1654.21 Upstate Veterinary Specialists 12-18-13
$349.75 Upstate Veterinary Specialists 12-20-13
$1000.00 Foothills Veterinary Specialists 12-23-13
$219.20 PayPal Fees
Remaining Balance - $852.59
I wish that I could say for sure what Jiggles' final expenses will be. I just simply don't know. What I do know, however, is that $1000 has been paid towards his upcoming surgery tomorrow to save his legs. And, most definitely, that would not have been made possible without you. Thank you and bless you all. - Deb @ The Community Pet Project