Junkyard Johnny needs your help

For: Kimberly Fleck
Organizer: The Fleck~Mugavero Home 4 Furry Wanderers
Junkyard Johnny needs your help (Kimberly Fleck)
$866
of $1,350 goal.
Raised by 20 donors
64% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Junkyard Johnny lives with us here at the Fleck~Mugavero Home 4 Furry Wanderers and will remain here for the rest of his life surrounded by love, laughter, care and comfort. His life was not always this way and I think Liz said it best in the beautiful backgroud story she wrote about Johnny that I posted below please take a moment to see what this brave fella has endured and then share his fundraiser and give any size donation if you can.
~Kim

Junkyard Johnny is a special kitty. He was rescued from a junkyard (hence the name) in Manchester, New Hampshire back in 2003 and brought to the shelter I volunteered at. Needless to say, I fell in love with him. I’m partial to orange guys anyway, but Johnny just had a face I couldn’t resist. He was docile, friendly and just happy to be in a warm house, not scrounging around for food and warmth during cold winter months. 
But even though he was safe and warm, Johnny wasn’t out of the woods yet. He hadn’t been in his new home very long when he became very ill with a urinary tract blockage. He needed emergency surgery and spent nearly a week in the hospital. 
When he returned home, he had a hard time readjusting and developed some behavioral problems, which seemed to be a direct result of his medical problems. I took him to my homeopathic veterinarian, who suggested a change in food and started him on some new remedies. It was a long process. He was still fighting with some of the other cats, but overall he seemed unhappy. He also developed polyps in his ears which basically closed off his ear canal. Surgery wasn’t an option, because the doctors said they would simply grow back.
So Johnny continued his homeopathy treatments. It took years, but we finally started to see some success. In 2010 he had a dental to remove some of his teeth, as well as a growth on his lip. His ear polyps stabilized, but did not disappear. His behavior problems continued.
In late 2012, we discovered the supplement ASEA, which we began giving to Johnny both internally and externally on his ears. A year later, his polyps have shrunk and the vets can finally see into his ear canal again. His behavior has improved, and he gets along with everyone now. 
But he’s got one hurdle left: He needs another dental. The growth on his lip reappeared, and his remaining teeth need to be addressed. This is the last thing keeping Johnny from feeling 100 percent. Can you help him?
Liz


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 24, 2014

Posted on January 24, 2014

Good morning everyone we just wanted to let everyone know that Johnny is recovering nicely and is home safe and sound. Final cost $1,300. We are so graateful for all the love and support from all of you and want you to know we truly appreciate it. He may need another surgery we are hoping he doesn't. If the nasal fistula heals then he is in the clear, if it doesn't then we go back into the operating room. We are monitoring his urine and potty habits right now as there was a concern that he may have a secondary issue.He had crystals in the past. We will keep a close eye on this as well. Other than that he is purring, kneading, loving on us, in a separate room for now, his cone is off, he is eating wet food with his meds crushed into it (no pilling allowed because of the fistula) and drinking his water. We set up animal healing cat music in the room and he is resting comfortably. If you want to follow us, Johnny and our efforts please feel free to like our Facebook page Fleck-Mugavero Home 4 Furry Wanderers. Again thank you for your love and support.

Posted on January 22, 2014

Posted on January 22, 2014

HI friends as I am sure you all read in the previous update Junkyard Johnny's surgery did not go very smoothly at all, and another surgery may be on the horizon (paws crossed there won't be). Anyway we initially raised the fundraiser amount to $1,800 because we were told it was a brutal surgery over 3 hours with all kinds of complications (see previous update) but we called a little while ago and were told it will pretty much remain at the initial high estimate end of $1,300 plus meds so we readjusted the fundraiser again to reflect that. Please continue to share and lets try to get some more donations in for this brave fella. Thankfully we can pick him up later on tonight and will keep you posted on his progress. Thanks all, as always we are forever grateful for your support in the work we do xo

Posted on January 21, 2014

Posted on January 21, 2014

This evening we received a call from our vet with an update on Johnny. He underwent his surgery today and it was over 3 hours! Long story short and without being inappropriate by revealing our previous vet's name before finding the amazing place we go to now....the prior vet seriously screwed up Johnny's mouth. Not only was his mouth still a mess, many of the extractions that we were told had been done were not and his incisors appeared to have been broken off and the root left behind causing MAJOR infection!!! We are so upset to learn of this! On tope of that due to the infection he developed a fissure in the nasal cavity causing a hole which may or may not be repaired, it has a 50% success rate or he will need to undergo an additional surgery later on. He lost all his teeth. They had two teeth that were fused to the bone and required drilling to remove and they almost had to crack his jaw =( This poor fella has been in pain and we had no idea. We have extended the fundraiser until Friday as the cost is at or more than the high end estimate of $1,300. We are currently at $781 and grateful beyond words. The good news is he did well under anesthia and he has a lot of pain medications and resting comfortably right now with vets we trust and who we know love him too. We will see him tomorrow when we bring Pumpkin for his T4 bloodwork for his thyroid and they will determine if he can come home. Please send lots of love and healing to Johnny, continue to share the page wherever you can and know how very grateful we are for your support and donations.

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