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  1. I recently met an elderly woman that came in to our clinic who had a cat she was very much in love with. Bibi had been bleeding from her bladder and she had no money for further diagnostics. Another Veterinarian had sent her away with only antibiotics. The other Vet suspected bladder stones, but because the owner had no money, they couldn't help her and wouldn't perform other diagnostics. Her neighbor called us and asked if we would see the cat. The elderly woman had no family and no transportation, but she would bring her in if we could see her. I made her an appointment, not knowing that the owner didn't have the money to pay us a dime. Our doctor examined the cat and also suspected bladder stones. Our doctor ordered xrays of Bibi and said that she wasn't going to let her leave without some further diagnostics. The xrays showed that there was a bladder stone and that Bibi was in need of surgery or she would not recover. Bibi's owner did not speak english. The neighbor that brought her said she was in a hurry and didn't have time to deal with this. Bibi's owner stood in my lobby, with tears streaming down her face and looked very defeated. Our bi-lingual technician explained to her what was needed. She was silent, knowing that she had no funds. I told her to take Bibi home and we would try to figure something out. I had no idea what to do, but I needed to think this through. I had heard of imom.org but had never contacted them. The next day, I decided to write a letter to imom.org to ask for help. Within 2 hours, I heard back from this wonderful organization. Knowing the limitations of my client and her inability to apply on line, they advised me to apply for their Luv Bug Grant. I asked the doctor if we could discount our price for the surgery, and the doctor agreed to volunteer her time for this discount! The Luv Bug Grant was approved and I proceeded to contact Bibi's owner. Then, I was unable to contact the owner because her telephone had been disconnected. I sent my bi-lingual technician in our transportation van to her home, the Neuter Scooter, and met with her to discuss Bibi's surgery and the wonderful grant opportunity from imom.org. Bibi's surgery went very well. When the owner came back to the clinic to pick Bibi up after the surgery, tears streamed down her face, but this time they were from joy and gratitude. She took my hand in both of her hands and squeezed. We were not able to communicate verbally, but this closeness we shared was more than enough. Thank you, imom, for making this possible. What a great organization! Terri Romano
  2. Dear IMOM Community, My 9-year-old pug Princess is my best friend and my family, and she is in trouble. Since she was given to me 3 years ago, she has made my world so much happier - even with her snoring! I can't imagine my life without her. Last Saturday, she began to bleed very heavily from her you-know-what. I went to an emergency clinic, and they told me that because I could not pay, they basically could not help, but they gave me some amoxicillin for her and told me she needed to be x-rayed. I called around to a few different clinics. Some told me to spay her, some to euthanize her, others to surrender her to a shelter. After my brother (THANK YOU SO MUCH WALLY!) loaned me a little money to pay for x-rays, I finally was able to go to a veterinarian to get them done. What they found - not only does Princess have bladder stones, but her uterus is enlarged. On top of that, she now has discharge coming from her uterus. The doctor believes she has pyometra/pseudo pregnancy in addition to the bladder stones and believes that we need to do a cystotomy and a hysterectomy. I'm unable to work and cannot pay for blood tests and urine tests to figure out exactly what Princess needs, so I'm just waiting to hear from IMOM on what they can help me out with. I can't lose her, but I do not want to see her suffer. She needs treatment as soon as she can get it. She puts me to bed and wakes me up in the morning. She's my everything.
  3. Portos, my Divine Love

    Hi everyone, I am glad I found this website, I'm a new member here but this 'place' makes me feel at a cozy home. My Name is Yoko, my beautiful Divine Love's name is Portos, chow/wolf mix I've been told. He's been my companion since he was 3 weeks old, he's now 14 yrs. We've been through a lot of challenges and changes together, and have shared lots of happy moments as well. Why is Portos my Divine Love? you may wonder. I can start by telling you that Portos was sent from heaven, he's an extra-ordinary living entity. Just about every morning as I good morning kissed him, he had this delightful smell, as if he had been to the woods during the night, at other times he smelled like flowers, or as if he had been at a farm. I hugged him and kissed him so much until he did not take another hug or kiss from me. Once when I hugged him, wrapping my arms around his floffy body, I felt it was God himself I was hugging. I felt such peace within like I had never felt b4. Since then Portos became my Divine Love. He taught me what unconditional love feels like, I try to love the way he loves, I have not mastered that yet but I'm working on it. Perhaps it is easier to succed in practicing unconditional love on these living entities than it is on human entities, because lots of humans are not able to either give or receive love. Pets, whether they be dogs, cats, pigs, horses, etc., are ALWAYS READY to give it and receive it. My beautiful Portos also has his one and only, that's Cleo, a yellow lab, 14 yrs old, they love each other for ever. There is soo much to say about them, but mostly about Portos, that I might have to create a "portos 2' topic title....