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Tammy L.

Oz Hill

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Oz's Dad...can you tell us some stories about your boy...I bet you have tons of special memories that you two have shared...he looks as if he's so at home with his kitty brother or sister and your daughter is SO CUTE...

I loved when you wrote about her only saying Oz's name...you can tell that they are buddies...the IMOM angels would really like to hear some special thoughts on you and Oz's fur brothers or sister and your daughter...

AND...it would be GRAND to be able to make Oz all well again as a 9th BIRTHDAY PRESENT...can we try?? Judy

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'morning "Dad":

Great to see Oz gets to visit with Grandma and how close he sits to your little girl when she is playing. He really is a nice dog, isn't he?

It's important that You post often and play an active role in fundraising for your buddy. I know it's tough to do, but that's how donors will know how important it is to you to help your little guy. Although surgery isn't where I'd want to be on my birthday; wouldn't it be great if Oz had enough funds to be there on his?

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Oz's Dad, I know that you said you were in contact with Red Rover...did you hear back from them yet?? Hoping they are able to make a contribution for Oz's surgery also...

I think I have a link that you can also check out that has a few organzations on it and also groups listed on state. Where is it that you are located??

Here is the link I just mentioned...

GOOD LUCK!! We all know that your love for Oz is STRONG...and it is stressful to have to worry and wait..by checking out some of these different groups it will help the time go by a little quicker and also might get some help along the way...

http://speakingforspot.com/?p=Financial%20Assistance%20for%20Veterinary%20Care

We are all here for you...believe me...and there are a lot of angels reading...Judy

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Oz's Dad...I now that things are really hard for you right now...and that you had a a traumatic brain injury that you received while in afganistan. I am so sorry for that, I hope that you get some help soon...waiting can be so terribly hard, especially when you are so worried and stressed.

IMOM angels...Oz's Dad wrote this in an earlir post...

"Sometimes I have a really hard time remembering things and I get vertigo all the time. Its really frustrating because I just want to be normal again, but I cant seem to get any help. Sometimes, I think it would have been better if I stayed in the military. But then I would have to leave my daughter again and I dont think I can do that."

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Donation updates are reflected in the first post, but just in case, Oz has $450 - and a ways to go.

Please help Oz and his family, they have been through so much. Your donation WILL make a difference, because no amount is too small: if everyone reading this gave a little, it would be a lot very quickly. Just click here: Help Oz!

Thanks to all who are supporting Oz, through postings, sharing and donations. We appreciate you.

Cindy/IMOM

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Thanks, Cindy...$450.00 on a week end is GOOD...now we know where we stand and have to work a little harder...

Oz's Dad has a traumatic brain injury from his deployment in Afganistan...he suffers from memory loss and vertigo...I FOR ONE know what it's like to have vertigo...if you don't know, you're lucky...it can happen whenever it wants and you have to go to bed...if you're lucky, you don't throw up...it's a terrible thing...I am lucky, once I go to sleep it usually subsides...as I said, I am one of the lucky ones...

Oz's Dad also has a little girl...so in his life right now he has a little daughter, some kitties AND OZ...it sure would be nice to keep things that way...wouldn't it??

Oz has his birthday tomorrow...how about a donation of $1.00 for each of his years?? That would be $9.00...or, even round it up and make it $10.00...

I hope we can help out...what a nice surprise for Oz's Dad when he comes back on the forum...I am leaving for a couple of hours...I'd like to be pleasantly surprised also...Judy

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Oh my, Oz's Bday is tomorrow. All I can say is we wouldn't want Oz to block on his bday! We really need to raise this money so that there is no chance of this happening and instead maybe surgery could happen to ensure no chance of blockage! That's my feeling on this. Come on IMOM Angels, $764 left to be raised, we can do this.

Help spread the word if you can. http://www.imom.org/...?showtopic=8189 That is his topic link.

To donate go to: http://imom.org/donate_to_a_pin.htm and be sure to mark your donation for Oz Hill.

Oz caught my heart from the moment I saw his pic. He couldn't be cuter. And I love hearing the little stories of him. Interesting about the toys and not taking them outside. Maybe he just doesn't want to get them dirty ;) He's careful to keep them clean....yet still have fun with them. :)

Melissa/IMOM

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Okay folks ~ It's matching challenge time!

I will match the next $100 that comes in for Oz. Turn your $1 into $2.

Please cross-post and tell all your friends!

Tammy & Melissa ~ I'll check back later and send in my matching donation.

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OK Lisa, I'm going to post your matching challenge on FACEBOOK...I just came upstairs to go to bed as I've been struggling with the flu for weeks now...SO GLAD I checked in...

I'm worried about both Oz and his Dad...he has memory problems and a head injury so I am hoping that everything is OK...

I'm sure you saw that it's Oz's birthday tomorrow...WHAT A GREAT PRESENT...a MATCHING CHALLENGE.....That's a great early Birthday present for Oz...THANKS, Judy

OK...I posted your challenge on FACEBOOK and told everyone to come and take your money...I am off to bed as I am SO tired...will check in early in the morning and see if the challenge has been met...if not, I'll be glad to take your money...

Edited by Judy

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Sorry for not posting but the once this morning. Not only has my internet not been working, but somehow I got logged out and I couldnt remember my username. I spent half and forever trying to figure it out! Finally I had to email my caseworker person to see if she could tell me what it was. Just an all around frustrating day. Then with my internet deciding when it wants to work, I dont know if my stuff for red rover actually got sent, so I have to do it over again to be sure. Its been one of those "nothing can go right" kinda days.

But on to better news, the vet said he could make time in the afternoon to do Oz's surgery. He said thursday or friday would be best since he doesnt have many appointments scheduled yet and he wants to do it before the weekend if possible so we dont risk him blocking over the weekend and having to go to the emergency vet.

Oz is still doing ok. He seems to be a little more uncomfortable when he pees. I dont know if the stone is rubbing around in there and causing discomfort. I dont imagine it feels good trying to pee around a stone.

My poor boy has been through so much. Between the broken leg as a puppy and all the moving I have had to do over the past several years. I know me being in the Army was hard on him too. He was soo excited to see me when I came back from afghanistan. I thought he was going to pee himself. He NEVER jumps (I think because of his leg) but when he saw me, he was bouncing around like a jackrabbit. Then when I sat down on the floor with him, he climbed into my lap like he was some tiny dog. He just couldnt seem to get close enough. I was afraid he would forget me, but clearly not. He really is just the best family dog...

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Checking in on Oz and hoping that funds are growing for his surgery! Such an awful feeling to be waiting and worrying about your little guy. How is Oz doing this evening?

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ooops, just saw your update. He needs his surgery soon so that he doesn't get inflammation from those crystals! Hoping things move quickly so this sweet boy can have his surgery before a crisis happens.

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Ok, just redid the application for Red Rover. This time I KNOW it went through. Hopefully I'll get a response soon...

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Oz and Dad,

Bandit's Angel, Donna, contacted me to see if I could help with an early birthday gift for Oz. I have just donated $664.00 which with Lisa's match of $100.00 should make you at AFR. Call the vet!!!! My lurcher "Rusty" had this surgery 2 years ago and is still going strong at 14 years of age but the surgery needs to be done as soon as possible. This condition is like a ticking time bomb and one stone shifting can be the beginning of the end. As soon as the official word is handed down that you are at AFR, call and get a time for surgery.

Please keep posting and keep everyone informed about Oz's condition and recovery. Hang in there.

All my best to the two of you,

Pam

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Oz and Dad,

Bandit's Angel, Donna, contacted me to see if I could help with an early birthday gift for Oz. I have just donated $664.00 which with Lisa's match of $100.00 should make you at AFR. Call the vet!!!! My lurcher "Rusty" had this surgery 2 years ago and is still going strong at 14 years of age but the surgery needs to be done as soon as possible. This condition is like a ticking time bomb and one stone shifting can be the beginning of the end. As soon as the official word is handed down that you are at AFR, call and get a time for surgery.

Please keep posting and keep everyone informed about Oz's condition and recovery. Hang in there.

All my best to the two of you,

Pam

yippee.gif WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!! yippee.gif

GOD BLESS YOU, ANGEL PAM !!!!!!!!

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:banana: THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH !!!!!! :banana:

YOU ARE "THE" BEST !!!!!!

:angel::Angel15::angel:

Oz's Dad ..... Give that sugar pie of yours LOTS of Gentle Hugs from me and

my boy, Bandit [he's a PIN in the the Chronic Ongoing Illness Forum] ~ and don't forget your little girl !!!!

When you take Oz in for his surgery ... you may want to take in one of your t-shirts you've slept in, or a towel you've used -- So it smells familiar, and he will feel your presence with him, in case he has to be there a little while. :wub::heart::wub:

Thank you, and bless you for your service to our country. We are honored. I am holding y'all in my heart

and in my prayers. AND ..... PLEASE, give Oz an Extra Special

♪ ♪ HAPPY BIRTHDAY KISS ♪ ♪ from me !!!!!!

Sending you ALL,

ALL of our LOVE and GREAT :hugs: ~

Donna and 'The Bandit' too :wub:

:heart::heart:

:felineicon:

P.S. I wanted to let you know ... I'm sorry I haven't posted before now (been ill) ... but I "have" been & will continue to follow Oz !!!!! :)

Edited by Bandit'sAngel

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I am beyond thrilled to post, thanks to Lisa's Matching Challenge and Pam's over the top donation, that Oz is at

ALL FUNDS RAISED!!!

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Words cannot truly express our gratitude! Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts!

:thanks3:

IMOM Angels are the best folks around, we love you all !

Tammy-IMOM

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I couldn't sleep I was SO worried about Oz and his Dad...and WOW...I am SO THRILLED...Pam!!!!! And Lisa!!!!!!! you guys did it...I don't know what to say....I do know that I can go back to bed and sleep like a baby the rest of the night knowing that Oz is at AFR!!!!

I just looked at the clock and it's 12:15 here in Ohio so I can be the first to say

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY OZ.....

Tears are welling up for this wonderful boy and his Dad...I don't think there is anyone around who could ask for a better birthday present that to feel better again...

Oz's Dad...I think that once they remove the bladder stones, they examine them and see what caused them and then they prescribe especial food to try to keep this from happening again...make sure you ask the vet that...

CONGRATULATION!!!!! YAY RAH!!!! Judy

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Thank you Pam! Matching challenge donation sent in thru Paypal. Sorry for the delay. We were away from home tonight. Hoping for a good report about sweet Oz very soon.

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:bdayrose:

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday to You

Happy Birthday Dear Oz

Happy Birthday to You

I don't think that your Dad could ask for any better birthday than a call to the vet to schedule surgery!!!!! Can't wait to have the official announcement!!!!! Judy

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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! What an awesome gift for Oz's birthday! I was so shocked to wake up this morning and see an email saying all funds raised!!! You all are amazing! I will be calling the vets office as soon as they open. Thank you just doesnt even seem enough to express my gratitude. You all have me tearing up. Oz doesnt have to risk any longer without surgery...

:thanks3: :thanks3: :thanks3: :thanks3: :thanks3: :thanks3:

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You all saved my boys life!!!! I'm not even going to lie, its gone from tearing up to full blown tears of happiness. I just cant say thank you enough. I hope to be on the other side one day helping someone else out like you all have helped me! One more hour until I can schedule surgery... Hoping for tomorrow at the latest! I will let you all know as soon as I talk to them!

THANK YOU!!!

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Looks like surgery is going to be tomorrow afternoon. Waiting for a call back to confirm...

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Fabulous to wake up to! This is just such great news. Thanks to everyone who jumped in there to help Oz. Sharing, posting, donating (even $5.00) sure helps!

Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to OZ! and ((((Early morning California Hugs)))) to all the IMOM Angels out there. You guys are amazing!

Melissa/IMOM

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:thanks3: To Our Angels Pam and Lisa for getting Oz to AFR !!!!!! And :thanks3: to ALL the Angels who contributed to this precious boy to get him to surgery tomorrow !!!!!! :hugs: We love y'all SOOOOO !!!!!! :wub::heart::wub: AND .......

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TO YOU SWEET OZ !!!!!!!

♪ ♪ :bdayrose::birthday4::bdayrose: ♪ ♪

I am SOOOOO happy you will be getting your surgery tomorrow !!!!!!

You will be feeling better in no time !!!!

Sending LOTS of *Gentle Hugs* and Kisses to you :wub:

And like Pam said:

Please keep posting and keep everyone informed about Oz's condition and recovery. Hang in there.

ALL our VERY best to you and your daughter and give the kitties kisses from me too !!!!! :heart:

Keeping Oz and all of you in my heart, thoughts and prayers ~

Donna and Her Bandit :wub:

:felineicon:

:heart::heart:

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