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This is Eren.
She's 2 years old and a beautiful but feisty girl. Her favorite past time is enjoying the sunshine and sleeping (just like her mum). Eren is Queen Bee of the Harris household and much-loved member of our family. Since we took Eren in she has brought so much happiness into everyone's lives and been a huge emotional support to a member of the family who suffers from depression and anxiety.
(Before the accident)
Like many outdoor cats, Eren spends most of her time outside and as it is summer she normally only returns for food/water and bedtime.
However, on the night of the 29th of June - she didn't come home.
When it came to 2 am, our mum was concerned and went out into the quiet street to search for her. After 10-20 minutes of calling her name, Eren shouted back and led mum to were she was hidden behind a brick wall inside a bush. She could not move. We carried Eren inside whilst she cried and immediately called the vet for emergency treatment; there was a lot of bleeding.
Following admission into the veterinary clinic, the nurse informed us that Eren had sustained significant life-changing injuries. Although the cause is still unknown, her injuries were likened to a crushing. Her pelvis was shattered and there was damage to her bladder and back legs.
Eren would need immediate reconstructive surgery to fix her pelvis, therefore she required a referral to an orthopedic specialist. This was arranged for the 2nd of July so until then Eren was cared for by the amazing nurses at Norcross vets. We visited every day and comforted her as she had to be put onto an IV drip and given strong painkillers. The day of the consultation with the specialist arrived and we headed to Cumbria to Kentwood surgery, hoping it would be good news.
( The x-ray of the damage Eren's pelvis had sustained)
The specialist explained to the family, that whilst the pelvic damage was extremely bad (multiple fractures, the bottom left part had been broken off and was floating around as you can see from the x-ray and a hip would have to be removed), the pelvis was not the problem - it could be fixed.
We were told that Eren could not control her bladder and suffered from severe incontinence following the accident. She would never be the same. He stated several statistics of the surgery she would need and proceeded to do a serious of tests for neurological damage. It appeared that Eren could not feel her back two legs. Although the vet admitted that he did not know whether it was just temporary due to the crushed pelvis or permanent damage, he voiced a strong personal opinion:
" I would not let my pet go through this"
Hit with what most of the family thought was what Eren's reality would be like now, her owner and our mum made the decision to take her home today on the 3rd of July. Everyone spent time with her at the family home and said their goodbyes.
At 5 pm, Eren would be taken to be put down under the belief that she would not have a good quality of life.
An hour before she was to be taken to the vet, Eren was very vocal. She struggled in her mum's arms and made it clear she wanted to go down to the floor. As she adored the garden, the family carried her through the house and out into the sunshine which she loved and placed her down on the grass. Against all the odds and low statistics the vet had gone on about, something miraculous happened.
Eren had somehow regained enough strength in her back legs and was trying to walk.
Due to the pelvic injuries, she was, unfortunately, unable to walk properly but she was able to stand. Eren proudly showed the family that she was determined to keep going. She wasn't going anywhere anytime soon. We cried tears of joy and got on the phone to the original veterinary nurse at Norcross vet and arranged for Eren to be taken to another specialist to have the surgery she required tomorrow on the 4th of July. The whole family was thrilled with the news after-all, Eren was one of us.
I feel that sharing Eren's story with everyone first was important before I tell you about the problem we now face.
Due to the severity of Eren's injuries, she had to stay overnight in Norcross and Kentwood surgery to receive the medical treatment to manage her pain. Having over-night care was essential for her, but it cost a lot of money. We have already spent over £1000 on painkillers, overnight care, consultations, x-rays and other medical requirements.
The life-saving surgery Eren needs, however, is anywhere between £4000-£5000. We realize that this is a lot to ask but Eren is a member of the family and we believe she is worth every penny. She's a fighter and we know with this help she can get through this.Our real goal is simply to reach as many people as we can. The price of a few bags of haribos can save Eren's life, so we feel this is a donation that isn't too much to ask for.
Any other donations are also welcome.
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Jul 13, 2018
Live long, Eren.
Jul 4, 2018
Let's do this
Jul 4, 2018
Hope she can be fixed x
Jul 3, 2018
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