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Mena, My Sweet Broken Kitty

Mena is almost a year old. I think she’s a year old on 14 April 2013 and she’s still as cute as can be. But, we’ve had little problems with her off and on since we got her. The vet has figured out why Mena has ear problems.

Congenital stenosis of the ear canal in both ears.

I don’t actually recommend looking it up. The pictures are icky. The short of it, her ear canals are too small. Skin cells shed but get stuck, then decay and all kinds of bacteria breed. Her ears produce more wax and oil to try to clear it, blocking it further. Untreated, my kitten will be in pain and go deaf.

“Congenital” anything is not covered by my pet insurance. (When your cats are your kids, you get insurance.)

I really don’t know how I’m going to afford a couple thousand dollars to get her ears fixed. But I don’t want to let my kitten suffer the pain of the condition and go deaf. Maybe I’ll have a book sale or ask someone to be my old fashion patron of the arts. I don’t know.



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Apr. 11th, 2013 03:05 am (UTC)
They’re just as bad about congenital conditions as they are about preexisting ones, then. (We’re currently going through that with Yeti, who is likely to be going into surgery on Monday...) I think I’ve seen people use crowdfunding sites like Indiegogo for passing the hat for things like this.
Apr. 11th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
I'd suggest contacting your work gig to see if you could pick up extra hours... just a suggestion though
Apr. 11th, 2013 04:53 am (UTC)
Will do.
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Apr. 11th, 2013 04:54 am (UTC)
I've got an idea. Plus I might be able to get extra work hours.
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