Many of you know I suffered a disabling stroke when I was 21 and in college. I am struggling to get by on a little more than $900.00 per month. It’s hard, especially when you still have to make mortgage payments. I hate to beg but I have to ask for help.
I currently have three cats who are all getting up there in years. One of them, my little boy Hector, has chronic renal failure. That’s him in the image. There is no cure for feline CRF but his life can be prolonged with a special prescription food. His prescription food is so expensive, though. The only renal foods he will eat are Royal Canin Renal Support Type S (currently at $25.99 for a 3 pound bag) and Royal Canin Kidney Support Type E Loaf ($62.16 per case of 24 5.1 ounce cans). He also needs periodic vet visits and bloodwork. Each vet visit with the bloodwork is going to cost me around $140.00.
And now my kitty Creampuff also has me worried. She has always been something of a fat cat. However, lately she has been dropping weight lately even though she still has a ravenous appetite. I’m worried she might have diabetes, kidney failure or something else that needs prompt veterinary care. I’d feel better if I could also afford to take her to the vet with Hector. I want to find out what’s the matter with her.
I thought I could stand on my own two feet as long as I had my credit cards but every time I start to make progress on paying them down I get clobbered by another pet, household or auto emergency. The last was my well. It quit pumping water when a pipe in it froze last December. I spent six months having to fetch my potable water from the grocery store. My well contractor’s guys got my well working again last Thursday, even replaced its pump, but they said I’m still going to need an electrician to wire a new circuit for a well house heater before winter. The pump was still under warranty but the two well guys had to be paid for their hard labor. That came to $422.00. I fear the electricians are going to cost me another thousand. I will have no choice but to put that on plastic.
If it were as easy as taking out a second mortgage or something I’d have done that already but my banker found I’m too poor. Anything I can get from a program such as the USDA will have to wait a couple years. I’m saving that to replace my leaking roof. Besides, they only pay for future repair bills. They won’t pay for past debts.
I currently owe $5138.67 to one of my credit cards @ 15.24% interest and $1495.31 to the other at 18.99%. I also had to put that $422.00 for my well on the pricier card. That’s total of $7055.98. I also expect those interest rates to go up (as should everyone who owes on a credit card.) I know that doesn’t seem like much to many of you but to me it’s an insurmountable fortune. With these interest rate increases I’m to the point where I can barely pay my monthly interest payments. That leaves nothing for gas, pet foods and such.
I know this economy is tough on everyone. I don’t want anyone chipping in anything they can’t afford. However, if you can spare a few dollars, I’d really appreciate it if you could donate a few bucks.
My GoFundMe account can be reached here. (I don’t know why the header says auto repairs. It’s mostly for vet bills and home repairs that need a pro.) It would be a dream come true if I could get $7600.00 but anything helps.
Thank you for reading this far.