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Well, my day is absolutely ruined..

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tchops, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. tchops

    tchops Registered Member

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    I don't know where to start, so I'll give you guys the short version of my story;

    >Wake up this morning
    >Cat is acting a little funny, stumbling around (which I found incredibly weird, never seen it before)
    >Sneezing a lot, so it had me convinced that she just had a head cold or something
    >Google the symptoms, many things come up (including lung cancer!)
    >Get a bit more worried, low on cash at the moment but decide to pay the fee to take my cat to the vet
    >Get her there, check her heart-rate, fur and skin, etc
    >Vet gets to her teeth and says "Oh my"
    >Think to myself "Oh god, what now?"
    >Proceeds to tell me that my cat has an abscess tooth, causing her great pain when she eats and it's so infected that it's effecting her vital symptons
    >Also tells me that it's about $900 FOR THE PROCEDURE
    >I automatically go into "wat" mode and bring my cat home, now I'm trying to figure out what to do
    >Don't have to money for it and my credit isn't good enough for the Vet's payment plan


    This day could, and most likely will get worse.
     
  2. bonzo90

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    bad things usually happen to me in 3's man, battle it out, things will get better.

    Yesterday, paypal with over 10k$ in fees was limited for 180 days ... Today my accountant told me that all of my earnings that i've made this year will be taxed at 40% .... 1 other thing to happen.

    Stick with it , things get better you find more methods, get more determination and you will fight it, just another chapter in the book of your life man
     
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  3. tchops

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    I appreciate the strong words brother, I'm trying! I've been bugging relatives to lend me the funds all day do no avail, but then again it isn't their problem.

    And I hope fate saves you the trouble of having to deal with a third problem! Like you said, head up man.

    I do hope I get the chance to have an accountant myself one day though :) That would be splendid.
     
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    yeowch dude, sorry to hear about your cat, and your finances. I just had a similar deal... a dog ran out in front of my car and I swerved to avoid and hit a curb instead. Screwed up the alignment, the rim, the tie rod, and of course the tire. Get to the mechanic and they tell me that there's a recall that I could have gotten fixed free but now has been too long (what???) and oh yeah, all the other tires are nearly bald after only 30k miles. $1,700 later.... fml
     
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    Sorry to hear that. In times like this, you might have to offer your cat the best possible end. Comfortable death - nothing immoral about that. Hospice care is based around that in some part.
     
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    Wouldn't it though? I feel like I am a long way off from needing an accountant. At this point I just need an account. lets start there.
     
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    Definitely a bad day but BELIEVE ME it could be a hell of alot worse. I am so used to bad days that when I see a good day I don't know how to act lol. But in all seriousness, it will get better for you :)
     
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    To be honest sometimes I feel like veterinarian offices are like mechanics, when my kitty got fleas I spen well over $400 getting rid of those f##kers!

    I've had this cat for over 8 years, that would break my heart.



    I work a 9-5 personally, I have an account, just not any "expendable" funds at the moment. Life is but a dream.
     
  9. mickyfu

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    It would be cheaper to get a new cat.
     
  10. E=MC²

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    WTF!! 900$ is the price for a human surgery in my country, take your cat to another vet maybe?
     
  11. tchops

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    Thanks man, means alot!

    It wouldn't be the same. I'm sure you've owned an animal that you've grown to love!

    Yep, vets must make some damn good money! And it costs money for the vets to even see my kitty, so I don't think I'll be going again for a little bit. Stuck in a corner here, this is one of those times I wish I still smoked the mary jane!
     
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    I have three cats which I have grown to hate, they ruin my house and cost more money than what you would think. Although 900 is ridiculous, in the UK they have charity vets who do a cheap job, probably because they know all the chavs who live here would not pay vet bills but all own a dog.
     
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    Hey man,

    Sorry to hear about your day... Here is an article on using pet store fish antibiotics (which are very inexpensive)to help cats with infections... Might not cure your cat, but could help your cats pain and give you some time to find other alternatives.

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    http://petsinfos.blogspot.com/2010/08/fish-mox-amoxicillin-250-mg-100-caps.html
    Note: these can also be used on humans in an emergency... I wouldn't advise that nor am I a doctor, but I do know many prepers that stock up on these...

    Good luck...

    DFM
     
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    Even then I don't think I could trust the work of a "charity vet" :p

    I'll take a look at that, thanks man
     
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    Post an ad on craigslist and in the CL forums on your situation and ask for donations. Post pictures of your cat etc and link to a paypal donate button. Offer to trade your services with the donors. If you can't figure out something fast unfortunately you have to make the tough decision.

    P.S. check out hitman247's non-profit http://fundapetmiracle.com/
     
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    I hadn't thought of that, do you think that could give me a shot? I don't want my cat to suffer, sometimes it doesn't seem like she is but I'm going to take the vets word for it. Where would I post on Craigslist? I've never used it before.
     
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    Im so sorry to hear of this.

    I came home from my 3rd shift in a new job at lunch, to find my cat had thrown up something that looked just terrifying. It looked like flesh! So I ran back down to the building to tell them I was sorry, but I would absolutely have to take the cat to the vet within the hour as there was blood and all sorts all over my carpet. As I was on day 3 of training, I was basically laughed at and told to stay or face disciplinary. Of course I done the right thing and said I'd face that happily as cat, dog or relative, he was my responsibility and part of the family.

    The meds he was prescribed went well over £360 a month. Unobtainable I'm afraid.
     
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    Try and head over to sites like freelancer.com, or odesk, i know you can make some fast cash there (might have to do some extremely shitty boring work but hell..)

    OR

    Try to sell some crap on eBay.

    GL bro, best wishes to your pussy (pun intended when I saw your location ;) )
     
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    Hey pal, i dont want to give false hopes, but if he fies, make sure it gets a honorable dead man.

    Meanwhile, try to get a solution.
     
  20. tchops

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    Oh my, that sounds awful! Did the kitty make it?

    Appreciate the wishes, and I don't think that I could make the amount I need in time on a freelance site like that! Sucks, because I'm great with writing/grammar; If only I had Jr. VIP, I could offer a service.

    Thanks royserpa, and I'm trying not to think about that happening. This cat's been with me a while.

    Here's a picture! IMAG0017.jpg