Here's the latest medical report on Jiggles, the sweet kitty who was shot in Marietta, South Carolina. The Community Pet Project (TCPP), the non-profit group in charge of Jiggles veterinary expenses has kept everyone updated on his condition over the December 14 weekend via Facebook.
First of all, the good news is Jiggles can see again! His blood cell count has risen from 8 (the level Jiggles was at before being transferred ) to 14, but Dr. Garber with Upstate Veterinary Specialists want to see his level climb to 40.
There's been no more discussion about another blood transfusion, and hopefully Jiggles won't need this. He's eating and drinking on his own and is doing extremely well for what he's been through. Jiggles was sedated and splints applied to his back legs to stabilize them. Jiggles also now has a catheter so he won't urinate on the splints.
TCPP spoke with both vets today and it's agreed that Jiggles needs to remain under close watch at Upstate Veterinary Hospital for at least the next several days. When Jiggles is out of danger, and strong enough for surgery, he'll go back to Foothills Veterinary Hospital.
This will come at great expense, and TCPP will be handing over around $4,000 of the money donated through the YouCaring webpage to UVS just to cover the weekend emergency. For this reason, the amount needed has now been raised to $10,000 and may go even higher. Click here to donate.
Jiggles would have died without the excellent care he's received at both Foothills Veterinary Hospital and Upstate Veterinary Specialists. Hopefully he'll soon be deemed strong enough to undergo surgery to his back legs at Foothills in the near future.
Please continue to share the story of Jiggles and his great will to live. No one has come forward as of yet with any information on who shot Jiggles. The shooting did occur in the same community where Andra Grace was dragged behind a pickup truck. Any tips can be reported to the TCPP Facebook page.
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