Most of you know who electricmonk333 is. She’s been a member of the SPN family for a long time and makes some amazing edits for us all.
Most of you also know the story of what happened to her just days after DCCon. If not, her post is here.
Her family have put together a fundraiser for her. Here is a summary:
On May 7, 2014, Shaefali’s life was changed forever. She was visiting New Orleans with a friend, when she suddenly became very ill. She was rushed to the Tulane Medical Center and was diagnosed as having a rare condition known as Toxic Shock Syndrome triggered by the common strep A bacteria.
As a result of the pressors used to save her life, she lost blood flow to her extremities and gangrene set in. The doctors had to amputate part of her left arm, all the fingers save half a thumb on her right hand, and part of her legs.
Although Shaefali has health insurance, there are a lot of additional expenses, including the retrofit of her home to accommodate her injuries. Insurance covers only very basic prosthetics. Due to the extent of her injuries to every one of her extremities, more advanced prosthetics are necessary.
She has a 4 year old daughter I’d really like to help make sure she gets to hold again.
If you can’t afford to donate that’s fine, you could just go send her a lovely message. Please signal boost this if you would.
Cats who can’t figure out walls [x]
PLEASE TAKE YOUR CAT TO THE VET IF YOU SEE THEM DOING THIS BEHAVIOR OVER TIME.
It’s called “head pressing” and it occurs in dogs and cats.
Head pressing is characterized by the compulsive act of pressing the head against a wall or other object for no apparent reason. This generally indicates damage to the nervous system, which may result from a number of varying causes, including prosencephalon disease (in which the forebrain and thalamusparts of the brain are damaged), or toxic poisoning.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/toxoplasmosis.cfm (head pressing is listed as a symptom)
http://sevneurology.com/patients/clip-multilobular-osteochondroma (About a dog’s brain tumor but head pressing is listed as a symptom)
I wasn’t going to reblog this until I read the important caption dang thank you!!!
YOU JUST SAVED THE LIFE OF MY CAT THANK YOU!
SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. THIS COULD SAVE YOUR KITTIE’S LIFE!
DOGS DO THIS TOO! Look out for your cats and dogs!
Can’t believe I get to live in a city with an actual Village. #gradventures2k14
I kind of forhot to photograph my nutella drinking chocolate before downing half of it. But it was really pretty when it got here! @juliette_chocolat #Montreal #gradventures2k14
At @juliette_chocolat. #gradventures2k14
P. sure I’m eating about as much meat as you find in an entire calf rn. #Montreal #gradventures2k14
Waitin underground for the train for the train I’m waitin underground for the train. #gradventures2k14
Already in love. #gradventures2k14
Fancyass grilled cheese for my first meal. #gradventures2k14