Hi eveyrone, I hate to join here and jump right in and ask for help but I'm as desperate as I can get at the moment. I have a persian cat (Justice) she is 9 years old, she used to be my late Step Moms cat, when she pased, Justice came to live with us. She came into last week and this past Friday upon coming home, she looked like her back end had fell in water somehow. I smelled it to see if maybe she might have had diarhea (sp) but it had no smel. I then lifted her tail and she had puss coming out her vagina. Our vet was closed and the two ER vets here won't see her without me paying $80 up front just to walk through the door with her and right now, we are flat broke and they won't let me make payments. Our vet is out till Tuesday because of the holiday so my sister gave me the number to her vet. He called me back and regreted to say that from everything I told her, it sounds as though she has open pyometra and she's going to need surgery or this will kill her. I had been giving her Amoxicllion and he told me to give her the Augmentin I have here at home instead because it's a bit stronger. It's a 400 MG tablet and he told me to cut in into 4 equal parts and give her 1 part of the pill every 12 hours. I'm force feeding her Pedilite through a syringe and also force feeding her babyfood chicken mixed with plain yogurt with live cultures to replenish the good bacteria in her stomach that the antibiotics are removing. I've cliped a bit of her hair away from the vulva so she isn't such a mess back there, but I am afraid to clip it all off for fear that the infection will get worse. She's urinating and it has a bit of blood in it and there's still a little pus. She hasn't had a bowel movement since Friday. I've taken all her cat litter out of her box and replaced it with white paper towles so I can monitor and see if she is still passing blood and puss. I'm praying out vet will take payments, we've ALWAYS paid cash in full up front for everything for our three dogs and they told me if I ever needed them to hold a check for us they would hold one for two weeks. She isn't up walking around, only to use the litter box, that's it. Her ears and gums are pale and the ears are cool to the touch. She felt like she was running a fever Friday, but since I started her on antibiotics, she's very cool. I'm scared to death I'm going to lose her and I just can't exlain what Justice means to me. She's all I have left of my Step Mom of 27 years and this is ripping my heart out. Does anyone know the cost of what the surgery is for Pyometra? As long as my vet will let me make payments, I'll pay on it the rest of my life, I just want her to make it and be healthy. The ER vet told me the cost of the surgery there was $1100 to $1300 and more if their was any complications. I know ER vet normally charge 3-4 times more than regualr vets so their price didn't surprise me really. It's a shame when a piece of paper means more than a life. I could never turn anyone away for lack of having the money. Please, if anyone knows of anything more I can do till tomorrow moring, I'd grately appreciate it, and if you all could send up some prayers for Justice, it would mean the world to us. Thank you all so much in advance.