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Discussion in 'Outreach Forum' started by Nappy Roots, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Going through a really tough patch with my dog. I have a soon to be 3 year old English Bulldog. His name is Zeus. When he was born, we were told he had a condition named Spina Bifida. It is where he basically has a small hole in his spine. However, as long as we kept his spine away from heavy weight on it or trauma, he would be all good.

    Well in the past month he has been unable to jump on the bed or coach, and would get home from the dog park and not move for 24 hours basically, although would show no signs of injury during. Finally he started to cry and stuff, and I was very concerned because hes so tough. I took him to the doctor, and then a specialist. Essentially they told me he had extremely rare condition of his spina bifida and it needed immediate surgery. MRI and surgery that would cost between $4,000 to $5,000. They don't offer payment plans, as a specialist has to perform the surgery.

    So I am in such a tough spot. I don't have 5k laying around. I am a baseball coach with a 3 year old son. It sucks to say the least. I started a Go Fund Me. I don't know if it will work, but if you could. Help however you can. Even if its just sharing the post on social media, man that would help out so much. :sad:

    Thanks everyone!

    GoFundMe for Zeus
     
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  2. Fin D

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  3. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Yea. And yea I actually applied to care credit. Got approved for only $500. My credit is shot due to some ignorance and many dumb mistakes in my early years.

    Thanks Fin D.
     
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  4. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Boik14 Admin Staff Member Club Member

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    I have Petplan for pet insurance and they cover you for most unplanned expenses minus whatever deductible. My dog, Melo, had a stool with a small amount of blood in it three weeks ago and they covered most of the trip to the vet and xrays+blood work. Its not cheap, i think it was like 700 or 800 for the year but I would have paid 450 just for the vet visit so...yeah.
     
  6. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Problem is these insurances won't insure and cover this because it's something prior. Had I insured him early on in his life , like any smart person would, I would be in a much better spot for sure.


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  7. Fin D

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    Almost a 1/4 of the way there.
     
  8. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Yea man!! The generosity so far from people has been over whelming :')


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  9. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic 30 years and counting Club Member

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    Owning dogs can be stressful, I hope it works out.
    I lost my dog last year and was devestated. Got a new puppy in the fall and changed my life. Unfortunately I figured out that I accidentally poisoned him this month when I gave him Ivermectin for heart medicine. For many breeds like Aussies, they have a mutation (MDR1) that weakens the blood brain barrier and allows ivermectin to enter the brain. Now he's had tremors (like Parkinson's) ever since. Now I have to hope it clears out eventually and he doesn't have permanent damage. very stressful
     
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    Sorry for what you're going through. On the other side of this, I would keep your dog's activity level down. Some mild running is one thing, but definitely no jumping up and down on furniture, or stairs. It will worsen is condition over time. Feed him good, lean food. I fed my Bully Pinnacle's Salmon and potato.

    We had to put Caesar down a few weeks ago. Very sad, very difficult, but he had a good life. My mind still plays tricks on me, my internal clock to walk him, feed him...turning the corner expecting to see him.

    Best of luck with Zeus.
     
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    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets

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    Our friend Kida died last march, and for six months I still looked to make sure she was on her bed by the door before I went to sleep. I would hear her nails on the hardwood floors. Swore I would never put myself thru losing another part of the family again, but the girls broke me down and we got a puppy for Christmas.
     
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  12. danmarino

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    Hey Nap...any update on Zeus?
     

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