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Old 08-03-2019, 09:30 PM   #1
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Mom died 4 weeks ago and I soent my entire savings on her arrangements. Now, for the last week, Brofessor Mosby has been getting worse. his stomach is so large. But my funds are tapped out. This is killing me to watch, mom choked to death and I did not save her and now I am feeling so guilty watching Mo suffer. I spoke to vet n they said bring him 8am Monday, what happens when I have no money til payday, a go fund me raised 0. I am a mental case. I am not ready for 2 traumas in one month. Are there any orgs that help in these situations? They all want a diagnosis, so do I, if I could get one I would, o idea what to do. Someone said they will make me give him up. I love him enough to do that but it will kill me idon't know what to do.
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Mom died 4 weeks ago and I soent my entire savings on her arrangements. Now, for the last week, Brofessor Mosby has been getting worse. his stomach is so large. But my funds are tapped out. This is killing me to watch, mom choked to death and I did not save her and now I am feeling so guilty watching Mo suffer. I spoke to vet n they said bring him 8am Monday, what happens when I have no money til payday, a go fund me raised 0. I am a mental case. I am not ready for 2 traumas in one month. Are there any orgs that help in these situations? They all want a diagnosis, so do I, if I could get one I would, o idea what to do. Someone said they will make me give him up. I love him enough to do that but it will kill me idon't know what to do.
Oh, honey, what an awful, painful, huge loss you are dealing with and a very sick dog from the sound of it. You've had an unimaginable situation to deal with and I know you are suffering. Still, you are responsible for Mo's well being. He depends on you. A large, swollen abdomen could be several things and your baby needs help now.

You know what you must do - get that baby to a vet who can diagnose and treat him, get him some help. Likely little Mosby is not ready for any of this either and he's totally helpless. Do whatever you must to get him help ASAP as his time might be running out for all we know. Whatever your options are, funds or surrender, Mosby needs vet care. Letting him go to another home if it means he gets veterinary care sounds like your only option as more waiting is not.

You will one day heal from the stress and trauma all of this, given enough time and knowing you did all you possibly could given your circumstances, but Mosby may not heal without help now. That will be a huge comfort knowing that baby is being treated, getting help. If he knew how, he would be grateful and thank you for putting his welfare above your own awful pain, the horror of more loss and getting him the help he needs. However bad you hurt how, you will heal, find peace one day when you do what's best for your dog.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:23 AM   #3
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Thank you. His appointment is at 8am, and I plan to have him there. That was as soon as they would see him. We are in a small town of 4k, I did call some further out but they were not familiar with him. Our local vet in Dumont closed shop and the Allison vet said I needed to take him where they have ultrasound or xray, so this was the best I could do time wise. I have been feeding him small bits and giving him water.
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A credit card is all I can think. He needs to be seen. I would sell everything I own if I needed too. Sorry for your loss.
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Thank you. His appointment is at 8am, and I plan to have him there. That was as soon as they would see him. We are in a small town of 4k, I did call some further out but they were not familiar with him. Our local vet in Dumont closed shop and the Allison vet said I needed to take him where they have ultrasound or xray, so this was the best I could do time wise. I have been feeding him small bits and giving him water.
I couldn't recall the name last night when I first posted but here is a link to a credit service for those w/out funds needing expensive, emergency vet care. You might want to check it out to see if you might want to try it and tell the vet you've applied for it in case the vet care will be costly. But of course if you can't find any other way, the vet will know rescues who might very well take him under their wing and pay for his care if you surrender him. Either way, he's on his way to help thanks to the strength you've found. Thank you for doing all you can to help Mosby. All the best to both of you.

https://www.carecredit.com/?dtc=AZ83...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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I couldn't recall the name last night when I first posted but here is a link to a credit service for those w/out funds needing expensive, emergency vet care. You might want to check it out to see if you might want to try it and tell the vet you've applied for it in case the vet care will be costly. But of course if you can't find any other way, the vet will know rescues who might very well take him under their wing and pay for his care if you surrender him. Either way, he's on his way to help thanks to the strength you've found. Thank you for doing all you can to help Mosby. All the best to both of you.

https://www.carecredit.com/?dtc=AZ83...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
Just a warning if you get care credit and cannot pay it off in the promotional time it gives you then you would be better off going with a regular low interest card. Care credits interest rate is absolutely rediculous!
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Just to update everyone, it has been one of the longest days of my life. So I had Mo waiting when they opened the doors at 8am, they took hime right in. After over 5 hours of tests the consensus was that he had little to no protein in his blood. His white cell count was very high. His heart and kidneys tested very well, but his liver was non-functioning. They offered palliative care. But stated that draining the fluid would mean it would only come back, possibly worse. We called the University of IA vet clinic about a possible plasma transfusion, but with his panel results they stated it would take a miracle. I took Mo out to their grassy field and spent one last hour lying in the grass with him and shortly after 3pm we said our final goodbye's. Thank you all for listening. There was never a question in my mind about seeking care for him, I would always ensure my furbabies had what they need no matter what. Others here may be more familiar with this loss of protein and fluid retention, they said it was literally water seeping out.I asked if I could have done, fed, avoided, etc.... they said it was just extremely sad bad luck... Brofessor Mosby, best friend, Oct. 16, 2013- August 5, 2019
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I am so very sorry for your loss (((hugs)))
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Just to update everyone, it has been one of the longest days of my life. So I had Mo waiting when they opened the doors at 8am, they took hime right in. After over 5 hours of tests the consensus was that he had little to no protein in his blood. His white cell count was very high. His heart and kidneys tested very well, but his liver was non-functioning. They offered palliative care. But stated that draining the fluid would mean it would only come back, possibly worse. We called the University of IA vet clinic about a possible plasma transfusion, but with his panel results they stated it would take a miracle. I took Mo out to their grassy field and spent one last hour lying in the grass with him and shortly after 3pm we said our final goodbye's. Thank you all for listening. There was never a question in my mind about seeking care for him, I would always ensure my furbabies had what they need no matter what. Others here may be more familiar with this loss of protein and fluid retention, they said it was literally water seeping out.I asked if I could have done, fed, avoided, etc.... they said it was just extremely sad bad luck... Brofessor Mosby, best friend, Oct. 16, 2013- August 5, 2019
I am so sorry. That's crushing, awful, painful news. Brofessor Mosby was very ill and his mom saw to it he's now out of pain and fear. Thank goodness that baby's at peace. And praying that one day you yourself start to find some peace again. Take care of yourself and stay in touch when you can, please.
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I am so sorry for your loss! Please take comfort in knowing that you were brave enough to grant him release from his pain and fear. I hope that you will soon reach the place where your thoughts of your dear Brofessor Mosby are fond memories of the times you shared. (((hugs)))
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Just wanted to say thanks to all of you again. It has been a rough few weeks. I avoid going through the album on my phone because I took pictures of him nearly every day.

I am not ready for another pup yet, I just can't open my heart up in that way until I have healed some. But I have been browsing the forum trying to educate myself regarding what he had and how to possibly prevent it. Looking at breeders and trying to decide who would be the right fit. I am taking my time to rebuild my savings and ensure that I always have that cushion just in case. Not that any amount of money could have changed things, but the initial panic is not something I ever want to feel again.

Our vet was fine with the fact that times were lean, but I had no idea that would be the case going in...I would have mortgaged my house if I had to, I'm sure other yorkie moms and dads understand that

Night time is the hardest, followed by every other moment of the day. I work from home and he was always in my lap or next to me. I think this will take a long time to heal, but I wouldn't change having loved him for anything in the world.
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Boy do we all know just what you are going through and ache for you. Healing goes so slowly when doglovers are w/out their best buddies - dogs! When you feel you can and are almost ready, giving a responsible, loving home to another little sweetheart out there, yearning for his very own loving person will be waiting, ready and happy to help you through the rest of your healing. And as badly as I mourned losing each of my other two Yorkies, nothing helped nearly as much as another Yorkie in the house, badly in need of my love! Blessings and peace to you.
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