Loki's Emergency Fund
$34,807 of $15,000 goal
Loki was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease just over a year ago. We have been trying to manage it ever since.
On Wednesday, he seemed very lethargic and his saliva became very thick. He also showed no interest in his food. He was brought to our family vet for a round of IV fluids the following day, and his bloodwork showed severely high levels of BUN and creatinine (the two main indicators of kidney disease). We were referred to the emergency hospital in Vancouver that night, where he received more IV fluids in attempt to treat his high levels.
Loki showed little, if at all, improvement in his blood levels after 36 hours of IV fluids and other medication at the emergency hospital in Vancouver. He was in critical condition and we immediately drove him down to the emergency hospital in Renton, where dialysis for dogs is available.
The cost of dialysis will be expensive, and Loki may need 2-3 weeks of therapy to hopefully return to normal. The doctors are also looking into what may have caused Loki's blood levels to spike. It is uncertain when we will be able to return home to Vancouver.
Thank you all for your love and support. Each donation, big or small, is truly appreciated. We will try our best to send our thanks to every contributor.
- Tim and Viv
- Tim and Viv
Physically, Loki looks a little bit better than when he was first brought to the emergency hospital in Vancouver. He still doesn't have much energy and he hasn't voluntarily eaten since Wednesday night. The doctors will feed him through a feeding tube until he is able to eat on his own.
The past 3 days have been the hardest of our lives, as it also should have been for Loki. Each day feels like a week, and we are holding our breath each time we visit Loki. It is still so hard for us to accept the reality of the situation. We promise you all that we will do everything we can to help Loki recover.
We are completely overwhelmed by the response to all of this. Each message brings tears to our eyes and each contribution makes us feel so blessed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
- Tim and Viv
Dear Heavenly Father, We ask you to put Your healing hands upon Loki Lord. You are the Great Physician and Veterinarian. All things can be done through You Lord God. May you keep your angels at his side to comfort him and his owners, may you hear our prayers for his healing and recovery Lord God. We pray this in Your name! AMEN! Hugs to you both! I will continue to pray! ♥
I'm happy to see the donations continue! Loki may need ongoing care, and people should know that the gofundme site takes a cut of the proceeds, so we did need to exceed the amount Loki needed for him to actually receive that much. So...keep it going! And please get well, Loki!
Ginger and I are sending our positive thoughts your way along with a small donation. We hope that you get better with all of the care that the vets can offer and all of these prayers and warm thoughts coming your way. You bring so many smiles to our faces and have provided many dogs with a few extra hugs tonight. Hang in there Loki. We're all rooting for you.
I had messaged the owner something a 4-year-old boy had said when his dog passed. I know many of you dog owners will relate. "I know why (dogs don't live as long as humans). People are born so that they learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
Very sorry for your loss of sweet Loki. I enjoyed his videos so much. What a silly boy he was! I sympanthize and empathize as my sweet corgi boy, Charles Avocado VanGogh was diagnosed with liver failure in January at the young age of 4 years old. Prior to diagnosis, I started sinking myself into debt to try and help him (including a very expensive surgery). We do everything that we can to help keep our babies happy and healthy for as long as we can. It is the most difficult and selfless thing to do to let them go so they are not in pain anymore. I anguish the day that I have to make that decision for my baby. I admire your bravery and selflessness in making that decision for yours. I am so sorry and sad that the world took precious Loki away so soon. He will be frolicking in the fields of Asgard forever.
I'm so so so sorry for your loss. My corgi baby, Charles Avocado VanGogh, was diagnosed with liver failure in January. We have been medically managing it since. The only prognosis they gave me at the vet is "grim". I've put myself into a lot of debt trying to pay for his medical expenses, so I understand your troubles. It's especially difficult being a graduate student, all by myself, and trying to work through this. So believe me, I understand what you're going through. It hurts so much to see them unlike themselves. I wish there was a corgi support group we could turn to in times like these. I hope for many more happy days with Charles and I'm sorry that the world took Loki away from you too soon. I know he is frolicking in the fields of Asgard. :'(
Still donation coming even after you had gone a week before. Look how much you are loved and missed. I know it is too soon to think now, but I hope there will be a memoir with Loki's photos... or Calendar 2017, because your smiles are still a big part of our lives. Love you Loki, and hugs to Loki's family x
Im so very sorry Loki that you have passed. My heart is so broken for your family. Im sorry they were unable to help you. You have made so many human smile, laugh and giggle..and we thank you! We love you precious baby. Run free, say Hi to all the babies who have left before you, i know you will see alot you know! RIP sweet Angel! ♥ Logan the Snugglebug and I love you ♥
I wish you moments of peace and comfort, although I am sure your hearts are aching after such a great loss. Thank you for always making us smile with your funny and creative posts. My two corgis and I send our love along with a small donation. Love and heartfelt sympathy from Kansas City, Whitney, Macaroni & Theodore