While hiking in the woods last Saturday, Clutch was out of sight a few feet away for a moment. I think he ran into a stick or fell or both. I heard a yelp and he came back to me with a nasty puncture wound in his armpit. At the emergency vet they realised he also had a broken rib and a punctured lung and had air in his chest that had to be drawn off. He was sent hom with loads of pain killers and orders for me to stay awake with him all night to monitor his breathing. He was in a lot of pain from the broken rib. He made it through the night ok and we when we went back to have his wound repacked, all seemed well and he would just have a long painful recovery. On Tuesday I decided to take him a day early to have his wound repacked because he was acting really droopy and listless. They discovered he was in the early stages of bloat and had to do emergency surgery to clean out his stomach and secure it so it can't roll over. My vet called it a "series of unfortunate events". So after two (more) days in the hospital he is finally home and hopefully there will be no more surprises. With some frantic scrambling I have managed to finance most of the bills by maxing out credit cards and borrowing from a family member. Clutch is taken care of but now I need to worry about the rest of my family and all these bills along with all my regular bills. I hate to ask for money but several people have suggested I do this to try to help with some of the costs. I have my goal listed as the total of all of his bills (so far) but obviously any amount will help tremendously. Thank you.
This photo was between hospital stays and before his surgery. His spirits are up but now he looks really rough with a shaved belly and large incision from the surgery.