I greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time to read this! ❤️ As many of you know, the absolute worst part of having a best friend with paws is that they can't be by your side forever..
My best friend, Gracie, has blessed my life for 11 years now with everyday happiness, love, hand shakes, hugs, and tail wags. She has lived with exceptional health all of those years aside from some pretty common but manageable skin allergies up until recently. What was thought to be some typical signs of aging, soon became concerning symptoms impossible to ignore…
After noticing my Gracie girl breathing abnormally, coupled with recent weight loss, bloated belly and total lack of energy or usual "pep", we decided it was urgent we took her to be checked out.
I'm super heartbroken to say (and accept) that she was officially diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure..
My wonderful mother helped me get Gracie to the vet because I cannot drive. After 6 hours at the emergency vet, x-rays, belly fluid drain and blood tests, my poor mom, despite having very limited income due to health concerns of her own, also took on the hefty and gut-wrenching bill that came with this visit. It is incredibly difficult for us to handle that kind of expense without causing quite a problem..
The good news in all of this is that thanks to that visit, not only did we get answers to explain what my girl was going through, but in receiving that diagnosis we are now able to have a treatment plan in place including daily medications to help her heart work more efficiently. This means a longer, more comfortable life for my best friend! ❤️
Although the price tag on all of those tests and answers is hard to stomach, my Gracie girl will now have more time with her hoomans, 5 kitty siblings, and little-big brother Rico. She is already looking and acting so much happier and seems to truly have a second lease on life, that of which I am eternally grateful for! Without this vet trip, my girl might have only had 2-3 months left with us.. And now with successful treatment she can bless us with her unmatchable, unique, and heartwarming affection for a year or more.
We are so incredibly grateful to have Gracie in our lives still. I, nor my mother, have never been ones to ask for handouts of any kind.. but this situation has inclined me to at least try and see if this "Gofundme" thing can possibly assist in lightening the burden of this unexpected expense.
Anything at all you can give to help us will be forever cherished and appreciated ❤️ Even if you're unable to, sharing this wherever you can would be just as helpful! Thanks so much in advance