Help Baxter Walk Again!

It's really hard for me  to ask for help or talk about personal issues publically, so doing a GoFundMe to ask for help was not an easy decision. 

I chose a career in the non-profit world that unfortunately doesn't leave me with much of a salary to set aside money for emergencies like this. So I'm asking Baxter's friends for help. 

Baxter was treated at VCA West Los Angeles. 

MRI + bloodwork and radiographs and GoFundMe fee: $3,237

Spine surgery (ventral slot cervical): $6,261

Here's what's going on with Bax:

Baxter has a disc problem in is neck, which is putting pressure on the spine and causing disruption in the nerves making it hard for him to use his legs.
He was on crate rest at first to see if the discs would heal on their own, but unfortunately he'd gotten worse. The neurologist wants to do an MRI to determine exactly where the problem is and do possible surgery if it's something they can operate on. 
Many small breeds can suffer from disc problems and many dogs regain full ability to use their legs after surgery and healing. 

Originally I was only assking for help to help raise the money for his MRI, bloodwork, and the GoFundMe 7.9% fee, but he needed the surgery, so I have raised that amount. 

I am embarrassed, but like many people, I didn't have enough savings to cover this unexpected cost. Asking for help by doing  a GoFundMe is the quickest way I could think of to get Baxter the treatment he needed.

With this surgery and physical therapy in the coming weeks and months ahead, there's a chance Baxter will walk again. Aside from these herniated discs he's an otherwise healthy dog, and it just isn't his time to go yet.


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Kim Rose Johnson 
Los Angeles, CA
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