Skittles is my HUsband's baby, and has become mine. She has seen us all through so much. Through our son almost dying, to myself becoming paralyzed for a period, through my husband's military service. She has always stood by us, never faltering. And now we will do the same for her.
Skittles was diagnosed with lung cancer last week. We thought we had a few months, but it did not turn out that way. We went to a holistic vet on Tuesday and talked about nutrition options. Skittles is incredibly underweight from her cancer. She had recommended that we go back to ur vet and get an EPI test done and have the fluid around her heart drained. We headed to the vet the next morning, Wednesday. I noticed that morning when we were walking to the car, she was a little wobbly and out of it. We got to the vet and she was starting to cross her legs and not be able to stand. They checked her oxygen levels and they were low, in the 80s low. We immediately headed to the specialists. They did an EKG and Xray when we got there. They found that her heart was not pumping the blood correctly and she needed heart medication and oxygen. She stayed there for a few hours and then came home. Once home we noticed that she was breathing heavily, shaky ,and off balance. We brought her right back to the specialist emergency hospital. She was immediately hospitalized. Skittles was close to death. They kept her overnight and gave her IV steroids, heart medicine and fluids. Immediate surgery was needed to remove the mass in her lung and the fluid around her heart. So here we are the night before surgery. Scared, anxious, nervous, even excited. She needs this surgery to save her life, no matter what the cost. She will have open chest surgery in the morning, and we will have a vet bill around $6,500.
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