William is fearless, except when it comes to bath time. William has the biggest heart! Everywhere William goes he puts a smile on someone's face. If you ever meet him, he'd give you the sweetest kisses and he loves to gently nibble on your ear to show his affection. He'd also give you a high five just for being his buddy! William has a love for life and is in pure bliss just to go on a simple walk or meet a new friend.
For the last few weeks William hasn't been himself. He didn't want to play, walk or eat and was starting to vomit. We thought he might have the dog flu. He wasn't getting any better so we took him to the vet. After some testing he was sent home to rest and and we were told to only feed him some steamed rice. We thought he'd get better and he'd be back to his happy self again soon.
Unfortunately his condition only got worse. He became very weak. The shaking and the vomiting became extreme. We immediately rushed William back to the vet and they did more testing and some X-rays. The X-rays showed he had a blockage in his small intestine. The vet said William needed emergency surgery and it was only a 50/50 chance of success. We were heartbroken and devastated, we cried our eyes out.
The vet told us the cost would be anywhere from $4,500 to $7,000 and possibly $3000 or more for additional procedures and ongoing care. We were shocked at the cost, but we'd do anything to save William. ANYTHING! We begged and borrowed to get the downpayment. We were able to gather up a small portion so the vet would do the surgery. Otherwise, the vet told us we would need to put him down. We were angered and hurt by his recommendation just because we didn't have the money. Never in a million years would we put him down if he still had a chance at life.
The vet agreed to do the surgery with the downpayment, but William is not recovering well, even though he's on several pain meds. In the surgery he was cut from the top of his chest all the way to his groin. We have no idea why they needed to cut him almost the whole length of his body! They had to remove his insides and cut some intestine and remove the blockage. The incision is huge, he needed 26 metal staples to close his incision. William's once strong and healthy body has become frail and weak.
The day after the surgery he began gushing a pinkish red fluid that would not stop leaking from his incision. William could barely stand. His little body is in excruciating pain and not responding to the surgery or medication like it should. We rushed him to the vet for more testing and some more procedures. Now he's on antibiotics and we're hoping for the best, but he still looks very weak. It's so hard to see him in pain and there is nothing we can do. We take shifts staying by his side 24 hours a day to comfort him and keep an eye on his condition. We ask you to keep William in your thoughts and prayers.
William's condition has worsened overnight. We urgently need your help now. William had to be rushed back to the vet again and is undergoing more tests and procedure because he was not responding and leaking more fluids and blood. His incision isn't improving and he might have internal bleeding with a spreading infection.
William is in urgent care, he's fighting for his life. William has so much more life to live if given the chance. He will need a lot more medical care now and in the future. If you would like to help save William, we would greatly appreciate it! Anything helps, even just getting the word out on social media and sharing the links and hashtag. We are thankful for you! We need you and William needs you too!
If you can't donate to save William we understand. We are having a very difficult time trying to survive ourselves. If you can't donate, PLEASE, PLEASE share Williams gofundme page. Share it everywhere you can. Your facebook page, facebook pet groups, instagram, twitter, youtube, anywhere you can share it. You can also share his hashtag to get the word out for William's needed urgent care. William is going to need a lot more vet visits and a lot more help. We can't do it without you. Anything you can do to help William will mean the world to us! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Just copy and post the hashtag on your facebook page or twitter. #SaveWilliamTheFrenchbulldog
After you post the hashtag, just click on it and it should bring you to a page on facebook where you can post William's gofundme link or any thing special you'd like to say to William.
You can also just place the gofundme link on your Facebook post or just click the share button on my page for William's gofundme.
All these options will work, just choose the one you like. The links are below.
Here's the hashtag:
Here's William's gofundme page:
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Endlessly, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
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