Bruizer was recently diagnosed with Intervertebral Disk Disease. He's been treated for arthritis for over the past two months and his condition and pain have been progressing. After a trip to the emergency vet with tests and x-rays we were told he in fact has no arthritis and is suffering from IVD. The medications have not helped him at all and he has slowly been losing function of all four of his legs and in lot of pain. Each day the condition seems to progress and he isn't able to move as much as the previous day. Our next step at this point is CT scans and surgery. If surgery is not performed in a timely manner he can become paralyzed.
Bruizer is my first baby. He's been there by my side since he was a puppy. He is now 8 years young and still has a lot of life left ahead of him. He is the kids best friend and wants to be on their laps no matter where they are or what they are doing, even in the middle of their play time. He is beyond loyal to us all. My heart hurts so much seeing him not himself and not able to follow me everywhere I go, as I've always called him my shadow. He has moments where he can use his legs but weak and wobbly and he also has moments where he can't at all.
Bruizer receiving this surgery is essential. I would do anything in the world to save him. He is my boy. I have been quoted an estimate of 8,000 to 10,000 for the surgery and that is also not including the CT scans which is an additional 1500 to 2500. Bruizer needs all the help he can get at this point and any little help at all means to the world to us!!!
- Katy Hernandez
- Marie Barberi
- Kathy Peterson
- Corrina Eggleston