Bud's Emergency Fund

I'm trying to raise money on behalf of Buddy's owner to help offset the cost of his emergency surgery and hospitalization.

On Nov 18, Bud suddenly became very lethargic, stopped eating and began vomiting, which continued throughout the week despite vet intervention. An x-ray on Thursday revealed a mass pressing on his stomach, and exploratory surgery was recommended. He was given a grim prognosis and a 50/50 chance of being saved. Fortunately, it was operable, as it was not a tumor; Bud had apparently swallowed some "unidentifiable objects" that had built up in his stomach/intestines over time. Additionally, his gallbladder had to be removed. 

The surgery went well but recovery has been a bit dicey due to his age and Bud remained hospitalized with continued lethargy, mild vomiting, diarrhea and refusal to eat. 

Finally, on November 23, he came home! More importantly, after nearly 6 days, he's finally eating again. He's taking it slow, but he's making steps in the right direction.

...which brings us to the present. While this has been emotionally hard on Bud and his human, the financial aspect has only made it harder. Additionally, while there is never a good time for a crisis, this one happened immediately following the very expensive breakdown of his owner's car. And with the holidays upon us, all of this is to say that they could really use some help. 

I'm not telling Bud's human about this fundraiser immediately, as I don't want to give her any false hopes. Please do not feel obligated to donate, but know that absolutely anything helps!



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Katie Dickerson 
Denton, TX
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