Charlie & Palma need your help!

Palma is my in-laws 82 year old neighbor. Three years ago she lost her Husband and her dog within 2 months. We all became her family! She adopted Charlie from Manatee County animal services a month after losing her husband. Charlie was a year old at the time and a big, goofy american bulldog/pit mix.

This past week Charlie's health quickly declined. He was at Kindness Animal Clinic, Bradenton Emergency Vet, Boyette Animal Hospital and now Blue Pearl in Tampa. It was honestly a rollercoaster for him, Palma and everyone helping her out. He went home on Saturday after a two night stay at Kindness. By Monday night, he was back to lethargic and ended up collapsing. He was taken to the ER vet and stayed the night. Tuesday morning, he was stable again and he was transported via family to Blue Pearl up in Tampa. Mid-way through the drive he had a massive seizure. We were able to stop off the highway and make it to a vet. Charlie suffered a 10+ minute seizure. Boyette Animal Hospital saved his life, gave him a shot to get his heart back going and valium. He was finally stable to continue his drive to Blue Pearl. This is night 2 of his stay at Blue Pearl and they diagnosed him with Addison's disease. Charlie is finally alert, walking and was able to eat today!

Palma is on a fixed income and these 4 vet/hospital visits have completely depleted her bank account. The vet bills totaled $4,329. The monthly meds Charlie will need are going to be between $125-$225. Any help is appreciated so we can get Charlie back to her ASAP! Palma has health issues of her own and Charlie keeps her moving and a reason to get up every day. I am working on getting copies of the bills so I can post them to here. Anyone who is wanting to do Paypal instead, let me know!

Thank you so much! xoxo

Charlie & Palma

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Amanda Hope 
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