When you rescue your first pet, they don't tell you a lot of things. They especially don't tell you the bond you forge from the first moment you hold them on the ride home from the shelter when they're shivering with nervousness, or especially the amount of love you'll receive from them day and night thereafter. Having them become one of the largest parts of your family, capable of providing endless amounts of love. Always having them curl up on your lap when your sick, greet you with kisses and their favorite toy when you come home from a bad day. That's exactly who our pup, Eddie is and that's why you can imagine how painful it is to hear something bad is happening to him.
6 years ago we rescued him from a shelter when he was only a few weeks old. Last Saturday we took Eddie to the emergency vet in Latham where he was misdiagnosed with a strained muscle. They refused to give him an XRay because of the discomfort he was exhibiting despite my moms request to do so while we were there even if it meant sedation. They continued to tell my mom to come back if his condition did not improve and they sent him home with 3 different pain medicines and said to let him rest it off without physically examining him. My mom noticed he was not getting better, in fact he was getting worse. Because of Labor Day we had to wait until Tuesday to bring Eddie to his vet at River Road Animal hospital, where they found a small puncture wound through XRay which had became infected. Antibiotics and more pain medicine were given. My mom noticed as changing the bandages it was getting worse, the tissue became eating itself and the leg was turning black. He was rushed back to his vet where we were told this infection is spreading fast and they are not equipped to give him the necessary care he needs to survive. Eddie was then rushed to Tufts University Animal Hospital in Massachusetts. After being evaluated over night the decision was made the leg would have to be amputated at the hip to try and save him, with no guarantees. There was some questionable viable tissue but they had to use it to close the wound to give him a chance of survival. After the surgery he has not been able to eat causing his albumin blood protein to drop and retain fluid, which is making his condition harder to heal. We are hoping stopping the pain medications it will allow him to eat. He is in guarded condition with news changing daily sometimes hourly. Now the extensive aftercare is piling up and he is not ready to come home. We are not ready to give up on our strong fighter so we are asking genuinely and kindly for any donations to help with Eddies fund for his unexpected continued hospital stay to meet his recovery needs and daily wound specialist when he does come home.
We thank you for prayers, love and support
Love, The Kilian Family
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