As many of you know, Ender has been going through a great deal of health issues lately. He's been struggling with an eye issue that is now causing him constant pain and his left eye will need to be removed. This issue is now creeping into his right eye. He has an undiagnosed prostate issue, and in the past few weeks he's been diagnosed with some form of kidney disease that they are still trying to determine. He has spent 3 nights at the Vet Speciality clinic, and been for five vet visits for blood work, urine, eye tests, and IVs in just the past three weeks alone. And this is not even taking into consideration his ongoing eye issue which has required a dozen trips, specialist visits, and three types of drops he gets twice daily for the past two years. Right now, we cannot neuter him (To combat the prostate issue), or remove the eye until his kidney issue is completely under control. So while all of this has sadly added up to some crushing expenses, we're just getting started :( Ender is a gentle giant. Everyone who meets him loves him and he loves everyone he meets. He's our protector and comfort. He's part of our family and we intend to do everything we can to give him a quality of life he can not only bear, but enjoy. It saddens us to ask for help, but we're in a painful position ourselves, with just how much we can afford to do this. Its not an option not to help him... So we're going to do all we can regardless if we can afford it or not. Even with insurance, we've spent between $5000-$6000 out of our own pocket from the start of this... I can't imagine what would have happened if we didn't have insurance. ( Deductibles for every separate issue thats treated, visits not covered, they dont cover taxes which is charged on the full bill, they only cover a percentage, medications, etc).
We would be eternally grateful for any help at all. No donation is too small. $1, $5, $10... Anything and everything helps. This is a rough time for us and our family and it pains us to ask for help but we have no idea how far this will go. We want the best for Ender... he's our big drooly buddy. We've tried to do it on our own but now we need to ask for help. Thanks for taking the time to read this. You will never know what this means to us.
Jerry, Kris, Emma, Alix and most of all, Ender.