Feel Better Jetta

The purpose of setting up this GoFundMe account is on behalf of my sister, Elaine Rice, and her 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Jetta.  Recently, Jetta became very ill with symptoms of throwing up, diarrhea, not eating or drinking, body shaking from head to toe, and high fever.  Her vet was not available so she was referred to Barton Heights Animal Hospital and immediately took her to be seen.  The facility was super busy at that time but they took Jetta in about 20 minutes after arrival although Elaine was not allowed in with her.  She and her son waited almost another 5 hours in her car until they got some answers.  Jetta was diagnosed with pancreatitis and positive for lyme’s disease.  After this initial visit, they sent her home with two medications and to see how that went.  Unfortunately, within less than 24 hours her fever spiked and she became severely dehydrated!  She was extremely weak & vomiting again, and at this point, could not even stand on her own.  Elaine called the vet and explained her condition had worsened and they instructed her to bring her back ASAP.  After being admitted, they immediately put her on IV fluids & gave her a shot for the nausea.  Then it was just a waiting game to see if she improved.  The saddest part was that Elaine could not be with her and this little girl was her whole world.  Even if you didn’t love animals, it is so heartbreaking to watch because they can’t tell you what “hurts”.  Although our gut instinct knew she was a very sick dog, neither one of us felt like it was her time to leave us.  Animal lovers always seem to go the extra mile for their pets and do everything within their power and beyond to save them.  On top of all that heartbreak and emotion, they aren’t realizing the financial burden of the incident.  Elaine is a frontline worker at a medical office in the Pocono’s.  Her patients always come first and they adore her!  As you are all aware, this has been a very stressful time for everyone.  As her job responsibilities require her to be at work everyday, it was heart wrenching to have to leave her baby.  I realize this is a tough time to ask for help; but IF you are able to contribute, even small amounts add up! As so many people do, Elaine also lives paycheck to paycheck.  If you are lucky enough to know her, you will agree that she is one of the kindest human beings on this earth and would do anything to help others.  As I know this situation is embarrassing for her, I can’t thank you enough for your consideration and kind gestures.  We are blessed to have many friends and family out there; so please know, your thoughtfulness is deeply appreciated and heartfelt.  GOD BLESS...48580064_1591379618899228_r.jpeg48580064_1591379683216172_r.jpeg48580064_1591379712763569_r.jpeg


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    • $35 
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    • $50 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Elaine M. Rice 
Henryville, PA
Elaine Rice 
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