Gir is my senior pug mutt that's been one of the only constants in my life over the last twelve years. He's pretty much perfect, to be honest. Though recently he formed a discharge from his right nostril which has just gotten worse over time and is causing a lot of stress to my little dude as it is interfering with his breathing. The vet found bacteria and white blood cells so she gave us an antibiotic but told us other than that, we have to see a specialist. She believes there is something internal going on that typical vets don't have the tools to look for.
I've called around to multiple hospitals in town and only a handful can provide the services she's telling us we need which is a consult with an internist and then a rhinoscopy and CT scan. At first I thought I'd be looking at several hundred dollars but then the quotes were all upwards to $5,000 before tax.
The timing sucks right now. I don't have the cash, my partner is in school and is not working many hours, plus most people are giving what they can to support the protests all across the US - rightly so. I'll put this all on a credit card for now but would be remiss not to at least ask for help. I've looked into several assistance programs but they are all geared to long-term care such as cancer treatments.
Asking such a massive request of friends, family, and strangers brings me a good bit of anxiety and makes me feel like a bit of a failure. But I just have to put that pride aside and ask for help.
I appreciate anything and everything that is offered even if it's just a buck or two.
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