These tests are the result of six visits with our primary care vet and specialists at Penn that were able to diagnose Hank with a central nervous system disorder. Initially, Hank went to the vet for a possible eye infection, but his symptoms became more widespread and he is having difficulty eating and walking due to weaknesses in his legs and loss of balance.
The testing and prep for a brain MRI for Hank will be $2,500. My sincere hope is to ask others for help to lessen this financial burden so that I can continue to care for Hank after his diagnosis on Monday.
I have had Hank since he was just four months old, and have taken care of him myself for over eight years now. It has been heartbreaking to watch him go through this decline so rapidly, but I am determined to figure out what is ailing him and do my best to help him.
It's hard to describe a pet's value to your life, the stability and friendship they lend. Hank is also an absolutely hilarious dog who loves to cuddle and yawn and very much believes he is half his actual size and wants to sit on your lap all day. I would be incredibly grateful to anyone who has the ability to help me during this time - whether it be by sharing this, donating, or even just reaching out with words of encouragement and love towards Hank.
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