Help BEA come home!

My senior dog Bea went into the ICU on saturday morning. Unfortunately she wasn't able to have the proper test from a cardiologist until Monday afternoon (there's only 3 veterinary cardiologists in all of the GTA!). In the meantime, she was very critical and almost didn't make it. The doctors only option was to try every drug that could have possibly helped (just one of the medications was $300), and none of them were working. As a last option before euthanizing her, we tried treating her with steroids, which was risky and could have even killed her, but thankfully she started improving! However, the cost to keep her in the ICU is around $1700 a day and that doesn't include tests and drugs. I have already paid close to $5000. So, while we are finally optimistic, her bills  continue to grow QUICKLY. The goal is to get her off of oxygen so she can get out of the ICU and then possibly come home. As it stands, the tests have shown what she doesn't have, but she will also need further diagnostics.
She is fighting and as long as she is, I am going to also. Anyone who knows me has probably heard Bea's story. I rescued her and her brother Munchie from a shelter who had saved them from a puppy mill. They had been abused and neglected for years, living in a barn and having their babies taken from them. Despite not having a proper home until age 10, they quickly adjusted to the good life. These dogs are my best friends. Bea is so funny and charismatic, it's hard for me to think about her past and what she's been though. When I adopt an animal, it's a promise that I will do everything I can to take care of them. Over the years I have spent a lot on my pets, no regrets. That has meant sacrificing other things but I have never thought twice about it. This time, I need help. Anyone who has had a sick pet knows the fear that you might not be able to afford what they need, and the guilt of deciding their fate based on money. I am quite literally at the end of my rope financially, and I didn't come all this way to get her better only to not be able to afford to get her home.
Please consider donating, even a few dollars. If you can't donate, please keep us in your thoughts. Thank you xo

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Katie Mattiuz 
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