Help for 'The Beans' Heart

Not everyone knows that 2018 was a pretty crappy year for us, it was pretty bad for most people I talk to, actually. The cherry on top of our year was our first son, Gunther, getting diagnosed with heart disease/heart failure. It came as a shocker, since I'm a helicopter-mom and he's always been a healthy boy, except a low scale heart murmur discovered only a few months prior (typical of senior dogs his size).

We've been given a year with him, two IF we're lucky. It's been  a whirlwind of appointments and never ending medications to make him comfortable. Which brings me to the point of this GoFundMe.

If you know Aaron and I, you know our pets are our kids. We'd stop at nothing for them. I've made sudden career changes, sold belongings, and opened a credit card to help supplement Gunther's needs. The vet visits, ultrasound(s), the regular xrays and labwork, and the medications will be a regular part of our lives until it's time to say goodbye. For perspective, an ultrasound costs ~ $500, which he'll need another one soon, he's on a medication called Pimobendan, which is hard to get and has no alternative. This needs to be bought in bulk and is sent from Texas (he's on two doses a day, everyday until he passes), Enalapril daily, cycles of Lasix when his heart fills with fluid (which needs xrays each time ~$130), regular bloodwork to make sure his kidneys don't shut down first, and Hydrocodone for the hacking, all on top of the other supplements he needs (Metacam, Metronidazole, etc..).

It's been an emotional ride that we'll be on for a while longer. I've finally had to swallow my pride and ask for help, as the bills are out-weighing what I can provide right now. No, we will not put him 'down' yet, he still has his quality of life and is still as cray cray as the day I got him.

It's the commitment we made to him when we adopted him, and we'll make sure he lives his best life till he says it's time.
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    • $50 
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Corey Volk
Carlsbad, CA

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