On Monday, January 28th, my three year old mini dachshund Winston threw up violently for several hours. He refused to drink or eat. I took him to the vet who diagnosed him with gastroenteritis, which is easily treatable with fluids, rest, and special food. For $300, they gave him subdermal fluids and an anti nausea shot. I took Winston home feeling confident he would get it out of his system.
On Wednesday morning at 4am, I woke up to Winston shaking and drooling, trying to burrow himself under the ouch away from anyone. He growled at touch. I immediately rushed him to the emergency vet not 12 hours after his first visit. There, he had a horrible bout of diarrhea and was discharged after an opioid shot for his pain. They suggested, due to costs, I take him to the usual vet for bloodwork and X-rays. I still left with a $200 bill.
On Wednesday at noon he had his third vet appointment in 20 hours. He got xrays and bloodwork done for a whopping $700 which confirmed my baby boy is suffering from acute pancreatitis. This can be very serious if dogs do not stay hydrated and he isn’t drinking, so he will likely have to stay in the hospital for a few days, plus a $500 sonogram of his enlarged pancreas. Living in New York City, my expenses are already high and this has taken my whole paycheck with no end in sight. If you are able to help out even a little bit I would be eternally grateful. Thank you all, and I will keep you updated.