Jian Jun is a toy poodle on the cusp of his 7th birthday. He’s a rescue, and is brimming with personality. He loves learning new tricks, cuddling, going on long walks and devouring treats.
A few days ago, he fell ill, was unable to stand without falling over, and was tensing up and began contorting into strange positions. He was rushed to a nearby emergency hospital, and the initial diagnosis was vague and grim. Due to the severity of his condition, and the uncertainty of how high the medical expenses could climb, euthanasia was suggested...but anyone who’s ever met Jian Jun knows that giving up on him is not an option.
After a very scary 24 hour juggling act of trying to stabilize him while running tests, the doctors narrowed it down to a massive bacterial breach from his intestines to his bloodstream; affecting his kidneys, heart, and brain. Essentially, he became septic, but they cannot determine how or why.
Though he’s been extremely lethargic, he’s been surprising his doctors with tail wags and kisses whenever his pet parent is allowed in the ICU to see him. He’s slowly trending towards recovery, but he still faces quite the battle and his medical expenses are mounting. The estimate is roughly $13,700 and time is of the essence.
Jian Jun remains in the ICU at Veterinary Emergency & Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY and he desperately wants to go home...not to mention, he has a birthday party to prepare for!