Have you ever heard of your once in a lifetime dog? Well that’s what Crosby is to my friend Caitlin. It was love at first site when Caitlin’s mom brought home a little 14 pound Pomeranian from a severe hoarding case at the local WNY SPCA. It’s been nine years now and they are literally attached at hip. Anyone who has met Crosby knows that one cannot be with the other. It’s a unique bond that happened instantly and hasn’t been broken since. Crosby has experienced a lot of Caitlin’s happiest and hardest life events... graduating college, going to various vacation spots, being the star of her wedding, and also being by her side when she lost her father and brother just months apart. Crosby is literally her “ride or die best friend”.
Deep down she is struggling not just emotionally but financially.
Caitlin need’s needs help covering the costs of her feisty Pomeranian Crosby’s diabetic supplies and liver medications. Right now she is doing everything she can to make sure he is happy and healthy however this has been an unforeseen financial debt. Being concerned with symptoms that mimic’d so many diseases it was really a matter of trail and error. She has had the support of her vet and multiple friends in the veterinary community assist her. She even took Crosby to an internal medicine doctor back in August to rule out a common disease in small dogs called cushings disease. Over a year later due to Crosby’s liver issues unfortunately Crosby has developed diabetes.
Due to a heart murmur Crosby has had since adoption and probably since birth, along his golden age, she feels it is best to continue the path she is on without a liver biopsy. Her vet team also agrees that it would jeopardize Crosby’s life, not only may he not wake up but due to his underlying issues but...he may not recover from such an invasive surgery at his age.
So far Caitlin has spent $4,200 from last year until now on Crosby going to multiple vets for opinions, specialists and now diabetic visits. Also she has stated that she is desperate to obtain funds for him to see a local eye specialist here in WNY to prevent blindness of diabetes as it can be very aggressive in small breeds.
I’m asking for help to gather a few months of expenses so we can help her catch up on paying off his debt.
This is just a small list of of upcoming visit expenses, supplies, supplement and medications he is on. Obviously that could change. But since his diagnosis on 1-14-21, she has spent 3 days straight with no sleep researching the cheapest but most reliable sources/sites.
Curve test $330 he will need two of the next month to help regulate his medication. 1/19/21
Cortisol Test $70 will also be 1/19/21
Animal glucose tracker is $70 / Kit $140 amazon
Lancets 15.50 amazon
Test Strips 53.99 amazon
Syringes 19.99 amazon
Denamarin $35.14 (chewy subscription price -saves about $60 from vet pricing!
Vetsulin 40 ml 58.65
Glycoflex senior vitamins 12.50 ( assisting with overall health )
joint supplements 8.65 ( prevents weakness for diabetes)
If you would like to pay Caitlin directly her Venmo is CaCaCa1986
PayPal is [email redacted]
Also there is a public Amazon wishlist for those that would like to help purchase supplies for Crosby! Thank you guys so much. Please help us keep Crosby alive!
- Mary Ellen Donnelly
- Bethany Balon
- COREY WROBLEWSKI
- Lori Mrugalski
Organizer and beneficiary
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