Yesterday I got home from work and shortly afterwards I heard a scream. I raced downstairs an found little kipling, our rescue kelpie, on the floor with no heart beat and no breathing.
Moments later she took a rattled breath and her heart started again.
I raced to the vet (half dressed, no shoes). She was showing some signs of improving but then suddenly took a turn for the worse, stopped breathing, heart dropped to 60 and she started to bleed. From everywhere.
So our amazing vet began administering anti-venom. She got 2 vials.
I had to manually breathe for her in the car to get her from our local vet to the 24 hour animal hospital.
She got another vial and plasma at midnight.
I gave them everything in my bank accounts. And my credit cards but I still have a huge bill at both vets.
So here’s me, completely ashamed but asking for anyone who can help, to pop a few dollars in so I can help her keep fighting. Her heart is up to over 100bpm, she has managed to take some breaths on her own but still needs help. She knows when I’m beside her as her heart beats faster when I talk to her. She is fighting. She’s been on ventilation, oxygen, antibiotics and is still critical in round the clock care. The bill currently sits at $6000 and is likely to increase. But she’s a young, smart and loyal family member and I have to do what I can for her.
Still have not found the culprit so we are all wearing gumboots in the house as he’s in here somewhere.
Any help is so appreciated- I’m humbled by the kindness.
any funds received that exceed the final vet bill will be provided to the vet to fund them for other pets whose owners are unable to afford treatment
- Vivian Kong
- Steve McEvoy
- Vivian Kong
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