Hello all, my names Lila. I am a 2 year old pure bred American Staffershier Terrier (8/27/15). Some time last week I ate some of my toy that I hid in the backyard while my dad was doing some yard work. Over the next couple days I stopped eating and started losing a large amount of weight, worrying my dad.
We took Lila to one of the Emergency Veternarian clinics local to us on Saturday (8/26/2017) where they suggested we do an enema along with fluid injections and a dye injection and they sent us home stating that if Lila didnt have a bowel movement by the next morning to bring her back for some X-rays. On Sunday we woke up and I tried to get Lila to eat something (anything) and she finally ate a small amount of egg. After, I took her on a walk to stimulate a bowel movement, but had no success. We headed back to the Emergency Clinic where a X-ray revieled Lila had a full blockage in her small intestine. After trying to do several more enemas to try and loosen the blockage we finally decided that surgery would be the best and most effective route of treatment.
On Monday (8/28/17),Lila went into Friendship Veternarian Clinic and was evaluated by her Vet. Thankfully Dr. Hurley and the heavenly staff (these vets and techs were literally saints among man), took Lila in for surgery when they had no intention to do surgeries that day with one of the other vets being off. They found that, not only was Lila's small intestine blocked, her small intestine had also pulled into her colon. They did everything possible to remove the blockage and cut away all the diseased and dead intestine they found. All in all, around 10" of her small intestine had to be removed.
Over the course of the last couple days we've been in an uphill battle. One that every vet has had a bleak outlook on. Lila truthfully wasnt expected to make it through Monday night. Her blood pressure was low after surgery, blood glucose was low, blood proteins low, and her core temperature was low. Every night Lila has had to be taken to the Emergency clinic for constant overnight care and then back to Friendship Vet for care throughout the day.
-emergency clinic visits presurgery
-exploratory surgery and removal of the foreign body and dieased intestines
-blood plasma transfusion
-constant day care
I have incurred just over $4000 of debt after paying nearly $2000 out of pocket; with more to come. I've done everything I could to make sure my pup has had every chance at survival, but I've come to realize that I need help. Any donation recieved will go straight to paying off Lila's medical bills that I can't currently pay along with help pay for her related care hereforeward. Ideally I would of liked to handle this on my own, but i just can't. Every veternarian and vet tech thats met and worked with Lila love her, she one of the sweetest and loving "pits" they say they've met. Lila's come sooo far and fought harder than anyones thought and done things many thought she couldn't. She means the world to me and I would do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I could to keep her here. I can't express how grateful I would be with anything donated.