Loki's emergency medical fund

Loki. Our perfectly named sweet beast. Two days ago he was snuggling in bed with my son. In a matter of minutes he went from content to a panicked frenzy in a heart wrenching attempt to breath. We think he aspirated and thus began his struggle to catch his breath. My husband ran into my daughter's room where Loki had started to alligator roll in his panicked state. He grabbed him and yelled we have to go now! No shoes, grabbed keys and drove as fast as I could to the Emergency Vet. All the while, my husband who is an EMT in the ER was holding him telling him to hold on.  Loki who was born with a genetic trachea issue doesn't meow normally, started the most horrifyingly scared meow that I've never heard before. I thought we'd lose him on the way there. 
The doctor placed him in an oxygen tent for the next two days. Administered antibiotics, fluids and did x-rays. They believed he ended up with pneumonia. He saw a specialist who did an esophagus procedure to help clear his airway. We get the results of the procedure in a few days. 
She wanted us to keep him overnight one more night, but we just couldn't afford it. For the two days he was there, we were already at about $4400. My work shut down due to covid and that was what we had in savings. 
We brought him home and are hopingthat the subcutaneous fluids, antibiotic shots and other meds will help to clear his lungs. 
We've had him since he was born in our bedroom almost 12 years ago. He sleeps with my son every night. Plays with our dog. Curls up like a parrot on my daughter's shoulders. He's our boy. We love him so so much. We just want him to get better.
  • Sean Ingoldsby
    • $400 
    • 26 mos
  • Ann Searle
    • $100 
    • 26 mos
  • Aaron Jacobs
    • $140 
    • 27 mos
  • JENNIFER GONZALEZ
    • $500 
    • 27 mos
  • JENNIFER GONZALEZ
    • $400 
    • 27 mos
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Organizer

Stephanie Ingoldsby
Organizer
Santa Barbara, CA

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