She's insured but I've already surpassed the insurance sum and I'll have to pay the rest out of my own pocket for her treatment. No payment has been made yet, she's still at the veterinary hospital getting fluid treatments and there's been done ultrasounds and blood work and more.
The price estimate they messaged me today is valid until 11pm, December 2nd. It's between 30-34.000 Norwegian kroner (NOK). Added screenshot for you to see. After this it will probably go up if she has to stay longer.
There's about 16. 000 NOK left on the insurance and I have 24.000 NOK on my savings account. So that's 40.000 NOK in total. But we're already at 30-34.000 NOK on the estimate so that is why I am asking for help.
The sum I put on the gofundme will most likely cover 2 to 3 more days at the veterinary hospital. But anything you can give helps. EDIT: it will now help me stay afloat, as I had to empty out both my regular account and savings account to pay it all December 2nd, 2020. Please read the update.
They've discovered she has 2 stones in her urinary tract that they need to get out, although she's still able to urinate on her own. But the issue is that one of her kidneys are very small and they suspect it isn't working as it should because of the size, while the other is enlarged and her values are very high, around 600 when they should be under 212. They're gonna try flushing to help her maybe get the stones out, but it might not work. Regardless I want to try. They assured me she's not in much pain at all, and she's walking and is very much her social self today, unlike yesterday when she was so ill. If it does work her prognosis is still uncertain. But she is unlikely to live to be more than 10 years old, and will need treatment occasionally the rest of her life as it stands right now if this works.
It's worth trying for me when she still might have some good years left, 5 years are a long time after all. They're calling tomorrow with updates and new price estimates based on how it's going. But yeah, if this doesn't work it seems rather bleak and I'm devastated. Surgery isn't really on the table either because that would leave her with the small kidney which isn't working as it should. I just don't know what else I can do at this point.
Anything you can give helps, I will keep this updated as I get updates from the veterinarian. Please send Ripley good thoughts, she needs it.
Thank you for reading.
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