Odin's Medical Expenses

Hi everyone. My name is Melissa Swanson. My husband, Bryan, and I introduced our new little man to the group last week. Odin has become our entire world and adapting well to his new older sister, Olive, a pomeranian.

Yesterday at 4:00pm, Odin and Olive had shots at the vet. I carried little Odin to and from the vet. I only set him on the grass when I walked to my Jeep to go potty. He spotted a rabbit or squirrel, I'm not even positive what it was, and took off. It yanked his leash out of my hand. Since Odin is so small, he doesnt know his name yet. I yelled at him, ran to him, but it was too late. He ran into a busy street and was hit by a car. I scooped Odin up and ran him back inside the our vet's office. His heart rate, oxygen, and blood pressure were all dangerously low and he was seizing. They started him on fluids, oxygen, and medications to increase his BP. Odin suffered head trauma, right eye trauma, right pulmonary contusions, and a right broken leg (both bones.) He has been transferred to the Animal Emergency room here in town and is being monitored there. He has survived the first 12 hours so far. He is on round the clock meds, oxygen, and has a splint on at the moment. If he stablizes further he will have surgery later today to fix his leg. Since both bones are broken he will need pins to stabilize . We will do whatever we have to to keep him alive, and pain under control.

My husband and I are just broken. We have never experienced anything like this before. We are just watching his little helpless body just sleeping, broken. Having to leave half of my heart at the animal hospital for something I feel I am responsible for...there are no words. 

The hospital is estimating 7k on the low end for his emergent care and surgery. I know we are relatively new to this group, but we would greatly appreciate a prayer, a thought, anything. We are already so thankful to God for helping him this far. We are continuing to pray. Our household needs him, we need him, and his sister misses him.

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Melissa Swanson 
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Littleton, CO
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