Our Rocco Hurts. Please Help Provide ACL Surgery

This past summer, our Rocco tore his ACL while playing in the back yard. We were hoping to get him into surgery as soon as my wife, Sharon, returned to employment as she was part of a downsize as of May of 2019 with 22-years with her company in the medical field. Largely due to Covid, so far she has been unable to find employment. I am disabled, so our situation is dire as it has placed us in poverty status, eating from food pantries, trying to fight to care for our dogs, save our home and pay our bills. 

Currently, Rocco's pain has increased to the point now that we lift him into the car, onto the couch, and into our bed at night. The doctor has prescribed Joint Health Supplements that allow him, temporarily, to regain some of his ability to walk; however, at 6-years of age, he really needs this surgery for his torn ACL. We ask, we plead: If you can, could you please help us fund his tests and exams, surgery, and aftercare. Rocco should not suffer any longer due to our inabilities. He has already suffered far too long.

We are in a desperate situation and need your help. Wanting to be as transparent as possible, we are providing the bills and estimates of Rocco's needs. Below is one bill, unpaid; and two low/high estimates. We did assume the high, just in case.

Please, again, we humbly ask that, if you can, you help Rocco, and us, by donating financially, today. No amount is too small.

His surgery is being provided by Alpena Veterinary Clinic

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This diagnosis bill has been placed on Care Credit and is currently unpaid:

Patient ID: 30360
Patient: ROCCO 
Invoice Date: 10-Dec 2020
Invoice Number: 820279
Product / Service                    Quantity        Price (Exc)     Tax            Amount
General Health Exam            1.00                  42.50               0.00%       42.50
Radiograph 10 x 12                 1.00                 64.00               0.00%       64.00
Radiograph Second View    1.00                  41.00               0.00%       41.00
AVC Chemistry Profile         1.00                  74.69               0.00%       74.69
Rimadyl Chewable 100mg 7.00                  21.94               0.00%       21.94

Dasuquin Advanced Soft Chew 60-120 lb 64 count
                                                           1.00                 63.66                0.00%        63.66

 
                                                                                                                 Subtotal  307.79
 
                                                                                                                            Tax         0.00
 
                                                                                                 AMOUNT DUE   307.79

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This is Rocco's Low/High Surgery Estimate

Estimate Number: 1116

Patient: ROCCO

Description
Low Qty     High Qty   Low Price     High Price
Acepromazine Injectable per mL
1.00               1.00                 11.00                11.00
Anesthesia-Inhalation General
1.00              1.00               104.04             104.04
Cephalexin Capsules 500 mg
28.00         28.00                20.40                 20.40
Cruciate Ligament Repair Open
0.75                1.00            670.03              893.37
Hospitalization-Canine
1.00              1.00               41.26                  41.26
IV Fluid Set-Up
0.00             0.50                  0.00                  45.58
Lactated Ringers 1000ml
0.00              0.00                0.00                     0.00
Orthopedic Surgical Packs
1.00             1.00               69.13                   69.13
Propoflo 28- per ml
8.00            12.00             49.36                   59.04
Rimadyl Chewable 100mg
10.00         10.00             29.20                  29.20
Rimadyl injectable
2.00               2.00             33.48                  33.48
Support Sling
1.00              1.00              12.13                  12.13
Suture Pack
3.00             3.00               54.72                  54.72
Torb (butorphanol) inj SA per 1.0ml
1.00             1.00              17.38                   17.38
Tramadol 50 mg Tablets
20.00        20.00             21.60                   21.60
Subtotal
                                              1,133.73        1,412.33
                                              Tax   0.00                  0.0
TOTAL                             1,133.73         1,412.33

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Estimate Number: 1117

Patient: ROCCO

Description               
Low Qty           High Qty          Low Price          High Price
Acupuncture- Maintenance Visit
1.00                      1.00                          40.00                       40.00
Rehab/physical therapy
3.00                      3.00                      102.00                     102.00
Suture Removal
1.00                     1.00                             0.00                          0.00
Recheck/Brief Examination
1.00                     2.00                             34.50                    69.00
Subtotal
                                                                      176.50              211.00
                                                               Tax     0.00                     0.00
                                                  TOTAL       176.50            211.00

 

Thank you & God bless,

Rodney, Sharon, Rocco, & Rocco's little brother, Ranger!




Donations

  • Kay Severson 
    • $50 
    • 12 d
  • Patricia Armstrong 
    • $25 
    • 16 d
  • Allison Fordham 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Andrea Greene 
    • $100 
    • 16 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $7 
    • 19 d
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Organizer

Rodney R Castaldi 
Organizer
Alpena, MI
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