Brixton is more than just a dog.
He is 79 pounds of goofy, big-hearted, wigglybutted, drooly-jowled LOVE.
He's brought so much love and light into my life since I adopted him from San Diego Humane Society.
So when he became extremely ill out of nowhere, I had to do whatever I could to save my sweet pitbullpotamus.
ABOUT BRIXTON'S GALL BLADDER
Extensive tests, bloodwork, radiographs and an ultrasound later, it was discovered that Brixton had a serious abdominal infection and was suffering from sepsis. Without emergency surgery, he would not survive.
I didn't hesitate to give the okay and the awesome surgeons at VCA Specialty Hospital immediately went to work. Once they got a look inside and saw the severity of the situation, they were amazed that Brixton had not gone into shock. They discovered that his gallbladder had ruptured and the poor guy had a gallstone the size of a ping pong ball! (For those who are interested, I have included some photos if you scroll down to the very bottom. Don't worry, there's a big warning beforehand so that no one is grossed out unless they want to be.)
The high-risk surgery went smoothly and he is on the road to recovery. I cannot begin to express my gratitude that Brixton's life was saved.
ABOUT THE VET BILLS
As some of you may know, the costs of such a surgery are astronomical. After multiple nights in the hospital, the medical costs amounted to nearly $10,000. At the urging of friends, I am creating a space for those who feel able to contribute. I so appreciate any support you can offer!
And now, a healthy dose of Brix pics...
Okay, here are a few photos of Brixton's poor stapled abdomen post-surgery... (And yes, his nether regions have been blurred so that he might maintain a bit of modesty.)
And below is the gallstone (or bilestone) they found, and Brixton's ruptured gallbladder to the right of it.
Okay, now let's end on a happier note...
THANK YOU, AGAIN!
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