Help With Shih Tzu dog ICU Hospital Bill

My 5lb Shih Tzu who is almost 15 years old on Friday, was making some strange sound so I rushed her that evening to the animal emergency hospital in Rockledge. She wound up needing CPR during xrays to bring her back to life and then again shortly after. I got this dog there right on the nick of time! They diagnosed her with heart failure and later pulmonary hypertension. As of today Monday the March 11th she is still there.

She's been on oxygen, which she was finally taken off of sometime in the middle of the night.  They have done blood work a few times because her kidney levels were as high as 127, which is dangerous for a tiny dog. It has dropped a tiny bit with medication, but not enough yet.

The bills are huge being at an emergency hospital. I am a former teacher. Most people know that teachers don't make much. I am currently trying to find another full time job. So I am really having a hard time coming up with the vet bills and future medicine to keep her alive. I've had her since she was a puppy.

I hope to take her home tomorrow. If not, the bill will go up even more, but I want her to be fine before coming  home so I don't have to rush her back there.

I would appreciate any money that you can donate to help with her medical expenses from the hospital and medicine.  If you can't donate please share this as each share helps a ton as well!

See the updates for the actual vet bills!

Thank you so much,

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Brian Hopkins 
Titusville, FL
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