Murphy's Medical Fund

Late Friday night, Dec.09,2017, I woke up to take my dog out to the restroom and ended up finding him on the living room floor seizuring. I don't know how long he had already been having the seizure for but what I began to take notice as I tried to help him and clean up the living room is that he was continuing to have a cluster of seizures. Normally he only has the seizure for less than 20 seconds and then a minute of being in a trance until then snapping back into consciousness. This night, it was not the case. I knew it was now out of my hands and my next quick action would be to rush him to the emergency animal clinic. 

After the vetenarian took Murphy in I was later updated that he was having a heat stroke due to the cluster of seizures he was having which could have killed him. Luckily they were able to stop the seizure emediately and keep him in an incubator where he was able to be cooled down with the technology they have there at the clinic.

It has now been 3 days that Murphy has had to stay at the clinic and each day he is beginning to show results of coming back. He is now responding to his surroundings and showing signs of movement and lifting his head up. But he is still unable to lift himself up or go to the bathroom on his own.

Again this was no normal seizure he has faced like before, so it is taking him longer to recover. The Vet has been explaining to us that it can take a few days to a week for Murphy to get back to normal. But becasue he isn't eating or able to go to the restroom yet we can not take him home.

The amount we are asking for is to help my brother and I out with the over night expenses of keeping Murphy at the pet hospital overnight. We've already used the money we can give to help Murphy but it is now way over what we can afford.

It cost just about $1000 a night for him to stay at the hospital where they have been tremendously helping him get back to his normal self by providing him with the right doses of medicine, liquids, potassium, temperature monitoring and everthing else he needs to continue in order to get back on track.

This is urgent though because after tonight we will no longer be able to afford to keep him in the hospital for him to get the proper treatment he still needs. So we'd really need the funds to start helping us for tomorrow Dec.12,2017.

Murhpy means everything to my brother Andrew and I. He encompasses our daily lives with his vivacious attitude for attention and adventure to his pervasive attempts to getting you to take him out of the house or a treat from his jar. There's no other dog I've ever come across that posses so much character thats as close to a humans. If you were to stare at him you'd notice that Murphy is always in serious thought, constantly taking in every moment and analyzing where he's at and what the mood of everyone he is with is at the moment. If he outs skating with the rest of the boys it's all about roaming around and then standing in front of the obstacles you are trying to skate just so you don't forget that he's waiting on you to land your trick so that we can all go to the next spot in the city.

The dog has been with me since it was born and grew up along my side as I went from being a troublemaker to moving away from home, graduating and now beginning work in the film industry. He's traveled back and forth with me from Texas to California over 12 times now and counting. During college my roommates and I would have to hide him in the laundry closet in order for the campus staff would not detect we had a dog living ilegally with us in student housing and they never caught him! He's so sneaky! I'm telling you.

He's also been the most supportive pet for my family to rest on during the the two years my mom endured ovarian cancer and after she passed.

Murphy is the greatest gift my mom ever blessed me with. I know my life would have been so much harder not having him as my companion along the many abrupt changes I've had to adjust to in life.

I will forever be grateful if you all could help us with Murphy and help give him the chance and time to get better and back to himself this week.

Frank Pfeifer




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Frank Pfeifer 
Los Angeles, CA
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