My mom was struggling after her best friend who lived with her passed away suddenly about 6 months ago. She felt so lonely- until she got Roxy. Roxy has helped with her stress and also motivated her to make positive changes in her life, like starting to take better care of her own health. She is her best friend.
After a long day, my mother got home and opened the door to come in. A hailstorm had just started an hour earlier and apparently Roxy was scared by it. As my mom entered the house, Roxy bolted out and started to run. As soon as I found out I ran after her in a rush, barefoot and not expecting to leave the house. She would not stop, she just kept running. My mom followed in her car. Roxy crossed a small street, and luckily cars slowed down. A woman tried to help me catch her; we ran down more blocks. Roxy stopped a short moment to go potty and I tried so hard to tackle her big bloodhound self multiple times, but only barely lost grip of her. She then turned ran across a busier street and as I was about to cross, she was hit by a car. My heart stopped. Three cars pulled over to slow down and help. Two women who tried to help were almost in tears at Roxy's yelp in pain. I saw she was bleeding a lot and her paw/leg looked very broken with the bone sticking out, so I used my hand as gauze to stop the bleeding as best as I could until my mother showed up with the car. We put her in the car and rushed her to the animal hospital.
At the emergency pet care, after xrays, blood tests, pain reducers, and stablizing her broken leg with bandaging, they told us that she had a very bad comminuted fracture and broke her leg in several places. It would take about 6 months to heal her wound if we repaired her leg, or the other option was amputation. She weighs about 100 pounds, and it will take a lot of care to help her heal her leg, but she is only a baby. We do not want to have to choose amputation unless absolutely necessary.
The medical costs from the Animal Hospital ER add up to over $3,000 not including an expensive surgery which could add $3,000-$6,000 more. My mother has been a single mom for twenty years raising 4 children on her own on a low-income. An injury at work has left my mother financially ustable at the moment. She is dealing with her own health costs and now has Roxy's health costs as well. If anyone could help financially in any way to cover part of Roxy's medical bills, or knows anyone who would help pitch in even just $5, anything would be greatly appreciated. The animal hospital will not do the surgery without atleast half of it paid in advance, and every day that passes is another day Roxy is in pain and in jeopardy of injuring her leg even further as we try to keep her calm and still. Anything that could help with the total bills would help so so so much! Thank you from the bottom of Roxy's heart, my mother and us four kids as well. She is part of our family and we just want to see her healthy and playing happily once again.
- Sheila Turner
- Kristin Henderson
- Alastair Hamilton
- Alastair Hamilton
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