In her initial consult, the hospital gave me a quote of $15K. After talking with them today, it's between $12K and $13K, so I dropped my goal down to $10K.
On August 25, 2017, a pug-shaped angel came into my life. Her name is Geena Davis. As of today, I’m in danger of losing her. To say that I’m devastated is an understatement.
Geena Davis is incredibly special. She’s the sweetest thing that I’ve ever seen. Zero bad bones in her body. Her superpowers are snoring and farting. She even lets the neighborhood kids call her “The Bulldog” and the neighborhood adults call her “Men in Black.” She’s a world class cuddler. I look forward to coming home to her each and every day.
A larger dog was trying to mount her when her legs collapsed under her. She limped her way to me. I initially thought that it was was a strained muscle, but I quickly noticed that she had no control of her hind left leg. Her front left leg was acting bizarrely, too. I took her to the vet. He told me that I needed to go to an emergency neurologist ASAP.
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
After a couple of hours and gallons of tears, I was told that she had a fractured disk in her neck that would require surgery. The cost will be roughly $15,000 at the end of the day and it needs to be paid upfront. As I just emerged from three months of unemployment, this isn’t an option. Also, vet care is wildly expensive. That $15k covers boarding, the MRI, other tests and the surgery. Because both of her left limbs are affected, this is the only option to get her walking again.
INCREDIBLE PERSON TIME
Geena Davis and I have been very fortunate to be in the stellar hands of Dr. Tatiana Weisbrod. What an incredibly compassionate/kind/ doctor. She has gone above and beyond to help us through this situation. This woman is the definition of lovely and amazing.
I love this dog. A lot. From moment one, we felt like a team. I’ve had a tough year. Went through some intense heartbreak. Was laid off from a job that I loved. Put on even more holiday weight. Geena Davis was the one bright spot in that time. I know that there are more serious things going on in the world and I know that this is a lot to ask. But I can’t imagine my life without her. I humbly ask you for your help with this.
Jose and Geena Davis
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