Toffee's Surgery

Hello and thank you for considering donating. 

As many of you may know, last week we moved from New York City to Atlanta. While we were moving in, we noticed Toffee was beginning to walk a little funny. Sort of like he was drunk. We made the decision to take him to the ER. The doctor was unable to diagnose the problem and gave us a referral to a specialty hospital. He sent us home with a $600 bill and some medicine to ease Toffee's pain. The plan was to wait for the doctors at the specialty hospital to review Toffee's medical information. 

We thought this was great because it gave us time to explore our options and various facilities. On Sunday, Toffee's condition worsened to the point that he could no longer walk. He was stumbling and falling on the ground. We made the decision to rush him to the ER at the specialty hospital as his condition reached a critical level.

The doctors reviewed our referral and determined that a CAT scan was necessary. They suspected a compressed spine and the thinking was that removing a disc in his spine would correct his condition. Upon completion of the CAT scan, this was determined to be incorrect. We learned that Toffee has a bone spur that has been slowly been growing his entire life. We never noticed because he had no symptoms and thus never received a CAT scan. 


Unfortunately the bone spur is in an incredibly hard to reach area of his abdomen. The doctors think they can remove it, but we won't know until they operate later today. (October 20th) 

Anyone who knows myself and Jesus know what an important member of the family Toffee is to us. There is no sweeter, more intelligent, and loving dog out there. He's the pride and joy of our lives and life just wouldn't be the same without him. For this reason, we've decided to have surgery done to correct the problem. It's possible that the bone spur has compressed Toffee's spine beyond repair, but we won't know until the bone spur is removed and he begins to recover. We're hoping for the best considering he's still very young. 

The cost of this operation coupled with the cost of our recent move has pushed us over the edge financially speaking. We planned for months for the financial strain that our move would put on us and we were well positioned to absorb this expense without going into debt.  Fortunately we were able to secure a 0% interest loan for the operation, but the money still has to be paid. 

We are counting on the love and support of our amazing friends and family to help finance the operation. Anything you can give would be tremendously appreciated. We honestly would have no words to express our gratitude to you. Thank you for considering. We are committed to keeping every updated on Toffee's condition. 

In the event that more money than what is needed is donated, we will place all surplus funds in an account that we will only be access for future medical care for Toffee. If Toffee passes away, we will donate all funds received to the Atlanta HSPCA.


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Atlanta, GA

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