Tonight we came home to find sumo lying on the ground not moving & covered in something that looked like either vomit or food..
it’s not like sumo to just lye on the ground when we are out the back. He’s usually full of beans at this hour.
Bradley tried to get him up but he was unableto move one of his legs and was extremely floppy. I knew it was a paralysis tick so we checked all over him and found the big sucker on one of his ears.
as soon as we found it brad scooped him off and took him to the hospital.
sumo is there now where he will have blood work, fluid, oxygen & the antiserum. he will be monitored for at least the next 24 hours.
we have paid the deposit for tonight but the cost will go up the longer he is there. And there is a chance his symptoms will become worse . If that is the case he will need more medical intervention which means more $$ ..
we are looking at anywhere from $1000 -1400 for tonight only then additional $$ for anything extra he might need .and more $$ per night:
I understand that not everyone is in a financially stable position to help. And on the scale ofthings our vet hospital qoutes aren’t a lot of money compared to what some people go through. But anything at all will help us at the moment !
we are just not in a great financial situation right now as I haven’t gone back to work since having our baby.
I thought I would try go fund me first before we explore other options to pull some money together . We appreciate anything right now .
Thankyou so much for helping us get our boy back to good health!
- Jason Te Huia
- Emily Suyat
- Lisa Klindo