Murphys medical expenses

Murphy has had horrible allergies during the summer months so this year the vet put him on steriods to relieve the issue.  Steriods make you thirsty and  hungrier.  He ended up eating anything he could get into with out our knowledge.  He ate napkins out of garbage, dental floss, tree bark and more.  Friday morning he didn't want his food and was lethargic. If you know labs, you know they will never miss a meal!  We took him in to the vet early afternoon on  Friday to have them induce vomiting and also was given some meds for his stomach (thought was having a reaction to the willow tree bark he ate which is poisonous with the steriods).  Was  sent home after couple hours.  Early Saturday morning he was not getting any better so was taken in to Affiliated Emergency Vetrinary Service(thank you for the efforts they gave).  There they did an ultrasound to find that his intenstines were blocked with everything he had been eating.  They did emergency surgury and had to take out 2 feet of intestine to try to get it cleared.  The vet had various concerns with recovery.  Late  Sunday afternoon, there was bleeding in his intestines so had another emergency surgury. He ended up passing away early Monday morning. We did everything possible to try to get our four legged family member better.  By doing this we maxed out all our credit cards, drained checking accounts to minimal and then some.  Any help with paying the medical bills that are in excess of $10,000.00 would be greatly appreciated so it is one less thing to think/worry about.  We just wanted our baby to survive!  He was our world.  He just turned 5 in April so way too young to be taken from us. He was the best boy you could ever have.  He was human to us.  He was Autumns(14 year old daughter) best friend. Again, any amount you give would be greatly appreciated to help relieve that stress.

Thank you,
The Pierces
Chad, Marit and Autumn


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Marit Gjelhaug-Pierce 
Lakeville, MN
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