He has always cheered me up in times of sadness, greeting me with an overly joyous attitude every time I come home. However, on 4 June 2016, when I got home, he acted quite distant and cowered away in the corner. Assuming he was sick I picked him up, resulting in him producing a loud yelp. Terrified, I rushed him to the vet, only to be given terrible news; he had a spinal injury. Without proper treatment or surgery, Waffles would eventually become paralysed.
Anti-inflammatory medication was prescribed in an attempt to help him recover (as a non-surgical option), but after a few days, his ability to walk rapidly deteriorated as he was struggling to even get up.
Three days later, we re-visited the vet and were advised that surgery should be performed as soon as possible and delaying the surgery would most likely only make things worse, and very quickly.
The surgery itself costs approximately $6,000 - $7,000 and requires a necessary MRI scan costing an additional $3,000. A lot, I know, but no dog should be confined to a bed for the most part of their life.
So I'm asking, reluctantly, as I know there are far more important issues, for any support and help for Waffles. I would deeply appreciate and forever be grateful for any donations you offer for Waffles to continue living a happy and healthy life.
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