EditThis is Zeus our soon to be 3 year old English Bulldog. Zeus was born with a spinal condition called 'spina bifida'. Originally this condition was not suppose to have much of an impact on his life as long as his spine stayed away trauma. Unfortunately, recently our joy filled and energetic pups, began to have troubles getting on the couch, then stopped all together.
Then we noticed Zeus' energy level was dwindling. He no longer could handle going to the dog park and playing the way he did a short time ago. He seemed to be somewhat depressed due to not being able to play like he loved so much. He also began to shy away from our 3 year old son, whom both loved to play with each other before.
This concerned us so we took him to a specialist and we have come to learn his condition is known specifically as spina bifida associated with myelomeningocoele. This results from an incomplete development of the vertebral arch and often the overlying tissues that lead to a protrusion of the meninges and spinal cord. The procedures that Zeus will need require an MRI as well as surgery. Without the surgery Zeus will lose the use of his rear legs, as well as inability to hold in bowel movements. The total amount for both procedures is more than $4,500. Due to his situation being a rare case a neurologist must perform the surgery. Unfortunately neither of the specialist able to perform the surgery accept any sort of financing. As you can see this is a lot of money to come up with in a short period of time.
For those of you reading this who do not know us we find this extremely difficult to ask for help financially. However, we love Zeus very much and want him to have the best life possible. He is so full of character always making us smile. Zeus' personality is gentle, sweet, and loving. Zeus is such a huge part of this family, that we are doing whatever we can to help our fun loving best friend. We are asking for any size donation, no amount is too small. We appreciate everyone who is willing to help us through this. We love you all and thank you very much.
- Ashley Jimenez
- Heather V
- Amanda Brown
- BCP Transportation