Help for Mango

For those of you that know me, you know that I am always surrounded by animals. It’s hard for me to imagine my life without them. And for those that know me very well, you have at some point in our friendship come across my quirky chihuahua Mango. Mango was my very first pet and she has been by my side for 10 years now. She’s comforted me through a lot of life changes and challenges and I am 100% certain no one has ever loved me quite as much as Mango. I write this as I sit in my bathroom with her as she is on a fentanyl patch, codeine, metacam and gabapentin. A few weeks ago she started acting strange, cowering and not wanting to walk up or down stairs. On her first assessment from the vet it was deemed she likely had a sore neck and I was given some basic pain meds. It seemed to do the trick. Fast forward about a week and I woke up to her screaming one night. Long story short, we have spent the last week in and out of the ER. Some days she is admitted for the night some days she comes home. Every visit we try and add more pain medication to keep her comfortable. At this point she is now being followed by a neurologist who suspects a herniated disk in her neck with the differential being meningitis. Unfortunately it could not be seen on radiographs. As you can imagine the costs are adding up, especially because we have a specialist involved. I am at the point where the topic of a brain and neck MRI has been discussed. This would hopefully show the exact cause of what is causing her so much pain. It’s hard to just throw the towel in on a pet that’s been in your life for so long just because the fees are too expensive. In the perfect world I would get Mango the MRI so we could at least hopefully find a cause for her pain and ideally change her treatment plan to make her more comfortable. She has loved me unconditionally over the last ten years, I just want to be able to do the same for her. Thank you so much for your help Kaitlyn & Mango


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Kaitlyn Sanchez 
Calgary, AB

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