On the 26th of October, my 2 year old terrier mix, Zero, got into the bathroom while I was sleeping and ate the razor blade off of a shaver that was in the shower. He was bleeding from the mouth at an alarming rate, so we rushed him to the emergency vet clinic.
The wonderful doctors were able to remove the piece of razor blade from Zero's mouth, but discovered via x ray that there are two ore pieces in his stomach that will need to be either passed or surgically removed. The vet seemed fairly confident that Zero will be able to pass the pieces, if we can get him to eat a special diet of canned pumpkin and bread to make it easier for him. So, after a $477 bill, we left the emergency clinic last night with new medications and hopeful he would begin eating when we got home.
However, due to the pain he still has from his mouth being completely lacerated from the blade, he has been refusing food; a critical part in his chances to pass the pieces. We are headed to his regular veterinarian today, where he will be boarded until they can get xrays done, given pain medication, and hopefully encouraged enough to start eating. We were given the estimate of another $244 bill.
Now I normally am not one to ask for help from anyone. I like to do things on my own, but my little Zero man is my entire world. We celebrate his birthdays, we take him to visit Santa every Christmas season, spoil him with toys and treats, and he is ultimately my very best friend and support system. I don't know what I would do without my little Zero boy. My mother and I are struggling to keep up with these bills to help him keep fighting. Not to mention, if he is unable to pass the pieces in his stomach, he will have to be scheduled for an estimated $3000 surgery. I am prepared to go into complete debt if I need to, but I am terrified that I may be denied for that kind of loan.
If you would like to donate to help fund his vet visits and possible surgery, I cannot express the immense gratitude I would have. He truly is my whole world.
Thank you, from Zero and I~
- Kimberly Elliott
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