Help save Rocky from Lyme Nephritis
Rocky our 8 yr old rat terrier was so healthy and out of no where stopped eating. He was extremely thirsty and started vomiting. After the vet examined him 3 days ago we learned he has lyme disease which is making his kidneys fail. Lyme nephritis. He has been hospitalized since then. He is on 24 hour meds and iv fluids. The treat over the next week will determine if he will survive. It consists of round the clock care. He is on about 7 different medications. It is very costly but we have to try. When he was a pup he was very sick for months and he survived. That time the hospital bill was $8000.00. That was 8 years ago. But it was well worth it. He has been a joy. He is like a son to us. He is too young to leave us and has been through so much. The same vet is treating him now. He is determined to see him beat this and so are we. Unfortunately the cost will be more than we can afford right now so we are exploring every possibility to fund his treatment. He is too young and too precious to us. If you can help with any amount it would be truly appreciated. We know anyone who has an animal as a part of their family understands what we are going through. Thank you from us and especially from our sweet Rocky.+ Read More
I am sorry to say that Rocky lost his battle this morning. We did everything that could be done. He was strong and fought hard. Everyone that knows us and that knew Rocky knows it breaks our hearts because he was very special to us. He had a happy life. We were lucky to have each other. Rest in peace my little handsome man. We thank everyone for their donations and thoughts and prayers.
Just as spent a few hours with Rocky. He wasn't going well today. But he is fighting and thanks to the doctors he was feeling better when I left. I had to feed him with a syringe. He doesn't have an appetite. I brought his sister to visit. He was happy to see her.