Help Bandit's Medical Expenses

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Campaign created 10 months ago
Bandit is a 10 year old Shi Tzu Poodle and the best dog we have ever owned. He is friendly, lovable and just the sweetest dog you could ever meet. 

Unfortunately, Bandit has been plagued by illness. He has already had one major surgery for bladder stones, and a recent ultrasound revealed that more stones have formed and another major surgery would be needed.  We would have done the surgery already, but Bandit also was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Our vet has said we have to wait as long as possible for the surgery until Bandit's sugar is regulated - which has been very difficult to do. We give him insulin shots twice per day and although it has been over a year, his sugar is still not regulated. To make matters worse, Bandit has developed cataracts as a result of the diabetes and he has gone blind. He recently had an ulcer that ruptured in his eye, which almost caused him to lose his left eye. Thankfully, proper medical intervention and care reversed the damage and his eye has healed nicely. 

To date, Bandit's medical care, including medication, doctor visits and surgeries have caused a hardship for our family. His vet bills, medications, emergency care and prior surgery to this point have exceeded $10,000. Every time we go to the vet it costs upwards of $150 and the eye doctor costs in excess of $280 at each visit; his monthly medication and supplies costs over $200 between his special diet supplements, insulin, needles, testing supplies, eye medications and other medications. In March 2018 Bandit was admitted to the hospital with severe ketoacidosis. He stayed in the hospital for 2 days, costing over$1700. In April 2018, Bandit was rushed to the vet hospital again for lethargy and not eating. He spent 4 days in the hospital with a vet bill over $2500. They recently found a mass in his stomach and will determine if it is cancerous or if it can be removed. This would require another surgery for poor little Bandit. Although at one time we had pet insurance to help cover some of these expenses, Bandit has been so ill and required so much medical care over the past couple of years that we have maxed out all of our pet insurance for these illnesses at this time. 

To meet Bandit, you would hardly know he is ill. He is cooperative and friendly, always wagging his tail with a warm greeting - even when he has been frail and weak or wouldn't eat. We believe with proper medical care, Bandit will live a long happy life. Unfortunately his bills are skyrocketing at every turn and we can hardly keep up.

We are hoping some of our friends will help Bandit get the care he needs.

We appreciate your consideration and thank you for helping us care for our best friend.
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$3,500 goal

Campaign created 10 months ago
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