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Speedy Needs YOUR Help

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Raised by 3 people in 1 month
34081746_1542062962619991_r.jpegSpeedy is a beautiful tortoise that brings joy and happiness to everyone she meets. Wherever she goes people want to take pictures with her.  

Speedy came down with a big bladder stone and the Vet removed it.  Her bone glue came loose and she got an infection.  Her treatments include antibiotics to kill out the infection and frequent bandage changes that requires a vet visit. Once her infection is gone, the vet will be able to close up her shell.  All of this treatment is expensive. We are working very hard to pay for it all, and I took out a car title loan to pay for most of her expenses, but we still owe some and we just need help paying for it. If we can get enough donations to pay her medicals bills she will have a full recovery.

Speedy is healing and will have a complete recovery but we need help paying the veterinarian and animal hospital.

A lot of people think Tortoises do not have emotions or feelings. But this is not true. Speedy lives with us like a dog would. And she knows her name, comes when called, follows me and my son around the house, begs for food when you are chopping vegetables. She feels love. She feels pain. She feels happiness, and she feels sad. She gets mad, she plays games. She is amazing. She is a living BE-ing with thoughts, feelings, and memories. She thinks about how to solve puzzling things that are in her path. She is a loving, beautiful soul and we are doing everything possible to get the funds to finish her treatments.  She is getting better but she needs to finish her treatments.   We need help to raise enough money to finish her treatments so that she can have a full recovery. 


We love her so much, and she is a companion and friend to our family. Speedy brings joy and happiness to everyone she meets. She is very smart, loves to watch TV, especially Ellen and Southpark. She loves music. She makes everyone smile when they see her. She has been through so much, and with your help we can give her the chance to live a long, healthy, happy life, possibly up to a hundred years. But we cannot do it without your help. 



Speedy Needs YOUR Help to continue her medical treatments.
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I have to take Speedy back to the vet tomorrow morning early to have her bandage changed and the laser treatment. But she also needs some important tests--bloodwork and cat scan to make sure everything is healing right and to find out if the infection is gone. She will need more antibiotics for this week. As we need to keep her on them until we have the results of the tests. I am still short on what I need to pay for all this tomorrow. I still need $350 to cover the costs of her treatment tomorrow. I have set up go fund me which for some reason does not seem to be helping much. And I have offered super specials. I do not know what will happen if we do not have all that we need to pay for all she needs done tomorrow. We may not be able to get all of her treatments she needs, I am not sure. Once we are finished with these tests, the weekly costs will be considerably less if the infection is gone and everything is healing properly. But we won't know until she gets the tests.
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Speedy is continuing to heal. The doctors are amazed at how fast her shell is beginning to regrow. She has a lot of growth that will eventually harden and become a new shell underneath her. This requires frequent bandage changes and she is undergoing laser treatments to promote healing also.

Speedy has a fan club at the animal hospital. Everyone who sees her everywhere we go wants to take pictures of her. They love her and she makes people happy. So the animal hospital has decided to decorate her bandage each time they change it. It is beautiful artwork in which each piece is cut out and put together to make a pretty picture on her bandage.

Her next visit is going to involve some blood work to make sure all the infection is gone, and a cat scan to make sure everything is healing properly, and her bandage change and laser treatment. This will cost $1100 and then she will need another weeks worth of antibiotics which are another $450. I am short on what we need to pay for this medical treatment this time by about $600.

Please help Speedy get this important treatement and these tests so she can continue healing and have a complete recovery.
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Speedy is not going to be able to be closed up with a prosthetic shell. To our surprise, she is very determined to live a full healthy life and she has begun to grow a new shell already. This will take time to completely heal. But she is healing and getting better every day. She must go every 5 days for bandage changes and to be flushed out and the vet who did her surgery originally is back from maternity leave and she is going to do a series of 5 laser treatments inside her where she is open to help speed healing and kill bacteria that may still be present. She is still on antibiotics which she takes along with water through a feeding tube. Speedy will heal and she will be okay with time and continued treatments. I have asked for donations but few people are helping out with the very high expenses of saving Speedy. I am not sure why, but no matter what I will find a way to pay for the treatments and bandage changes. It is a struggle. But I am looking into taking on 2 jobs to help earn the money because I must find a way to pay her medical expenses. I have already taken out all the loans I can get at this time. But even though I don't know how the money will come to continue speedy's treatments, I believe with all my heart that there are some generous and good people who will pitch in and help. I believe, I believe, I believe that somehow the money will come to take care of this beautiful tortoise--she is a beautiful soul. She deserves to live.

Thank you to all of you who help to fund Speedy's Medical expenses -- you are angels on this earth.
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Speedy is continuing to improve. They did a culture to see if there is still any bacteria or infection in her wound. It not, then when she goes to the vet on Wed. Nov. 21st, they will close her shell. It will be her final treatement other than occasional check ups to be sure the bone cement is holding and doing well. I do not have the money for this final treatment. I have taken out a loan and also a car title loan and paid all the money I have on speed's vet bill and medical treatments. And then my car broke down so now we have to try to get uber rides to and from the vets. It would be so cruel to have her go through all that she has been though and then not be able to finish her last treatments because I ran out of money, because I don't have enough to pay for Speedy's final treatment. She is almost there--almost finished and almost well. This treatment will cost $800 to $1000. All I ask is that enough money comes in time to pay for this final treatment. I don't know how. I only ask the universal energies and powers that be to please send the money to finish Speedy's final treatment to save her Life. She's almost there--maybe just one more treatment. Please help save Speedy.
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