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Speedy Needs YOUR Help to continue her treatments

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Raised by 4 people in 2 months
Created October 30, 2018
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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Update 7
Posted by Linda Colibert
9 days ago
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Speedy is healing. Her shell is growing back! She is now only on 1 antibiotic. Her shell is soft and leathery in the center still but is beginning to harden and fill in. She is almost at the finish line for a complete recovery . I am on social security so I really could use some help with paying VCA West LA Animal Hospital for her bandage changes. She needs a bandage change weekly and it costs $220 each week including her medication. She is almost to the finish line -- we can see it from here. Please help Speedy cross the finish line to a full recovery.
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Update 6
Posted by Linda Colibert
1 month ago
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The first pic. is where speedy had her surgery. That is the hole in the bottom of her shell. The pink you see is healthy new skin. The light colored and tan colors you see are her shell beginning to regrow. It is only like a skin that is a little bit leathery right now. Eventually, it will grow and fill in and harden. This is why she has to go once a week for bandage changes and she has 2 more laser treatments to promote healing also. It is very important that she get these bandage changes every week. She is healing. The second pic is the decoration the veterinary assistant did on her bandage last Friday. Her shell is beginning to regrow! Isn't that just absolutely amazing?! It will eventually fill in the hole and harden.

This has been a real struggle financially for us to pay for Speedy’s treatments, but we are holding on and doing the best we can.

I am in need of donations to help pay for Speedy’s bandage change and the uber ride to take her to the vet tomorrow morning. Please help if you can. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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Update 5
Posted by Linda Colibert
1 month ago
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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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Update 4
Posted by Linda Colibert
1 month ago
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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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