Our Little Buddy's Vet Expenses

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Raised by 121 people in 29 months
Meet Buddy.
Our poor innocent dog was attacked while he was in his own yard.

On Tuesday, January 5th we left home to go get dog food. We were gone for about an hour. When we returned we heard a commotion in our backyard. We walked around to see what was going on. It was dark outside but we can normally see the glow of our dog's eyes when we are shining the light from our phones. We didn't see the glow of Buddy's eyes, our Beagle. Instead we saw something that we'll never forget. A pitbull standing over what looked to be our little Buddy dead.

Buddy was still hanging on but he was in terrible condition. We immediately rushed him to the vet. They found that his trachea was torn almost completely in two, 270 degrees. He also had nerve damage in his neck. He has a few broken ribs and had a tear in his diaphragm. He lost a lot of blood and had several puncture wounds. After giving him fluids and pain medicine to get him stabilized, they had to perform two operations. As of Wednesday night, they are keeping him comfortable so he can rest. They sewed his trachea back together and we are waiting to see if it will hold. The initial night and surgery was over $3200. He will be staying with the vet for several more days. We are looking at several more expenses from the days to come, possibly another surgery, and rehabilitation.

Any donation at this point will be greatly appreciated.


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Sorry that we haven't posted any recent updates but we've had our hands full.

Buddy came home Sunday, January 24th and is doing okay right now. He has a feeding tube that we are feeding him through but he is also eating on his own some. He has prescription dog food to help him gain weight and continue to repair his body. He will have at least about two months of recovery with frequent doctor visits. He will most likely have these frequent doctor visits for the rest of his life. He has nerve damage, possibly permanent, that has paralyzed the right side of his face. This affects his eye and his mouth, that we can see. He seems to be acting like his old self but he has his good days and bad days.

We still have multiple fundraisers going on. Funds raised so far have gone to pay on both bills. Although the vet bills still have large balances both veterinary hospitals have been very understanding during this whole process. Anything raised going forward will also be used to pay the vet bills and go towards Buddy's aftercare. Thanks everyone!
Buddy on the ride home
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Just wanted to update everyone. Buddy is still doing good. No real changes. He's just healing. I would like to respond to another comment in this post. We have gotten an update on the bill. Between the two vet offices that he has visited it's over $13,000.

Thank you everyone for your continued support, your concern, your prayers, and your generosity.
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Buddy is doing very well! We just went to see him. He got the stables out of his side. He's still fighting pneumonia and still has a little cough. The doctor said he is likely to have that for the rest of his life. Everyone has said was a little miracle dog he is. We're very proud of him! Thank you to everyone for being so generous and thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. More updates to come!
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Buddy was still doing good this morning. The nurse said he been up and active. They had to put a blanket over his crib because he was trying to "fly." He finally did lie down when they did that. She also told me that when she was working with him earlier he was looking around her and over her shoulder trying to see what was going on with another case behind her. That's Buddy being Buddy! Nosey little thing! :-) We're glad to get some good news but he still has a long way to go. Let's hope and keep praying that he just continues going up!
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Patricia Henderson
29 months ago

This is the first rime i saw thid campaign so i read the updates from the beginning and was praying that Buddy made it through. My one question is that since the vet did the surgery i wasnt sure if Buddy was going to need another one. Have you gotten a total of his care to date? I gad a pit bull for 17 years before she passed a ling time ago. I always had a six foot high fence but i never left her alone because i was always afraid someone would try to steall het to use as a fighting dog. I am cobfused about the pit bull that did this. It doesnt seem like you gad trouble getting Buddy away from the pit bull so i wasnt sure if you knew the dog. If so the dogs owner might have honeowners insurance to cover part of these costs. It wouldnt hurt to find out if thats an option. I really pray Buddy is ok. He looks like such a sweet boy and to have to go through this because someonr let their dog loose is a sin

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Raised by 121 people in 29 months
Created January 7, 2016
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Joe Hendrix
29 months ago

For Buddy!

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29 months ago
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29 months ago
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Kristin Kallaher
29 months ago

Praying for Buddy's recovery.

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29 months ago
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29 months ago
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29 months ago
Patricia Henderson
29 months ago

This is the first rime i saw thid campaign so i read the updates from the beginning and was praying that Buddy made it through. My one question is that since the vet did the surgery i wasnt sure if Buddy was going to need another one. Have you gotten a total of his care to date? I gad a pit bull for 17 years before she passed a ling time ago. I always had a six foot high fence but i never left her alone because i was always afraid someone would try to steall het to use as a fighting dog. I am cobfused about the pit bull that did this. It doesnt seem like you gad trouble getting Buddy away from the pit bull so i wasnt sure if you knew the dog. If so the dogs owner might have honeowners insurance to cover part of these costs. It wouldnt hurt to find out if thats an option. I really pray Buddy is ok. He looks like such a sweet boy and to have to go through this because someonr let their dog loose is a sin

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