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Petals PIG critical care fund

$1,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months

Petals the mini pig needs our help! Petals is an 8 week old  , we took in ,  that has a possible enlarged heart and pneumonia . Over a few days , she has signs of distress and trouble breathing heavily and then overnight a HUGE turn for the worse . Open mouth gasping for air , struggling for breath and life . We managed to get her to an animal hospital that accepted exotic pets in the nick of time . They immediately began critical care emergency life saving treatments . Always mentioning the bottom dollar amount .. as soon as they thought they could help it began to sink in... they could save her life for the final cost of $1800, after carefully reviewing together . We decided we can afford to keep her alive for the first day 24 hour care ... which had to be prepaid ... then we would have to come in day two and prepay or they won't treat her and continue the life saving care ... OK , 609$ down ... save Petals! But now we need your help! If we can raise the remaining funds they believe full hearted that 3 days in patient they can bring her back to us healthy ... along with meds at home . Even if you can donate $10 that might just save her life and she's worth it ! She's not just a pig, she's family now , the kids adore her , she cuddles , and is smart as can be . Any help might just save her life ! We need to raise day two funds by tomorrow at 10 am ... please consider helping .

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Holy Cow! We did it! Thanks to our largest donation to date and last one on the books from the amazing family of William Bronchick, and all of our amazing family and friends that donated whether big or small we made it to our initial goal ! We couldn't be happier , and Petals is wagging her tail in agreement , which wouldn't be possible because without your generosity she wouldn't have lived past last Sunday and it is been a week since her most critical day thanks to all the donations because having an exotic pet according to the veterinarians typically cost more money and is harder to find care that can be life-saving . We've had ups and downs along the road and continue to find disheartening news but as it stands today she's alive and have a happy go lucky. There isn't a moment, even when she is sleeping that she isn't cracking a piggy smile and wagging that little piggy tail . End it has a lot of you know last Sunday that was not the case she was miserable and in a lot of distress and was ready to give up . And on Sunday that might've been in her best interest but because of kindhearted vets and even kinder donators were in a whole different playing field now , she was able to have the echo cardio gram which confirm that she did have a BUM heart , and the odds are still not in our favor however long she has left she will live comfortably and even if her time comes that she is not comfortable anymore and the vets can't help because of hitting our goal we can at least strive to live or she will be afforded the opportunity to at least be rested in peace , without this go fund me success neither would've been an option and she would've been in a lot of pain and miserable both through life or through the end . So we thank you from the bottom of our hearts . But enough doom and gloom as of now the party planning is in progress and her guest list is set . She will have all her baby piglet friends in attendance and all her donors will be invited to celebrate with us ! I will make sure to update with exact date and time . The last veterinarian had given us a diuretic medication as well as two Heart medications to see what we can do , she has cardio myopathy , which means her valves aren't doing their job and closing right , so fluid had been escaping into her major organs as well as explained the large belly full of fluids, she's maintaining well with those meds. The Vet said it's not a good diagnosis but because her Bum heart is also full of love and giant she could pull through and live to her first birthday , she also may not . That's why we are throwing her party soon , a girl can't live proper without at least one big princess bash . Now as some of you have asked , so the goal is hit .. is that it? Just wait and see .. well maybe not . UF medical vets say there is an option with a 50/50 chance she could have open heart surgery to repair . This is also expensive and may not be a possibility with her condition , but their considering it an option . So we will raise the goal amount to see if this is a viable option for Petals the big hearted pig . But know that , any excess from the original goal if not enough for surgery will still have an amazing purpose . We have learned throughout this journey that there are a lot of bumps in the road for the new pigs as pets lifestyle , the vets that do service them are few and far between and the costs are higher as they call them "exotic " pets . And there may be other piggys out there with the same hiccups . And has a family that loved our pig and would be willing to do anything for her we would like to extend that out to those families . So if for some reason we earn more funds through Petals publicity which ;she's getting a little famous in our local town ! And if petals cannot use the excess funds because she's not eligible for surgery or something that comes up in that way . We will start a Petals Cares Fund with your donations , to help others in our situation in the future . So continue to share and let's make it known that Pigs are Pets ( Actually better than the standard dogs/cats in some ways ) and deserve the same veterinarian care and life saving options . Thank you for supporting our journey !!
-Petals the Pig and Family
Petals Posing
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Petals birthday party ! We will celebrate her life every month until she makes it to her first "year" alive and well ... Her first party will be a blast !
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Petals Piggy :
The birthday party planning is under way , in case Petals wouldn't make it to her first birthday we plan on having a " piggy party " with other piglet guests in birthday hats and piggy approved cake! Celebration time for Petals for staying strong and a time to celebrate all the generosity that has given her these chances to "live" while she is alive. She even had a living room slumber party last night watching Charlottes Web of course !
Movie night
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Petals PIG critical care fund has reached 55% of its goal. Thanks to Peggy, William and Beverly.
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$1,100 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 10 months
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$500
William Bronchick
9 months ago
$100
William Bronchick
9 months ago
KR
$40
Kerstin Rhoads
9 months ago
YM
$20
Yvette Maisonet
10 months ago
$25
Erica Williams
10 months ago
LD
$20
Laura Davis
10 months ago
TW
$20
Taylor W
10 months ago
DC
$30
Dawna Callaway
10 months ago
$50
Marlent Bustamante Piedra
10 months ago
SA
$40
Sabrina Abernethy
10 months ago
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