Phin's Vet Bill
$1,445 of $1,445 goal
Our family dog, Phin, is the best dood I know. Out of all the doggos I've ever met, none have my heart quite like this good boy (except his sister, Mabel, who is an equally good girl).
He's only six years old, but somehow managed to get pretty sick this past weekend. After a very costly vet visit, it appears that he had a collapsed lung that was causing his heart to be pushed out of place. They were able to reinflate his lung, but he's going to have to stay overnight and it is likely that he will have to be transported to a vet that is further away for a cat scan. This scan is probably to make sure there are no cats inside of him, but Phin loves cats and would never eat one 'cause he is the goodest boy.
Emergency vet visits can be very costly and always seem to happen at the worst of times financially. The down payment alone for this visit was almost $2000. Money we don't have. My family has experienced a lot of loss and heartbreak in the past year and Phin (the doofiest member of our family) has really helped us with the healing process.
I've never made one of these pages before, but I'm hopeful that my fellow dog lovers will support us. Any contribution, big or small, would be helpful. And to show you how grateful he is, Phin would like to let you rub his belly when he is feeling better.
Phin removed his own chest tube yesterday because he is a dingus. But through that, it was discovered that the hole in his lung had healed. After a long discussion with a surgeon about the cost and odds of a very traumatic five hour surgery, we've decided it's best for him to come home. We're keeping our fingers crossed that this whole thing was just a fluke and that Phin has a lot more time on his paws.
Your kindness has helped my family tremendously! You guys helped us to cover almost the entire vet bill! Thank you so so so so so so so so so so much! We are very blessed to know you all.
We got an update from the vet that Phin's lung has collapsed again and they are now using a chest tube to keep him comfortable in the mean time. They believe that the collapsed lung is the result of damaged lung tissue and he might need a lobectomy to resolve the problem. They aren't going to be able to determine anything though without the cat scan which, unfortunately, means more money and transporting him to an out-of-town vet.
But for tonight, Phin is hanging in there and things are still, for the most part, looking up.
Thank you all for the kindness! Really, any amount is so incredibly helpful.