Like many others, I’m a college student who’s slowly falling into debt and trying to keep up with the bills. I’m usually pretty stubborn about asking for help, but I figured I’d give this a go since my situation has changed.
My dog, the sweet beautiful idiot that he is, ran into a lake even though he hasn’t a clue how to swim. He both inhaled and swallowed a ton of dirty water nearly drowning. Once I got him to the vet they said he had to be hospitalized for a couple days because he was in pretty rough shape. While there, he developed pneumonia so they kept him a couple days more. They had him on an IV and going through oxygen therapy to make sure his lungs wouldn’t fail before he could get better. He’s on a steady road to recovery from home now with 2 weeks of antibiotics, which I’m extremely grateful for, but financially I’m in a bind.
The hospital has my thanks for taking excellent care of my dog, but of course it’s a hospital and medical bills are notorious for being extremely high. With all the care he received along with the multiple chest x-rays to monitor his condition, the bill went up to $3300 which ate into my barely sufficient tuition funds. Even after the loans I’m taking out, I still owe $6k every semester.
My family was not excluded from the majority that got hit by this pandemic, and I’ll admit..it’s been really hard. I suffer from anxiety and depression, but I’m usually better when I’m out socializing with my friends and they keep me distracted and motivated. However, I’ve been isolated for months now with just my dog and it’s already difficult enough trying to stay motivated to stay in school without having to stress about paying to stay in it.
There’s always the option of taking out more loans, the problem is that all it does is put off my debt until later. I don’t want to graduate and think I’m in the clear just to be smacked with payment requests from banks that are going to eat away at my paychecks for years to come.
I understand my situation is kin to a lot of others and it doesn’t stand out much, as well as the fact that everyone is strapped for cash due to this pandemic without much to spare. I wish you and yours all the best and thank you for even reading my posting. Any amount donated is helpful and it might not mean much for you, but it could mean the world to me and keep me from going over the edge. You can make all the difference. Thanks again!