Hello. I am writing hoping the right person happens to see this posting and is able to help me. Yesterday my Jack Russell Leo was not acting right. He was not eating. Very lethargic. Had the chills but didn’t feel cold. I didn’t think too much because he is always, and I mean always, has the chills and wants under the covers. Well when I let him outside to go potty he didn’t make it out of the door and he had bloody stools. Not just a little, but an alarming amount. I took him Into the clinic and they said it sounded like Parvo but they would need to test him. I recently had 2 cats fixed with carecredit (it’s like a medical credit card type of account) so I knew I had about $140 left over on my account so I figured I had enough to get Leo checked for Parvo. The testing was $110. I was able to cover that. Well, he tested positive. They said because of his weight they do not suggest him going home and they want him to stay there for a few days and said he’s extremely dehydrated from it. I have no clue how long he had been passing the bloody stools because I only noticed it at the back door. They said they would have to guess he’s been ill a few days now. We have other pets at home so it was hard telling who was drinking the water and who wasn’t.
Well, with all of this being said, I Told them absolutely to keep him there at the vet and I would come up with the money. I’m a new patient there, I just moved here to Missouri. So they will not do a payment arrangement with me because I have only been there one other time. I do not have a rapport with them yet. My credit cards are maxed out due to being out of work because of the covid-19. I owe rent, I owe utilities, my car payment is due, have just enough formula to last me about another week with a newborn, and now a dog who they say will probably die without treatment because of his size. The total is going to be over 2,000 if they keep him there. My heart sunk, because I do not have that right now. Normally I have a savings but I’ve been off for almost a month because I have no daycare for my son they are closed. So I’ve been living off of my savings and credit cards for almost 4 weeks now so I have absolutely no way to give the vet the money. Anything helps. I’m not one to ask for help, but at this point I’m begging. Some people see animals as just that, animals. But to me, they are my family. I hate being in the position of not being able to properly care for my fur baby. Leo deserves the best. He’s an amazing dog. No dog deserves this. Please if someone can help me I am begging. He needs this or he is at a high risk of death without the treatment. He’s already dehydrated please. Thank you for your time and I’m sorry if I sound desperate. I am very desperate. I Cannot get an icrease on my care credit card I got denied for some reason. I cannot get a loan at my bank due to not having current work stubs. It’s a vicious cycle. If I was able to work I would be ok, but I’m unable to until daycare opens back up in 2 weeks, and the vet says he will not make it 2 weeks without treatment. Every dollar helps. Thank you for your time