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Can you help a lady with her: Puppy?

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posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:31 AM

Originally posted by calstorm
Also I made the mistake of taking my cat to the vet in an emergency once. It was 3 days until payday and I only had $40 to my name and the bill was triple that. They weren't going to let me leave with my cat until I paid. At one point I thought they were going to call the cops. They wouldn't take my $40 they wanted it in full right then and there. They wouldn't even let me leave with out my cat. 3 people stood blocking the exit. Finally the actual vet took sympathy on me and wrote out a contract where I agreed to pay with in 3 days. One very large and very intimidating male (one of the ones who blocked the exit) made it very clear to me that not being able to pay a vet bill at time of service was animal neglect, and to expect a visit from animal control.
All and all I do have to say the actual vet was very kind and understanding it was the Vet Tech and the receptionists that were horrible to me me.

You definitely lucked out if an emergency vet appointment was only $120. Where I live they love to screw you over in emergencies. I mean, I'm lucky because I have two animal hospitals within ten miles (like actual animal hospitals - so not including vets) But I'm unlucky because they will charge you a ridiculous amount to help your animal.

I remember one of my dogs (a Westie who died at 5 years old) was having seizures (this was a few hours before he died) and it was obviously a Sunday so we had to go to the animal hospital. They charged us $200 just to see the animal. They told us that the best thing would be to leave him overnight so they could watch him and take care of him immedietly if he had another seizure. But how much would keeping the dog overnight cost? Over $600!! That's more than the pure breed dog himself cost: so we had to take him home where he had another seizure in my arms and we had to go back to the hospital where they inevitably put him down.

Not to mention how much money I spent on my rescue dog at Tuft's animal hospital. I drove to Ohio to pick up this Australian Shepherd puppy that was infected with worms and found on the side of the road in the middle of a snow storm. When I brought him back home to Massachusetts, we started to notice that he leaked everywhere. And by "leaked" I mean his little dingle didn't work properly (apparently he barely even has one... poor demasculinated silly little dog). Obviously we had to find a solution since this dog left trails of urine when he walked and puddles when he slept. We weren't gonna have this dog wear diapers his whole life, and we weren't going to put him down over something that's just inconvenient for us humans. So... it took weeks and over $2000 just to figure out what was wrong with this dogs wang. Luckily they were able to medicate him in order to help him hold in his waste, and after a few months on medicine: he learned to hold it in himself and we didn't have to give him the medicine anymore. But over $2000!! It was all the anastethia, ultra sounds, wang-endoscopy (hahaa), medicine, etc... just to find out that the dog barely had a penis and was leaking.

He's lucky he's an adorable little pooch.

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:44 AM
I'm so glad that your dog is doing better. Its been heartbreaking and heartwarming reading this thread, my thoughts and prayers are whizzing there way over to you!!

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:56 AM
reply to post by mileysubet

You can't be serious! I will say no more since T&C's keep me from going further on your comment.

Silo I'm so sorry about Lucy. I hope she gets well fast. I see some members have posted information for possible home treatments.

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 11:52 AM
good to hear she seems to be getting better
and thanks for the thread which has spurred me on to learn a few new things that could possibly come in handy someday

plus she kind of reminds me of Zak

here's a site that has some good information for self fixing

something else worth mentoning is essential oils and there are many different kinds that can be used for various reasons with pets, I use dominantly for keeping fleas/ticks controlled, but since appetite may be an issue-EOs like citrus/orange I know increases peoples appetite from just the smell in the air

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 12:20 PM
reply to post by dreamingawake

Great info! There are so many smart people here. Did you notice we had the exact same avatar?
I was getting all mixed up because I was seeing posts I KNOW I didn't make, then I saw the name was different
It's ok though, I changed mine. I had been using the girl with gun one for months....small world huh?

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 03:02 PM
Lucy has stolen my I made this video for her...I hope you like it. I only had a couple of pics to do it with though...and I had to use audio swap on youtube so that's why the music cuts off abruptly at the end...but here it is...for Miss Lucy.

edit on 13-4-2011 by StealthyKat because: correction

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:41 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat

What a wonderful thing to do and love great song that I never heard of before. You guys are my favourite type of people! Wishing all of you the best (and lil Lucy). Can't wait to hear what is happening as a bit worried we haven't heard back...

I wonder if the Lucy's owner actually has internet themselves or using someone elses? Hope their internet is still up and running (you know with the financial problems and all).

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 06:47 PM
reply to post by Australiana

Thank you...I had never heard that song either until about a week ago....when I saw this puppy and found out her name, it came to mind. Glad you like it...I hope we hear something soon too.

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 07:34 PM
I just found this thread. Sorry to here what happened but glad to hear Lucy is doing a little better. We will keep our paws crossed here and say a prayer that she continues to get stronger and better. Poor baby. Loved the video stealthy! Thanks for sharing.

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 09:32 PM
reply to post by SavannahJane

Thank that your baby in your avatar?

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 09:33 PM
Glad to hear lucy is doing better.I think if she has made it this far that she will survive.You're doing a great job helping her.More prayers for you and her. I think all the folks here have given you fantastic advice. It's great to see all the knowlege people on this site have.Guess you came to the right place. Good luck!
edit on 4/13/2011 by lonegurkha because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 09:43 PM
reply to post by silo13

Good news silo.

I love animals and can't stand seeing them suffer.

You did good.

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 10:37 PM
Sorry I only found your thread just now, but I'm sending as much positivity as I can. Poor little dog but, given the situation where you are, she could hardly be in better hands.

Some little creatures just seem to have the knack for finding the right person. The fact that she's been happy with you just may be the thing that gives her the will to fight and survive this ordeal.

Have you thought of asking Omega Logos for help? If I wanted positive thoughts and help, he'd be the person I'd ask.

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 11:40 PM
Hi people,
I haven't gone through the new posts yet since I signed off last night I will soon - just wanted to let everyone know I've been up with Lucy all night again.

She was doing better yesterday - that egg-yolk and chicken broth yesterday seemed to do her great - until the evening (again - Evening seems to be her worst time.)

So she was up with hiccups and stomach growling and nausea all night and this morning she doesn’t want to eat.


Wish I had better news.

*That's the sound of my heart breaking*...

edit on 14-4-2011 by silo13 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 13 2011 @ 11:43 PM
reply to post by StealthyKat

I don't think I've cried so hard in years.
Thank you for the video...
I'm speechless.
Absolutely speechless.
peace and love to you
And thank you
gracie (that's me)

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:11 AM
The only thing I can do to thank you all is to share her with you.

~*~ Here's lil' Lucy - Enjoy ~*~

Lucy’s home

Her two ‘big brothers’

Her new red bandanna... She’s very proud of it!

How she just loves the sun on her face!

Lucy's serious look.

Helping me ‘kill’ the broccoli before picking for our dinner.

Picking weeds. I did the picking, she did the dirt shaking.

Her ‘purse’ - lol


Finally she’s big enough to get that pine-cone!

Playing ‘tuggy’ with her inner tube (and I checked it, no she didn’t ingest a piece of it)

Yesterday when I thought she was better...

I was wrong...

Lucy dreaming of a better place

Thank you all, from the heart.
edit on 14-4-2011 by silo13 because: bbc is being mean today

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:27 AM
reply to post by silo13

Thank you for sharing the pictures! I keep smiling and playing StealthyKat's video while I look at the photos. Lucy looks like a fighter so I think if anyone can pull through this she can do it.

I've been checking the thread every night before I go to bed to find out how you and Lucy are faring. I've been inspired by the support from ATS members on this thread.

And StealthyKat your video with the music was so wonderful. I still have chill bumps. Thank you StealthyKat for sharing and uplifting. Star for your video!

I will keep checking praying and hoping with everyone else. That has to count for something!

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by SuspiciousPeon

Thank you for sticking with us.
She's having a real tough time at the moment.
And yeah, this all counts for something - a lot of something...
Thank You again,

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:07 AM
reply to post by silo13

Those pictures of your beloved hit hard.

A special prayer for your friend as well as for you.

Stay strong. We're all hoping for the best.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 02:08 AM
She is a beautiful pup.

I truly hope she gets through this and comes out on the other side ok.

Dont know what else to say except all the best to the two of you.

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