posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 06:08 PM
Sorry I didn't update everyone yesterday....it was a very busy and stressful day. Loli did see a vet, but still not her regular vet. I'm assuming
our regular vet is on vacation or something because he has not been in the office, isn't answering his phone at the office or home, and hasn't
returned my calls. Kind of strange, but I'm just glad I was finally able to take her somewhere affordable yesterday. The exam, xray, pain medicine
injection, and a bring home prescription for Tramadol all totaled $85, where the weekend emergency vets wanted $100 just to examine her, $150 for
xrays, and then who knows how much for anything else they might have done.
The bad news is, she has to have surgery. Her femur is completely detached from the knee joint! I'm adding a picture of her xray that I snapped with
my phone while I was there. This obviously can't be corrected by setting the bone and a cast. She has to have a pin put in to hold the bones
together. I am completely devastated and heartbroken. I cried through the last half of the vet visit. My 8 year old son was with me yesterday because
he had a dentist appointment after Loli's vet visit and he cried too. We were a mess. We still are. My hands are shaking as I'm typing this.
Here's more bad news....if my regular vet doesn't come back this week I will have to pay in full for the surgery at the vet I took her to because
we're not regular patients, this was her first visit there. But the vet said she needs it done this week, preferably in the next day or two. And cage
rest in the meantime. The total of the surgery is somewhere between $380-425. The vet was very sweet and caring and understanding, but she said she
just doesn't do payment plans for new patients. I think that price is very reasonable, but I have never had any of my animals that needed surgery
before so I have nothing to compare it to. But that includes everything, anesthesia, and even the follow up visit in 6-8 weeks to have the pin
Any suggestions on how I can beg, borrow, or steal to get the funds for my sweet girl? I know Beezer offered $100. I feel really guilty taking the
money, but at this point I guess I don't have the option to let pride get in the way of Loli's treatment.