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A HUGE, HEARTFELT thank you to all who donated to our cause and shared our page - with your help we were able to pay Dono's expenses in full - we can't begin to express how grateful we are!!!
Hi, my name is Dono!
I'll be turning 6 years old in May; I was born in Southern California but, when I was a little over a year old, I moved to Sweden with my mom and sister. I even spent a couple of months chasing lizards in Florida before crossing the pond!
Last week I got into a bowl of nuts that mommy and daddy left out on the counter. They thought they outsmarted me when they covered the bowl with aluminum foil but, little did they knowww, I like the way aluminum foil feels on my teeth!
I got overly excited about the nuts and may or may not have swallowed some of them whole... I got really sick so mommy and daddy took me to the animal hospital. I had to stay there five days, on an IV, undergoing blood work, x-rays, ultrasounds... the works! They found several of those nuts [that I may or may not have swallowed whole] stuck in my intestines and, since my body couldn't break them down, I unfortunately had to have them surgically removed :(
Needless to say, my medical bills are quite hefty. I have kitty insurance which has of course covered the majority of costs but mommy and daddy are still left with approximately 17.000 SEK (about 2,000 USD) to pay out of pocket, which is a bit of an overwhelming unexpected expense.
Anything anyone can donate to my "Oops, I ate nuts" fund would be a big, big help to my family - it would mean the world to us.
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!