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It’s all about Moshe Fluffy (yes, he has a middle name.)
Many of you know that Moshe is in the hospital, he’s had trouble breathing, and his heart rate is through the roof. The vets have drained fluid (almost 2 liters as of today), he has multiple heart issues (atrial fibrillation, tachycardia, leaking heart valves.) But there is clearly something wrong with his lungs, possibly cancer. They are continuing to run tests and his condition is unstable so he can’t come home. The hospital is an hour drive away (and y’all know I don’t have a car.) He’s there because it’s at the veterinary college and the best place for diagnostics - and there’s no vet hospital here in Jerusalem.
Because Moshe is 10 years old, he’s ineligible for any pet insurance. Our household income is enough for regular expenses and a few treats. It is not enough for thousands in veterinary bills and the costs to travel to and from the hospital. Regardless of the final diagnosis, he will need continued medical care for the rest of his life. Heart disease in larger dogs has a poor prognosis, usually only months.
Some of you know Moshe’s story, he’s been with me since 10 weeks, helped me through the horror of my husband’s suicide, and made this amazing trip to Israel leaving all that was familiar to him behind. Here he has thrived as an unofficial dog ambassador, showing kids and adults that dogs are loving and friendly. He has always been the best dog ever, friends to everyone he meets. He’s my best friend, we’re together 24/7.
The last thing I want is to be forced to make life decisions for Mosh based on whether we can eat or not. All funds received here will go directly to Moshe’s medical care, and maybe a few of his favorite treats and a new Duckie. Nothing else. This is all about helping the best dog ever have the best last months, no matter how many or few. I know many of you love Moshe, please help him live happily as long as possible.
- Tzipora Elias
These feet are made for walkingUpdate posted by Tzipora Elias at 05:35 pm
The meds are working. Mr Mosh felt good enough tonight to take a short walk. I had to dissuade him from doing too much. He’s playing tug, it’s good to see him feeling better. And since he loves a schedule, I get reminded every evening when it’s medicine time. Such. . . . .
Let's All EatUpdate posted by Tzipora Elias at 03:50 pm
In true hedonistic fashion, Moshe learned that food can be brought to you if you lie there looking sad. He was perfectly happy to have me bring him his canned food (yea, I hate the smell, but he can't have his old food anymore). Not being happy as a maid,. . . . .
We’re Free…kindaUpdate posted by Tzipora Elias at 05:49 pm
Well, his floof is missing all over the place, like he got the new student at the Wanda Trussler School of Beauty. And he’s officially an old man…he’s taking 6 different meds, two of them make him pee all the time. (An effort to keep the fluid out of his. . . . .
One Thing After AnotherUpdate posted by Tzipora Elias at 03:37 pm
While you can’t equate dollars to shekels, vet costs are high everywhere it seems. So far:Costs for exams, tests, medical supplies: 6,500 (and who knows what they added today)Hospital bed…errr crate and board: 500 per day, we’re up to 2,000 and as long as he’s unstable he can’t leave. For