I adopted tedy and jack as a puppy in 2010 in adelaide . Their breed and birthday were impossible to know for sure as both him and his brother had been thrown from a moving car. I took them because i was living alone , all my kids grown up and no one them living with me.I drive long distance to go work at my farm every morning , they have been my best friend .
I didn’t have insurance, it’s safe to assume my bill easily would have been $7,000 more than what I wound up owing. But the plan I’d chosen only covered a portion of the costs and paid only in reimbursements after the fact.
Teddy have spleen cancer and month to live, and, alternatively, that it could be a benign growth pressing on his intestines. For days, I shuttled him between general vets for nightly monitoring, and at each step I was asked to pay in advance for services that had a coin-toss chance of keeping him alive even for a night. I ran up the following debts:
$2,570 for initial ER visit including radiology, 12-hour exam stay, fluids and scans
$1,298, ultrasound and biopsy
$802, back to the ER for another exam
$715, ER stay including overnight monitoring, IV drip, plasma, and blood filter
$1037, general vet fee including histopathology
$2,675, general vet fee for hospitalization and transfusion
The urgent demand for split-second, life-or-death decisions had consumed me.
I didn’t have extra thousands of dollars in my checking account for emergency dog methadone injections and fentanyl patches. I didn’t have the money for cytology and OR other fees. But I did have the credit. So, I kept swiping my credit card and racking up debt, because I’d have rather lived with a temporarily lower credit score than without my best friend.The only thing I knew was that I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t give teddy a fighting chance.
I need your support to keep teddy alive , and he is really fighting for his life . Your contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support Teddy from as little as $10 – and it only takes a minute. Thank You