My dog Neo is 7,5 years old. We've been together since his sixth week of life. He is my inmate, my companion, my family. We've been together through many good and bad moments in our life. He was with me in my most difficult moments of life, in my sickness and poverty. Neo licked my every tear from my cheek and was my angel when nobody was there. We were together for three years without eletricity and basic supplies in complete poverty while I was ill.
Neo is suffering from IBD (intestinal bowel disease), and from this year suffers from epilepsy. He has perianal hernia and enlarged prostate. He's on the medicine food and has to be on the diet for whole life. He's taking his meals five to six times a day, otherwise he cannot digest well the food. He had very bad periods with diarrhea up to thirteen times a day, but now is stable. He doesn't stand any food and I have to change from time to time his prescription food. Now he got intolerance even for his medicine food and we changed even that this summer. The cans are very expensive and I pay more than 200$ per month for his food. With the cost of his medicines and dietary supplements I have to pay about 250-300$ for maintain his diseases and symptoms under control. His vet is very nice person and he gave discount many times.Neo still has a quality of life and has happy moments, with all my dedication and sacrifice. I love him a lot and I'm doing impossible to make him live normally. But there are some limits. I'm also sick and cause of illness I retired earlier.
Neo has to be operated at the end of September or beginning the October. We're doing some blood tests every few months and some exams which are necessary to check his conditions. Now before this surgery he has to do tests and the blood should be sent to another country for analysis, then ultrasounds, maybe endoscopy etc.. I live with about 5$ daily for myself. Every other penny I give for Neo. I just don't have a heart to decide to finish his life only because it's expensive to keep him alive and with quality of life. If he would suffer I would have made a different decision. You cannot get rid of somebody just because it's not comfortable to take care of him. We are two hearts melt together. When he looks me with his sad eyes he's entering my soul. I just love Neo. For now he's doing okay. He's very thin and has lost about quarter of his weight, that's his illness.
At a time, when he would no longer have the quality of life and will be suffering I will make a decision. With proper care, medicine and his diet food Neo could live until old age. Of course, it is related to the standard. I humbly stated minimum amount needed to get through this phase now, and it's 1250$. I do not have all the money needed for this surgery, analysis and medication. That's why we need the help of good people, who feel in their hearts that this is a right decision to give from heart 2 heart.
Thank you :-) !