Last Thursday, we took our beloved 4-year-old border collie Murray to the vet for what we hoped was just a minor sickness. Initially, it seemed we had nothing to worry about - that it was just a gastrointestinal bug, and after 24 hours or so of antibiotic medication he should start feeling like himself again.
Sadly, that did not happen, and Murray just got sicker and sicker. He was completely limp and listless, vomiting repeatedly, and taking in very little food or water. We took him back to the vet, and they decided to keep him in and run tests. The tests showed he had developed a sudden and severe urinary tract and prostate infection, which had triggered a severe case of anaemia.
The vets are doing their utmost to treat the infection and get the anaemia under control, but our poor boy has become extremely weak and needs to remain in the hospital until he is stronger.
This has been a real emotional roller coaster for us, as we haven’t known from day to day if we will ever get to bring our boy home again. On top of this, the escalating vet bill - at a time when we already have a lot of financial burdens - is hugely stressful, and our fear is that we can’t afford to give Murray the absolute best chance at a long and healthy life.
I’m not good at asking for help, but I am laying aside my pride for the sake of my Murray boy. He brought purpose, companionship and energy into my life at a time when I really needed those things, and it breaks my heart to see him so unwell. The house feels so strange without his lively presence, and we are so desperate for him to come back home and grow old with us.
If you feel at all led to contribute to our campaign, the money will go towards Murray’s medical/hospital/veterinary costs, and any ongoing treatments needed to get him well and back to his beautiful, crazy self again. If by some miracle we have funds leftover, they will go towards medical insurance for Murray so that we can rest assured that he will always be able to get whatever care he needs, should something like this ever happen again.
We appreciate every single person who donates or shares, and we’re sure Murray would love you give you kisses to say thank you!