HK$34,200raised of HK$200,000.00 goal goal
Meet Bella who is suffering from megaesophagus possibly myasthenia gravis
Bella is a gentle, sweet and playful 3 years old Rottweiler. My brother adopted her and her sister when they were 1 months old, He then gave Bella to me and this was about a year after my rescued dog, Daeny had passed which really broke my heart. I was quite hesitant to take care of another furbaby but i fell in love with her when I met her for the first time. Since then, She’s been healthy, active and well loved by me and my family and friends.
It all started two weeks ago, she began to drool more and she started vomiting constantly so I took her to the vet in SPCA. She was unable to show any pain and the vet said it’s gastrointestinal and she was given medicines for that. After the SPCA, we went home and started to treat her with the medicines for gastrointestinal. Unfortunately, it wasn’t working and she started to vomit more often and it led to dehydration.
We couldn’t take her to see any other vets because T8 was happening on Friday and T10 was hoisted on Saturday, vets closer to home werent available. I knew the only way i could get her checked was through the private animal hospitals but i also knew i couldn’t afford it so I waited.
Monday came, we took her to SPCA again. During her check up, she vomited in front of the vet and the vet said I needed to bring her to the hospital directly as they didn’t have any available hospital service on Monday. Then the closest one was in Ho Man Tin.
At VSH, she was suspected to have swallowed a foreign object and perhaps, it might have been stuck in her intestines or stomach. She was already weak, dehydrated and tired when we got there. They examined her physically and later on said that they needed to do an x-ray. They also had to do an ultrasound on her to see better for a clearer understanding of her situation. She was kept in the hospital for 2 days and for this 2 days, it already cost us HK$34,000 and the ER said they may have to pass the case to the surgical team to get started on a better diagnostics and investigating her condition.
I was advised that the cost may reach HK$70,000 to do the surgery to remove any foreign object. Despite the cost, i spoke to surgeon because i didn’t have any more choice and had to understand more why a surgeon is needed. The surgeon then told me that they would have to do a CT scan and endoscopy which will require her to be sedated so again, medicines cost extra money again. After all these, they were unable to find anything in her nor have they found anything that would require surgery, Thankfully at the moment thats not the case. However, they found even more froth inside her stomach which is making her more bloated and they assumed the case of her stomach being filled with more froth was because she is resisting to vomit and shes trying to swallow and stop the drooling.
She stayed in the hospital and they had to keep her on IV drips and constant care as she is now a megaesophagus patient, but potentially may have myasthenia gravis so they took her blood samples to check if she does, which will take 2-3 weeks to see the result. After so many days in the hospital and being fed through the tubes. She has shown some good signs and the vet believes she’s able to go home and continue medication.
After being discharged on Saturday (yesterday 09/09/23)
She kept on vomiting yellow bile with white foam but this time, it had traces of blood which may be a sign that her esophagus has worsen so i immediately rushed her back to the hospital and they decided to keep her confined again after 24 hours of being takin home and as of right now, we’re still waiting for more updates from the doctor.
So far, the hospital has cost us HK$89,000.00 and i don’t know how much more the hospital will charge us for Bella’s case but its also the only way to help her survive this situation. If you may, please help cover the cost for Bella’s hospital fees. I love her so much, my family and friends, her fur friends loves her dearly! She’s a big part of my daily life. Please help 💔
Updates on her are uploaded. Total cost of the hospital that charge me has reached $123,132.00 as of 11/09/2023 additional charges $14,079.00 on 15/09/2023
- Precious Valleramos
Bella’s one week since being dischargeUpdate posted by Precious Valleramos at 06:08 pm
First I just want to thank you all for your kind hearts for helping bella get through her sudden illness . The report for myasthenia gravis has arrive, and it shows that bella is negative from it. However, as mentioned the cause of her falling ill is still under determined. . . . .
Bella’s homeUpdate posted by Precious Valleramos at 01:36 am
Yesterday I spoke with Dr. Roy about Bella’s condition, her blood test still shows her CRP are at 2.4 on the 14/9 versus 5.0 on the 13/9 and 9.0 on the 12/9. Her the WBC is still high as well and her Neutrophils are still high. I have done my. . . . .
VSH Bella’s road to recoveryUpdate posted by Precious Valleramos at 12:47 pm
Bella 9th and 10th day at the hospitalBella has been doing well in the hospital and has shown signs of recovery with proper managementYesterday 13/09, she is still on IV fluids and still getting the medicines intravenously . Her blood test shows that her CRP, WBC, neutrophils are still elevated. . . . .
VSH Bellaâs road to recoveryUpdate posted by Precious Valleramos at 06:35 am
Bella 8th day in the hospital She has shown some good signs however the cause of her vomiting and traces of blood is still unknown. The steroid medication has stop and they are administering the medicine intravenously at the moment. Doctors are figuring out what is the best way to. . . . .
VSH Bella’s road to recoveryUpdate posted by Precious Valleramos at 09:04 am
Bella had a light fever last night but has stopped vomiting at 8pm as of yesterday, she has fasted overnight and is still on fluid therapy. They have done xray/ultrasound around her lungs last night but no signs of damage around the area. Her BP is stable today and no. . . . .
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