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21st-Jul-2009 08:23 pm
tony steve and thor
Hello and long time no speak.

Real life has been kicking my arse so that I've pretty much only been able to keep up with Twitter.

I endeavor to do better now that the Summer and family vacations are winding down.

For now, I am very very sad.

This is my lovely dog Jack



He went to the vet today to have oral surgery as his mouth and teeth had an infection.

While he was under the meds, the vet felt his spleen and discovered it to be hard and enlarged.

She ultra sounded it and found that there seems to be a mass of some type in his spleen. It could be a hematoma or it could be cancerous, they won't know unless they remove it. Either way it's dangerous and potentially deadly.

THey wanted to remove it while he was out but the oral surgery was already $326 and I didn't have an additional $750 to remove his spleen

I feel like an ass because I can't afford to do this for my puppy.

Ive been an emotional wreck.

Shannon retired and surprise, surprise! We didn't get paid mid-month as I'm used to. THis fucking sucks.

Anywho, Jack is home now and feeling good. We are trying to re-arrange some finances (luckily our trip to Vegas has been long paid for) so we can get Jack in ASAP.

Pardon my whine but things really suck right now. My pets are as much my children as my human son is.

I promise to try to post some happy news and pictures soon.

I love and have missed you all!
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22nd-Jul-2009 12:33 am (UTC)
*hugs*
I am so sorry to hear about this :( I hope you'll be able to work everything out. I'll be thinking about you.

(PS I miss your updates. I realized I had accidentially unfollowed you on Twitter *headdesk*)
22nd-Jul-2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweetie.

He's scheduled for the surgery tomorrow. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed
22nd-Jul-2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Awww, poor Jack. :(

I will keep good thoughts going your way.
22nd-Jul-2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweetie *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Prayers sent for Jack!
22nd-Jul-2009 01:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweetie, he's actually laying right next to me right now
22nd-Jul-2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Ah, so sorry.
I had to say goodbye to both my wolfhounds last year and it was so hard, and so sad, I and felt so guilty for not being able to keep them healthy forever.

Sending good stuff your way.
22nd-Jul-2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about your doggies. *hugs*

Yes they do become our children don't they?
22nd-Jul-2009 12:45 am (UTC)
Hello, baby.

Firstly, I'm so sorry to hear about Jack.

Secondly, if you can get that spleen out ASAP, do so. As a long-time rescuer who's had more dogs than I can count (literally), that is a very, very, very bad thing for a dog to have.

I wish you luck, and I am fervently praying that this will turn out all right.

{{{hugs}}}
22nd-Jul-2009 12:51 am (UTC)
I have a credit card coming in the mail, it's basically the only way I can afford the surgery. Hopefully it will be here this week.

THe vet said she would move him to the top of the surgery list as soon as I have the money.

I don't technically have "the money" but it'll have to do in a pinch
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22nd-Jul-2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks darling *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 01:20 am (UTC)
I know for me I'd skip some meals to take care of my pet "children". I lost my Mocha in May and though I knew I couldn't save him I did at least know I did everything I could for him! It's never easy to work around such expenses, but in the end, you'll at least know you gave it your all!

We'll say special furry prayers for Jack!!!
22nd-Jul-2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we just had to find a way to make it work. He's scheduled for tomorrow.

It was all so sudden that I wasn't prepared and my brain was everywhere.

Sorry that you had to lose one of your furry babies. *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm not sure if it works like human insurance, with pre existing cond and all, but you may want to try pet insurance. I have VPI and it cones in handy. Hope you and your puppy feel better!
22nd-Jul-2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
I did look into that but with his epilepsy there's not much they are willing to cover.

Thank you and hugs
22nd-Jul-2009 02:26 am (UTC)
I'm telling you, we have some cosmic connection across the USA. I know how you are feeling, my beagle--I just lost on Sunday night, so I know what pain you are going through with your beloved animal. I'm sorry, sweetie.

Hugs for us both.
22nd-Jul-2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
I know!

My heart was breaking for you the other day when I read about your loss.

I was a wreck yesterday just crying and crying. He is going in for his surgery tomorrow. I've just got to figure out a way to pay for it. I couldn't live with myself if I just left him to die.
22nd-Jul-2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Aw, poor Jack. :( *hugs*

I hope everything gets sorted soon.

<33
22nd-Jul-2009 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks darling *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 03:30 am (UTC)
I hope that Jack is better soon. ~hugs~
22nd-Jul-2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweetie
22nd-Jul-2009 03:52 am (UTC)
Oh, sweetie, that is so sad. I'm so sorry. Poor doggie. I'm sure you'll find a way to make him better. *hugs* for both of you.
22nd-Jul-2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
He goes in for surgery tomorrow.

I don't have the money for it but he's my baby just as much as my son is. I can't let him go without trying
22nd-Jul-2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about Jack. *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
thanks sweetie *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 05:02 am (UTC)
Honey you are not an ass, you just can't afford it and I know you would do ANYTHING possible to save your puppy. Don't forget you still have a family to run, and a child with special needs. We know you're going through rough time and no one is judging you.

Try looking for alternative ways to help lil' Jack, until you'll have enough money, if I could, i donate you some money baby.
22nd-Jul-2009 02:17 pm (UTC)
thank you so much sweetie.
I feel awful that I haven't been around much for you and I know you're going through a time too.

I love you darling *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
It's okay baby
just take care of yourself :)
22nd-Jul-2009 08:05 am (UTC)
Good luck with jack
22nd-Jul-2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie
22nd-Jul-2009 09:37 am (UTC)
Oh dear. I'm so sorry about Jack. If I had a magic wand all would be made well in a flash. I hope the surgery comes off without a hitch. Please let us know.

Hugs you, Beth
22nd-Jul-2009 03:45 pm (UTC)
He goes in tomorrow, I just had to take out another credit card to do it but he's my baby just as much as my son is.

*hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 10:23 am (UTC)
Oh, honey, I'm so sorry that you're in this position. There's nothing like having to make decisions that you hate because of money.

I'm kind of surprised that your vet wasn't willing to work with you to arrange a payment plan; particularly if this is something that should be dealt with immediately and Jack was already anesthetized.

I saw below where you've ordered a credit card. I know it's a sucky, sucky option, but I'd have done the same. All my thoughts and prayer for you and your baby.
22nd-Jul-2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
You know, I was so out of it yesterday I didn't even think to ask.

I took out a credit card to at least pay for it. He goes in tomorrow morning.

I hate being in this position

Thank you *hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Poor puppy! Me and Mr. Dgrrrl are thinking of you!

Edited at 2009-07-22 11:47 am (UTC)
22nd-Jul-2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks darling. I hate being whiny or emo I'm just so sad right now
22nd-Jul-2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
I haven't talked to you in forever (or most people for that matter haha) so I apologize for lack of communication, but I wanted to say I'm so sorry! I hope Jack, and you, feel better and I'm sure things will brighten up for you (:
22nd-Jul-2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks bbs.

I've been pretty absent as of late especially with the summer vacation.

*hugs*
22nd-Jul-2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
aw I'm sorry honey. When Gumby (my albino ferret) went into surgery for an adrenal tumor they saw his spleen and it was HUGE and infected and removed it right then and there. Didn't even have time to call me. I freaked when I saw the bill but the vet made a quick decision. Gumby is now in heaven but I know what it feels like to find out your loving pet has yet *another* thing wrong with him. You're a good mommy for taking care of him.

I hope he feels better soon.
22nd-Jul-2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh sorry to hear about your Gumby. Apparently spleen's are quite a tricky business to navigate around.

IT was awful yesterday, I barely slept last night constantly checking on him. He's my son just like my little boy is. I know that if anything happened to him my other beagle would die too.
22nd-Jul-2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
aw I hope he's gonna be ok. I know my vet took his out ASAP while he was "in there" so to speak. Gumby's been gone a long time now but I know what its like to have HUGE vet bills. BLAH. (my ferrets were Gumby and Pokey, and also Jealousy and Phoebe) I think Phoebe is still alive I got rid of her when I had my baby Frankie she liked to bite.
22nd-Jul-2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
awww.
(hug)
22nd-Jul-2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Hey,

You don't really know me but I've seen you around ONTD_ST and I just saw the post about your dog and I just wanted to pop into say that I sent a little something plus some good thoughts your way.

I really hope everything will turn out okay and know that you have tons of support.
22nd-Jul-2009 10:47 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Jack and I hope you can get treatment for him soon. I am so glad I have my dogs insured or I would of been worrying about Loki getting his first lot of cancer treatment or having his second lump removed.
23rd-Jul-2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Oh hon, I am so very sorry. I hope you can rearrange the budget so Jack can get to the vet. Pets are exactly like family, they ARE family. Anything I can do, let me know! *hugs you tight*
23rd-Jul-2009 04:13 am (UTC)
best wishes for his surgery my friend *hugs*
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