Holly has two fractures hip joints. One is dislocated with slight breakage and the other is completely missing the ball.
The price estimate for everything she needs comes out to around $1,000. I’m heart broken because I know I’m failing her. We don’t have that kind of money. Especially when I have a $500 procedure on my teeth this Thursday. I’m really sick right now. It’s a real possibility we might have to put her to sleep because of money.
The vet wants to try and relocate the one joint and then polish off the other one. If the relocation doesn’t take (because it might be a week old.. plus the longer we wait on surgery the more scar tissue forms) they want to preform a second femoral head ostectomy. The problem is money we don’t have/ plus we are debating on quality of life if we have to do a double ostectomy. The surgeon is confident she’ll eventually walk again or even jump when it fully heals and forms a joint similar to a human shoulder… She said she’s done it on dogs before and they have walked again - even being heavier than a cat. I’m worried about the possibility that she won’t be able to. There is always a chance.
The bill today was almost three hundred just for the exam and x-rays…I just need to keep breathing. I have a massive headache from trying to think and of course sobbing ridiculously.
I know some of you have contacted me about donation art and I have put you on a waiting list. If you still want to donate, I’ll be more than happy to take your orders. I feel like I can’t give up on her. She was kneading my hand at the vet office. Instead of being more scared and defensive, she trusts me. I can’t abandon her. :(
If you are interested, please contact me here or at: Shiblue@hotmail.com
We need to set up some sort of donation page so that we can easily get contributions for her. People will probably unlikely to give donations otherwise. But I’ve seen them really help before with vet bills.
This isn’t BD related, but our dear Admin Charli is dealing with something quite serious right now. I’d really appreciate it if you all shared this, and if you can afford it, to donate something. Even if it’s a dollar. Charli is a great person, she’s kind and generous and does everything she can for all animals. Please do this, from all of us at Bearded-Dragon-Advice.