Hello everyone. I'm new to this site. I found it while searching online for resources for my dog.
My sweet little Peke had to have surgery 3 days ago. 3 ruptured discs were removed from her back.
Do any of you know of good resources to help pay for her surgery? Her bill is now up to 4,500 dollars. My boyfriend and I are both restaurant servers/bartenders and can hardly afford to pay it. We are planning on having a benefit party. . . but don't know if that will cover the costs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to know more, please send me a message. Also, below is a message I posted on myspace a few days ago:
Sweet little Ajji had to go into surgery last night. For those of you who don't know Ajji is my dog. . . actually she is more than that. For those of you that know Ajji you know how amazing this little being is. She is an angel. A stoic, beautiful creature that can ease any one's mind and bring happiness into every situation.
She single handedly has taught me about love, patience, forgiveness, and how to be responsible. It's crazy how much my life has changed since this beautiful creature has come into it.
My body feels like it's about to explode with range of emotions I'm feeling right now. I have a lot of anger and hatred for her previous owners (whomever they are) for letting her live with several ruptured disks in her back and then abandoning her on the streets.
It's crazy because I never realized or knew that she was in pain. She is ALWAYS happy and playful. She is such a positive energy.
I have never heard her bark or whine. The only noise she makes is her happy grunting and she snores when she sleeps. Saturday morning Zane and I awoke to what sounded like a human baby crying. It was Ajji; it was absolutley heart breaking. She couldn't move her hind legs and she was in a great deal of pain. However, whenever I would touch her she would give me a kiss and wag her tail.
She is still a happy dog with lots of love. I feel like she is owed a life with out pain. Even if it is for only a couple years more. She had 3 ruptured discs in her back that were removed. There is a 20 percent chance that she won't be able to walk after she heals. . .in that case she'll get a Chariot (dog wheelchair). At least she will be out of pain.
All of this is costing me and Zane a lot of money. . .but how can we price an angel? If the money wasn't going towards Ajji it would just be going to something material. I always used to make fun of people that spent sooo much money on their pets. . guess I've learned my lesson. It's hard when you are put into the situation. Euthanization was NOT an option because she is still very mentally alert and happy, besides the pain.
To raise funds we'll be throwing a "Save the Ajji" party. Donation bar, DJ, the works.
I'll keep you all updated and hope to see you there.
Thanks for taking the time to read this bulleting (if you made it all the way through) As you can tell Ajji is the world to me.
I get to see Ajji today at noon to see how she is. I'll keep you all updated.