I was so happy to be posting here to my blog again. Life had been so crazy during the winter months, I didn’t post as much as I wanted and things fell behind. I had a content plan, loads of great ideas, and all the inspiration to get it done, but then, as life so often does, things happened.
Kids were sick, I was sick, car breaks down, fight with a close friend… you know how it goes. Then, the shit really hit the fan when our dog nearly died. It was a terrible thing to happen at a terrible time and the whole month has been a blur as a result. We just wanted to save him and all that mattered was getting through that moment.
It’s funny sometimes how an emergency can change your perspective on things. It’s also shown me the goodness in others while also helping me to see what direction I want to take with this blog in the future.
To everyone who has helped with V by donating or sharing, you have truly saved a life and words can never express how much this means to my children. To those who are not up to date and want more info, you can find that below.
Here’s the basic info from my daughter’s GoFundMe:
“On Thursday, June 7th, my Shih Tzu “V” became ill. He was perfectly fine, then developed symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea, with lethargy. He was refusing food and just lying around. My sister and I took care of him all night in shifts to see if it would pass.
By the next morning, his symptoms had greatly worsened, he was unable to move, had difficulty breathing, and was passing nothing but blood. We rushed him to the animal hospital and was told he had a severe case of gastroenteritis. The vet was able to rule out other causes, but he still needed emergency treatment.
Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) is a disease of dogs characterized by sudden vomiting and bloody diarrhea. The symptoms are usually severe, and HGE can be fatal if not treated.
The doctor said V needed inpatient care to stablize him and save his life, but we didn’t have enough money to cover the expenses. Thankfully, they took what money we had on us as a deposit and admitted our baby to immediately give him the treatment he needed to save his life.
He’s not completely out of the woods yet, and we should know more tomorrow, but it looks like he will be okay.
Now we need help getting funds to pay the animal hospital, after they were so kind to help him although we didn’t have the payment. ”
You can see the fund and updates here: