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Quick Entry: Dog Health Woes

October 6th, 2006 at 01:22 pm

My Henry (basset hound) has been sick and that's been taking most of my free time, so I haven't been here much. We have a surgical consult on Monday. The surgery should help but by itself won't stop the initial symptoms, which could be due to diet or pesticide exposure (not at MY house but while walking). Bills are adding up: so far have spent about $1300 on this illness; the surgery will probably double that. Also Henry woke up one morning with a bad limp--it's gone now but I also invested in a child's wagon so I can get him out to the car (it's a ways and I felt horrible making him walk it when he was in pain) and a set of portable carpeted dog steps so that he doesn't have to jump up onto the sofa and risk injuring his joints. This is SO like me: I'm generally conservative with my money and then my dog gets sick and all thoughts of thrift are out the window. So the credit card bill is back up again, and that's still before the surgery.

5 Responses to “Quick Entry: Dog Health Woes”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    That is the way I am, my dog is my family. I would spend any amount of money to get her well.

  2. kashi Says:

    I'm the same way. My cats are my babies!

    I'll be thinking about you and sweet Henry.

  3. Boefixepa Says:

    Oh, so sorry to hear. I am the same way about my dogs too. I sure hope that you are able to nurse them through it all.

  4. moneycents Says:

    I feel for you. I am the same way with my dogs. I have one in physical therapy right now, twice a week. It's very expensive but he is worth every penny. I hope everything will be okay for the both of you.

  5. PRICEPLUS Says:

    I am sorry to hear your dog is sick. I hope he gets well soon. I can empathize with you about the vet bills. They are so lovable though and very much a part of the family.Smile

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