Chico's Love Story
Ellie's Rainy Day Fund helped fund Chico's exploratory surgery.
It was a true blessing when, as I sat on the floor in the vet’s office holding Chico, I got the news that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund would pay the majority of Chico’s vet bills/prescriptions. Now he could have the surgery that might save his life.
Things continued to get worse when he began vomiting profusely. He would throw up all day and night, anything that went in via mouth. Any water he took in, came right back out and then some. Of course we went to the vet, and after several x-rays they believed he had digested a piece of mattress (It turned out there was not a thing in his stomach, but without surgery there was no way to be sure).
One of the hardest days of my son’s and my life was the day we had to talk about surgery. I am a single mother. I do the best I can but such unexpected expenses were a shock to say the least. I believe in being open with my son, so he went with me to the vet and we had made the decision to put Chico down (please don’t judge me, but no matter what I tried, I honestly could not afford the surgery). The veterinarian had even said with my circumstances/the condition Chico was in (8lb weight loss in less than 2 weeks) she thought that might be best.
It was a true blessing when, as I sat on the floor in the vet’s office holding Chico, I got the news that Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund would pay the majority of Chico’s vet bills and prescriptions. Now he could have the surgery that might save his life!
Payton and I are so thankful to ERDF and all those who donate. Chico is back to normal. He's eating, drinking, and playing again. I will never forget the day Payton and I were at the vet crying our eyes out, loving on Chico and praying for a miracle.
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