What would you do to save the life of your pet? There is no ceiling for many pet owners; they have scraped together the money to cover even the highest vet bills in order to keep their best friend alive.
Recently, one man was forced to sell his home in order to pay a massive $20,000 vet bill to save his cherished dog. Fortunately, a miracle took place in its place.
Owner of a 2-year-old Weimaraner named Rambo, Jaxon Feeley of Wigan, England, recently went through the nightmare of every dog owner when Rambo developed a sudden illness.
Feeley reported that “She began vomiting throughout the night over 30 times and by Saturday morning we were in the emergency vets.” Rambo had gastroenteritis in addition to hypovolemic shock.
Although the dog’s condition stabilized after several days in intensive care, her medical expenses quickly grew in size.
“Rambo’s insurance has covered her up to £6500. Her bill is now up to £11,500 after 1 week in care,” Feeley wrote. “It is unknown how long Rambo will need to stay at the vets and intensive care costs is approximately £1000 per day. If the worst happens and Rambo requires major surgery, the cost of this as well as the aftercare is something I need to be able to give my little baby girl.”
Jaxon, from Wigan, said he is currently “practically living at the vets” since Rambo first showed signs of being ill two weeks agohttps://t.co/fkzKtnf9gq— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) February 5, 2023
Feeley insisted that he would bear any expense necessary to give his cherished pet the care she requires, even if it meant selling his own house to raise the cash.
“There was no way in hell I was ever going to give up on this gorgeous girl, she is just a little baby, with a want to live and be happy with her big brother Rocky and the Feeleys,” the owner wrote.
Fortunately, he didn’t have to because of the generosity of strangers. Many people were moved to donate after he set up a GoFundMe account and shared Rambo’s tale.
Feeley was beyond pleased with the amount raised; as of the time of this writing, the fundraiser had raised over £25,000, more than doubling the original £10,000 target.
Even better news was delivered to Feeley: according to a February 4 update from him, Rambo’s condition finally allowed her to return home.
“Over the last 3 days, Rambo has pulled off a miracle, hour by hour she has increased her oxygen efficiency, started eating and drinking, her lungs are slowly recovering and we started to see that beautiful little personality resurface. She got herself into a little routine of seeing me for 10 minutes every 4 hours that she even knew what corner of the waiting room to find me in.”
Rambo and Feeley are now living together in their own home, and because of a kind stranger’s donation, they will be able to pay for any medical care Rambo requires.
“There are no words to express how grateful I am for everyone’s love, support & donations over the last 2 weeks. It genuinely means more than you will ever know,” he wrote.