Jaxon Feeley indicated that, on January 20, her Weimaraner pet suffered hypovolemic shock, causing her to lose a large amount of blood and other essential fluids for the heart to function properly.
“He started vomiting during the night more than 30 times and on Saturday morning we were at the emergency vets,” the Briton said, according to the Daily Mail.
In addition to this condition, Rambo also contracted gastroenteritis, due to which his health deteriorated rapidly.
Thus, he spent 10 days in intensive care and Jaxon, realizing the situation, stated that he would “sell his house” in order to pay for all the treatment.
“Rambo’s insurance has covered up to £6,500. His bill now stands at 11500 after 1 week in care,” he explained. “It is unknown how long Rambo will need to stay at the vet and intensive care costs are 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 girl,” he added.
During the first week of treatment, the dog vomited and the liquid remained in his lungs. Later, she contracted an infection and suffered pneumonia with a collapsed lung.
“In the words of the vet, Rambo couldn’t have been more unlucky with what happened,” the youngster said.
A fundraising campaign that was a total success
The cause of what happened to the dog is still unknown, but the position he is in has led him to be in intensive care under observation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After publicizing his case, Jaxon created a GoFundMe campaign in an attempt to raise enough money to pay for his four-legged companion’s expensive treatment.
In a matter of days, the youngster managed to surpass £28,000 and posted the following update: “Over the past 3 days Rambo has accomplished a miracle, hour by hour he has increased his oxygen efficiency, started eating and drinking, his Lungs are slowly recovering and we are beginning to see that beautiful little personality resurface.”
“He got into a little routine of seeing me for 10 minutes every 4 hours and even knew which corner of the waiting room to find me in,” he continued.
“After running every test under the sun and gauging his incredible progress over the past few days, the vets team have been bowled over by the power of love, presence and the true fight for life,” he added.
Likewise, the young man indicated that, although Rambo has already been discharged, he is still on the road to a long recovery and still requires 24-hour observation.
“There was no way I was going to give up on this beautiful girl, she’s just a little baby, wanting to live and be happy with her big brother Rocky and the Feeleys,” he concluded. “There are no words to express how grateful I am for everyone’s love, support and donations over the past 2 weeks. It really means more than you will ever know.”
How to prevent my dog from getting sick
There are some measures that can be taken to prevent a dog from getting sick. The gabrica.cl site collected the following keys: