Anyone who has ever dealt with a veterinary emergency involving their beloved four-legged best friend is aware of how costly and heartbreaking the entire situation is.
As a result, when one dog dad was confronted with veterinary bills that were just shy of $24,000, he declared that he was prepared to take extraordinary measures to ensure the survival of his child.
Rambo, a two-year-old Weimaraner, is the son of Jaxon and his wife. Rambo went into hypovolemic shock, which means that her heart was unable to pump blood to the rest of her body for reasons that are still unknown.
She also developed gastroenteritis, also known as stomach flu. According to Rambo’s father, « She began vomiting throughout the night over 30 times, and by Saturday morning we were in the emergency vets. »
This caused her health to rapidly deteriorate, as you might have anticipated, and they weren’t sure how long she would require emergency care.
She developed pneumonia as a result of fluids beginning to leak into her lungs, in addition to experiencing tummy issues and hypovolemic shock. Even one of her lungs gave out.
She was essentially saved from death by spending the day in the care of the emergency veterinarian, which cost approximately £1000 ($1200 USD).
She was covered by Rambo’s insurance up to a maximum of £6500 ($7,800), but after just one week in their care, her bill was already close to $13,800 ($11,500).
As a result, Jaxon attempted to raise funds for Rambo’s life-saving care by creating a gofundme page. He even stated that he would « sell his house » if necessary.
Jaxon stated, « I need to be able to give my little baby girl the cost of this as well as the aftercare if the worst happens and Rambo needs major surgery. »
Her father started sleeping in his car because he was so worried about her that he parked near the vet so he wouldn’t be too far from his precious baby girl.
Rambo, on the other hand, responded to less invasive treatments and was able to avoid surgery altogether thanks to donations from over 600 people, which now exceed £10,000 (about $12,000).
« My little angel is not completely recovered; she faces a long road to recovery and still requires 24/7 observation and a significant amount of medication at this point.
But we did what we said we would, and we got home,” Jaxon said. Rambo began a miraculous recovery as a result of all the love, support, and excellent care.
She was finally able to leave the hospital and go home with her devoted father after two long weeks.