Our beloved golden retriever, Scout had to have emergency lifesaving surgery on Wed, May 4th, 2016. Scout unknowingly was suffering from a bleeding ulcer in her stomach and became violently ill Wednesday morning. We took her to the vet that morning because of her unusual behavior, from there the vet informed us that things were far more severe than we thought, and we rushed her to the Guelph Animal Hospital. The ulcer was bleeding into her stomach and the doctor told us that it was either emergency surgery or we would be forced to say our goodbyes.
Since Scout is a member of our family there was no choice but to proceed with the costly surgery. Being only 2 ½ yrs. old it was too soon to part with our baby girl, Scout. Since it was major surgery with a 50/50 chance of survival she was put under tremendous stress with a long and complicated recovery.
Scout survived the surgery, but isn’t out of the woods yet. The road to recovery will be long and stressful for her and us. She requires around the clock care and lots of medications. We’ve only just now gotten her to eat, but we don’t know what the future holds. Scout is slowly recovering however there may be more medical procedures required.
Unfortunately our free health care system doesn’t extend to pets, so we are forced to pay out of pocket.
We would be truly be grateful to any donations to assist us with the high cost of the lifesaving surgery and any future procedures Scout may require.