Needing support here guys...

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Tobey got hit by a pickup today, Ford F-150. He has a compound fracture in his front paw and a dislocated hip. I managed to hold out on my tears until we got to the vet hospital and I saw my dad and aunt crying, then I lost it. Then as I'm outside crying, everyone comes out. My sister tells me they're taking my dad to the hospital, his chest is hurting. So halfway to the hospital he says he feels better so we turn around, and get pulled over. Now I didn't know this at the time but my uncle (who was in the car with us) has a warrant for his arrest, and the only reason he didn't get hauled off to jail was because the officer got a 911 call before he could scan the ID's. I was about to go off on the officer though, we told him about the dog and he just shrugged it off. Then we got back to my aunt's house and I was a zombie, just standing there while everyone heard the story, then I went on a walk. I came back and heard my stepmom say:


"He's just a dog guys."

To which I responded with:

"That dog has shown me more love and support than you have."


Bad move on my part, started an argument, then my dad had to step in and tell her the dog was family and I had had a rough day, lay off.

We're not out of the water yet though, if we can't pay the vet bill they're going to put him down, so I need all your prayers guys.


Also, sorry I haven't been very active lately, the joys of high school eh?

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Oh no, what a crappy day you have had! I'll be praying for Toby and you too!!! Some people just don't and never will understand the bond between a man (or woman) and his dog! But all of us here on GD do and we will all be here to support and pray for you! I hope tomorrow brings good news and a brighter day!

Love Sian and Harley

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so sorry to hear all that, seitsu.....will keep you in my prayers.

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Praying for ya and Tobe Chica! If you need anything please feel free to let us know! We are here for ya!

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Honey, don't let other people add to your stress and worry.  Not everyone understands how important our animals are, especially ones that have no clue the strength of the bond that can be created. 

A fracture will mean a cast, and the hip if you can't afford to pin it can heal on its own.  You do not have to go right to thinking you have to put him to sleep, you have options.  Don't forget that, okay?  And he will need your help and love when he comes home, because with the hip you are going to have to keep him quiet and calm and help him up to pee and such if he can't balance on his other legs.

Again, stressing this for you, there are options.  Feel free to PM me if you have questions.
 

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I know there are options, it's just really scary that they said if we don't pay they'll put him down :(, they're going to tape his leg up to hold the hip steady until it's healed, and they're casting his front paw. He's my aunt's dog so she's going to be with him 24/7 and I told her I was willing to help with anything he needs. The bad part is both injuries are on his right side so walking is going to be really hard for him. We're kind of hoping our friend comes through and loans us some money so we can get him out of the vet at least. As far as I know though he's stable and he was really energetic after they gave him the pain meds so he should be okay.

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Ive got yall in my prayers xoxo

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You're in my prayers

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So sorry to hear about your troubles...saying a prayer for you.  Hugs from us...

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The vet is making the decision to put Tobey down if you can't afford the bill??  Seems rather drastic on their part, there are payment plans available under emergency situations.

 

Lots of prayers and scritches coming to you and Tobey.

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Thanks everyone, I made a cardboard sign and I'm going to stand outside of our local supermarket and hopefully I can get donations =/

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I see that you live in Davis.. One of the best Vet schools in the nation is located there.. I would hope that they would have some kind of aid for you and Tobey.

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Kate has a great idea, contact the school and see if they have any type of funding for care.

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Oh hunny I am so sorry that you ar going through this right now. Stay strong.

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So sorry to hear this...I hope it all works out for everyone's sake

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He's home now, I'll attach a pic here if I can remember how...

 


Thanks everybody for your support, it really does mean a lot to me.


(also sorry about the picture size, I don't know how to reduce it...)

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Ow, that poor baby boy.  Continued prayers for his recovery and for you, too.

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Glad he is home where he belongs- Poor thing!

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Take good care of the boy, and give him a hug and a few scritches for all of us. I am glad he is home with his people and on the mend. Keep in mind that he may need the help of his people during this time.

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Yeah I'm going to sit with him for a couple hours while my aunt does her paper route, poor thing can't get up because both injuries are on his right side. I can't wait to see him tomorrow though, I've missed him. Apparently he's the same old Tobe though, still energetic and wanting to play, getting frustrated that he can't. I would imagine he'll be afraid of the road from now on though =/


Thanks again everyone

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Poor baby!  I'm glad you can be there for him!

Prayers for a speedy recovery headed your way!

Hugs & Scritches,

Marti, Brinks & MiLady

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Being afraid of the road is a good thing.

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so happy to see that he's home and recovering with those that love him.


prayers for a speedy recovery.

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Thanks everyone, I haven't seen him since Friday so I can't give much of an update but I haven't heard any bad news, and to rgreen, yes, I hope he is afraid of the road now so this never happens again!