This is my buddy. His name is Kloud and he needs some help. On December 23rd 2013, my buddy started showing problems walking, and on December 26th, three days later, he stopped walking all together. He weighs around 160 lbs and right now it takes me and another family member to muscle him around for walks and to get him comfortable. He’s not using his legs and I need to know why.
Waiting over multiple holidays for a vet visit to diagnose the problem was the longest wait of my life in a long time and I’m sure even longer for Kloud. Finally on January 3rd my mother and I took him to get evaluated and have xrays of his shoulders done at our regular vet. At this point all we’ve discovered is that he could have one of several problems and all we have now is speculation. He’s experiencing mild to moderate pain in his shoulders, and living with dogs all my life we already started treating him with the appropriate pain meds— additionally our vet recommended some other medications to put him on that might help ease if not correct his ‘problem’ and recommended a specialist if the problem persists. So the plan was to add the new medications and see how he fairs. But our appointment left us without any solid answers and I decided I absolutely wanted the recommended re-evaluation with a specialist at another facility.
He’s eating and drinking and spirited and healthy in all other ways, except he’s unable to walk and he knows he should be able to which only frustrates and upsets him when he can’t get up. I want to help my boy walk again if I can.
Like many others, I’m very familiar with financial problems and right now I don’t have what it takes to even have the specialist evaluation for my boy, much less pay for any procedures he might need following the exam. Just a trip to the specialist for tests/xrays/possible diagnosis will run at least $1500 and I just don’t have it. So here I want to do anything I can to raise whatever sum, large or small, to help Kloud make this appointment. He needs this appointment as soon as possible and I need an answer for him, even if its an answer I don’t want (i.e worst case if he cannot be helped). Right now he’s just sitting here and the longer he does, the more his muscles will atrophy and lying around indefinitely will not end well.
So to raise money for my buddy, here are some ways to help:
Even the smallest amount of contributions would help immensely, even if its just $1 and can be made by going to my page and clicking the “Donate" button on the left.
He’s only five years young and otherwise healthy and only half-way through his life. I bottle-fed and raised him and life wouldn’t be the same without him. Even if the prognosis isn’t a favorable one, I still need to try and help my buddy. Please help Kloud if you can. He is my friend and my family and I have to try and help him whatever it takes.
**Please share/reblog— every gesture helps and is always appreciated. Thank you <3
Reblogging this tonight as well because kiori now has a Donate button on her page. I know I’ve joked about “if all my followers sent 1$” before, but this time it’s for real. If out of my many, many followers a small fraction donated 1$, we could actually gather the entire sum to literally get this sweet giant back on his feet.