at wits end
Tess my gorgeous 9 yr. old Purebred GermanShepard has been back and forth to the vet since last june (2013) for what was diagnosed a a UTI. In that time period I have put over 2 thousand dollars on my Visa card...She has had three routine urinalysis two xrays..and a sterile sample of urine drawn from the bladder sent for analysis.
They have put her on every antibiotic they had repeatedly beginning with amoxiycillin...not just once but twice because "oh well mavbe we'll just try her for a little longer" (I would have thought if two weeks did not work 4 weeks would not either but I'm not the vet right")...they then switched her to Novolexin...again some improvement and I mean just a bit while she was on it then as soon as off back to blood and puss and dribbling....While they were doing all this dicking around my un neutered dog came down with pyrometria requiring emergency surgery...after which she was put on Cinadmycin.....after the drug was finished the urinary infections began again.....back to the vet this time...okay this is our best drug yet...Ciprofloxacin...My poor Tess is still dribbling in the house and begging to go out even though today with the wind chill factor we are in a deep freeze of -40....I only let her out a few minutes then scream my head off to get her back in and follow her with a mop. I recently phoned this "wonderful" animal clinic..which by the way is not just one vet but several and although I remained polite I informed them that I have given them over 2 grand so far and I am tired off this and they are slowly killing my dog. Their equally polite answer was to tell me to take her to a specialist. I am 60 yrs old with advanced spinal arthritis..unemployed and have been living off of the bit of savings I had after my husband walked off 4 yrs ago, there is NO MONEY LEFT..I cannot put any more on Visa because I cannot now even make the minimum payments..I will be calling Visa later today to ask them to freeze my card to allow me to skip payments..i hope. the house I am in which I have half ownership of is a giant old farm house out in the sticks of southern Ontario and has been for sale for over 3 yrs...life is pretty grim right now..to make it even worse my little darling toy poodle Cara..14 who has been sick with Cushings and I have been treating holistically to try to at least ease some of the awful symptoms (she had to have her eyes removed two years ago which I put on Visa along with what I have been ordering for the Cushings disease ) wandered out the kitchen door which blew open on Jan 1st while I was upstairs using the bathroom. I was only upstairs for less than 5 minutes.......I searched from
3 in the afternoon until past 10 at night screaming her name until I was horse and the batteries went dead for my flashlight. I searched for 3 days after in the bitter cold and cannot even find her little body to lay to rest. I swear to God I would hang myself if I didn't have Tess and Espie (Cara's eski poo daughter) to look after. I have no income of any kind and was turned down by welfare because my "ex" pays for the roof over our heads (the agreement he made when he left until the house sells) and that puts me over the allotment for housing support even though I can't touch a dime for food or gas or even garbage tags.....oh god I'm blathering so sorry...I found a site that recommend apple cider vinegar and yogart mixed in Tesses food...I just got her to eat some now...thank god I have both in the house because there is about 4 feet of snow surrounding my car so I can't go anywhere....does anyone else have any ideas besides telling me to "find a new vet'"?? That is no longer an option..and please don't anyone give me **** about..well you should have found a new vet before please bear in mind this clinic consisted of 5 vets..none of them helped...I lowered myself enough to even beg in person in the office after all the money I gave them asking for them to try to help her now...sorry...nothing more we can do...take her to a specialist.....thankyou anyone for taking the time to read this...Tess's Mamma