It has been 26 days since I rescued Troy, we are still fighting to keep him alive. At moments it seemed impossible, the emotions ran high, the tears rolled down. A vet and a surgeon has been working with us to do what they can to keep him alive and people have supported us financially to make it happen. There is still money to raise to cover everything but we trust that all will be taking care of soon.
In talking with my dad he let me see clearly the kind of commitment I was making for an animal I didn’t even knew, the sacrifices I will have to make. He didn’t understand how could I do that. Let me tell you that my dad is a very caring person, one that has rescued a huge amount of animals but none of them injured like Troy. The cost is astronomical and I am only working part-time, my whole pay check disappeared in just 2 weeks. But I could not turn him in knowing what they would do to him. I could try not to think about that and worry about me and perhaps I should of, in this tough economic times but I couldn’t. I had a trip planned and -here goes my first sacrifice- I won’t be able to go because Troy is not recuperated. Now I will have an expense I didn’t plan on, dog care. But I am trying to make peace with that situation because I haven’t seen my parents for couple of years now and my mom’s cancer is back and dad heart is not doing too good.
It has been good to have Troy around even though I am waking up around 4:30 am to take him outside in cold nights, he is laying beside right now. Who knows what the future holds, but whatever I had planned for 2011 I wasn’t counting on this, it sure won’t never be the same but that might be a good thing.
We have $850 left to pay the surgeon and $215 to the vet. If you care to make a donation you can do so via Pay Pal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything at all will help.
For those wanting to give directly to the Vet , you can write a check payable to:
Coastal Vet Surgery.
Note: For Troy Lopez-… donation.
Attn: Chris Amkwiz
Coastal Veterinary Surgical Specialists, Inc.
7517 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231