Friday, July 10, 2009
Molly (my dog) had to be rushed to the pet emergency room as she was having difficulty breathing. She has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure and is on a three medications now. I was so scared/worried/nervous while I waited in the family room for her tests to be run.
Let me tell you why you get pet insurance. They wanted to keep Molly for a few days. It could cost up to $2000 they said. I asked them to run the tests first and then we could decide. The tests came to $661.14. Molly will now be on medication the rest of her life. Her medication will cost me approximately $16.07/day (this could change as she may not have to take one of the pills the rest of her life). I love her very much and wouldn't not take care of her because of the cost so please don't misread this.
The vet told me that she was alert and responsive, and although he recommended Molly should be admitted, he would let her go home. I have an appointment with my vet tomorrow to follow up as well as look into the prescribed food that she will need to be on now.
Sometimes I feel like I get two steps forward and 15 back when it comes to money. but like I said, I love her and will do anything to make sure she is comfortable. She is ten years old and I would like to see her last years alive as happy as her first years were.