One of our personal pets, Jelly, had a veterinary scare last week. We posted a simple request for love and positive energy and Alex's Army blew us away with kindness and compassion.
The original post said:
Tough night for Jelly
My personal pet, Jelly, isn’t doing well tonight. I am absolutely not asking for your help to pay for her care, but I hope you can send some love our way. What seemed like a simple stomach ache, quickly escalated to rectal bleeding. This poor girl left a trail of small puddles of blood and poop. I’m at the emergency vet with her now. Like everyone else, because of covid, I have wait in my car while the doctor sees her. I’m hunkered down for a long stay, because the wait to just be seen is an hour, but they took Jelly inside to give her triage care at least. Thankfully, she seemed excited by the attention of the young vet technician and and even wagged her tail a bit as I handed her off.
This could be a lot of different things, and I’m trying not to get ahead of myself with worse case scenarios. Please send your love and positive thoughts to Jelly.
This is so scary. I know it would be much worse if I didn’t have the personal means to get my dog to the emergency vet. I can imagine the agony of staying home with this suffering pup while I searched for ways to come up with payment or even a ride. What if I couldn’t drive my sick pet the the vet? It’s terrible. It’s a terrible reality that so many have to deal with.
Thank you so much for caring about pets and their people and donating to help people who love their pets as much as I love Jelly, but don’t have hundreds of dollars for an emergency vet trip.
Hugs and hope to you,
We were shocked when this post touched so many of your hearts. 753 comments, 100 shares, and 1.9k reactions later, we were happy to report good news for Jelly.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement during that stressful time. Your kind heart means the world to us.
Jelly is home!
Thank you all for your well wishes and positive energy. Jelly is on an antibiotic and anti-nausea medication. She received fluids and while she still has some diarrhea, the blood loss has stopped. Everyone at the vet was so kind to her and I could hear the staff saying their goodbyes before they brought her out.
She, of course, got settled in the house by smearing poop across the floor. But we are just so happy to have her home, that we don’t mind.
Thank you so much for your support. I’ll keep you updated on our little gremlin.
Thanks for caring about Jelly!
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