Rowan the Service Dog Surgery Costs

Rowan the Service Dog Surgery Costs

From Benjamin Kirkland

Hi, I’m starting this for my sons service dog. My son is a Marine and Rowan is his PTSD Service Dog.

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Hi, I’m starting this for my sons service dog. My son is a Marine and Rowan is his PTSD Service Dog. Here is the post today from my daughter in law. I wish I could help them pay for the surgery, but the best I can do is see if my fellow pet owners can help pitch in.

What a day…

This morning, during a meeting, I get a stressed text from Cliff saying that Rowan was lethargic, getting sick everywhere, and had a swollen abdomen. We figure out the closest Animal Hospital and he rushes her over.

Initially, we were told that her stomach had flipped. Which is common in German Shepards, apparently. This means surgery or death, but surgery is relatively routine and recovery is optimistic. So, as they’re getting her ready for her stomach “corrects itself”. BUT, they find that she has a MASSIVE tumor on her left kidney and it’s caused the kidney to die! We’re shocked as she’s been to the vet four times in the last 6 months and they’ve never suspected a thing…

So, we have two options again: surgery with 50/50 odds, or sew her up and wait for death (again). Broken hearted, we chose to give her a chance.

Two hours later, she’s survived surgery, is in stable condition, and is resting at home! However, she still needs to get through the night.

Rowan (and we) would like to ask for prayers for our sweet pup! She’s much too young to go and we want many more years with her!

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