Tonks' Vet Bills

Tonks' Vet Bills

From Tricia Cupp

We're raising funds to help pay for Tonks' medical bills after she accidentally ate Baclofen(a high powered muscle relaxer). Due to the extensive care she's needed, she's been to two vet hospitals and has quite a bill.

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10 months ago

Hello, all! We have an update from today.

We landed at home and headed straight to see Tonks today. She was energetic and running around earlier, so she's starting to make a turn around to recovery! She was on valium to keep her heart rate down when we saw her, but as soon as she smelt us and heard our voices, her eyes shot open.

I'm absolutely devastated that she looks like this right now, but I'm so glad she's in the amazing care of the VCA Animal Hospital.

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Hello, all! Welcome to our Fundly page.

Brandon and I are never ones to ask for help like this. We usually try to take care of things like emergencies on our own, and find means to do so one way or another. Unfortunately, we're at a point where we don't have much of an option now.

This week, Brandon and I have been in Oregon, due to the passing of his grandmother. While we've been up here, an unfortunate accident happened back home. Tonks is particularly known for escaping from her kennel, if it's not blocked against the wall the right way, and destroying things out of separation anxiety. Unfortunately, this happened and Tonks got into a pill bottle of Baclofen that belongs to our pet sitter and ate about nine pills.

We got the call on Saturday right after we were done working at Brandon's family's. So far, Tonks has been to two specialty vets and is still staying at the Alameda East Veterinary Hospital as I'm typing this.

She's still incredibly sedated  and she isn't responding much to the vets and technicians right now other than when they alternate how she's laying. She also has wires from a cell phone charger stuck in her esophagus and stomach that she doesn't have the strength to pass right now. They have her on constant oxygen and will be placing an N-G tube today to make sure she's getting enough nutrients.

For anyone who knows Brandon and I, our dogs are our life. They're our children. Our girls mean more to us than almost anything, and we would do whatever it takes to take care of them. The fact that this happened and Tonks is alone and afraid while we can't get home to them, just breaks our hearts.

So far, the running bill is at about $7500 between the two vets, and depending on how she recovers, she may even need to see a neurology specialist too. There's no telling how expensive that will be. This time of year is incredibly difficult for so many people, and we know we're asking a lot of our loved ones. If you could spare even a penny, we would be so deeply grateful.

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Tricia Cupp posted a new update:
10 months ago

Update #1

Hello, all! We have an update from today.

We landed at home and headed straight to see Tonks today. She was energetic and running around earlier, so she's starting to make a turn around to recovery! She was on valium to keep her heart rate down when we saw her, but as soon as she smelt us and heard our voices, her eyes shot open.

I'm absolutely devastated that she looks like this right now, but I'm so glad she's in the amazing care of the VCA Animal Hospital.

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