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I've had such agita over this. It's not like me to do this sort of thing, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
If you're reading this, you probably have a pretty good idea of who Dillon is. If not, he's my older Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who will be turning 10 years old on July 5th.
Back in November, Dillon was diagnosed with Cushings Disease (he has pituitary tumor in the brain, as opposed to adrenal problems). At the time, i was working for a pathetic excuse for a vet, who put Dillon on some bullshit medication because it was 'cheaper.' We finally checked out a different vet, and with a new and powerful medication. Within months, Dillon's fur grew back, he was energetic, running around, jumping onto couches for the first time in over a year. About two weeks ago, all that improvement just...stopped. He stopped trying to get on couches, grew lethargic, inhales copious amounts of water. He now sleeps most of the day, has no energy, and there's no spark in his eyes. The vet worried after a physical exam at how slow Dillon's heartbeat was, and how he just won't gain weight. After a recent test, the veterinarian called me back completely baffled. Dillon's powerful medication has seemed to just...stop working. He's an excellent vet, but has no idea what's going on with Dillon. His baseline reading was a 3.3 (normal), but when the results came back, it skyrocketed to a 10. He spoke to a specialist, who wants to schedule Dillon for a blood test. They believe the Cushings might be covering up something like liver disease, or pancreatitis, or even a failing kidney.

Therein lies the rub. As many of you know, my family is in a financial stalemate. Mom even informed me last night that we can't even afford this simple blood test. 

I'm..not the first person to have financial issues. I won't be the last, which is why it's hard for me to do this. I work in the veterinary field, i've gone to school for it. I've been struggling to sell things for several months, even if it was something precious to me, to make money. 

This just feels...more than awkward to me. To be posting this on a journal.

Facts aside, I've got a lot going on (we all do), and every day i have to look at the dog i've had since he was 6 months old sleep all day, not really care to do anything but eat, and even then he no longer barks at dinner time. There's no life in his eyes, and it takes him several efforts to stand because his legs give out on him, and sometimes i have two spend several minutes to so much as wake him up.
My younger dog, Charlie (Dillon's half brother), has become clingy, refusing to leave Dillon's side, licking his face, and gets upset if Dillon leaves his sight.

This dog has been my unofficial emotional service dog. He's pulled me out of depression, gave me the motivation to care for someone.

Thanks for reading.

(My PayPal is routed from my email address: wode.is.me@gmail.com)
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So, real quick before i run to my death- do my group presentation.

A thank you. A heart-felt, chick-flicky, single man tear thank you to [livejournal.com profile] zekkass  and my girls at Team Awesome. May our legion grow, but [livejournal.com profile] x_shorty1013_x  [livejournal.com profile] pyrebi  [livejournal.com profile] hrtslkths  especially, 'cause you were my original twitter corrupters. Thanks for the laughs, the crack, the srs bsns, the encouragement, the caring, the cheerleading and all those 'The' words.

You're all just so...freaking fantastic.

[livejournal.com profile] x_shorty1013_x  there's always going to be a part of me that'll resent the fact that i discovered your supreme awesomeness when i was in the middle of moving from Arizona. Bitch. Really.

[livejournal.com profile] pyrebi  I usually have a stick up my ass when it comes to things. Ask anyone. But never have I ever been so honored to be called sugartits

[livejournal.com profile] hrtslkths Meeting you was easily one of the best parts of my summer. Your brain is awesome, you're awesome. DC doesn't need you. NY does.

[livejournal.com profile] zekkass don't even get me started on you. We're getting together, hell or high water.

Anyway. Um. Sap attack. Thanks, you guys. Seriously.

No chick flick moments, right?


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