Wednesday, February 27, 2008

When it really hurts to say "We can't afford it"

Our bassett hound has been having some problems lately. We found a lump on his neck and today the vet said it is probably cancer. There are some options, but more than likely we will have to put him down. He is on some meds right now that "may" bring down the lump and if it does that means it may be treatable. However, they don't sound too hopeful that it will work. The doctor said we could take him to another state and have a doggie oncologist do surgery, but we are talking about a $2000 price tag. With the baby coming, there is just no way we can afford that. Our dog is almost 10 years old, so it is going to be really hard especially on my husband. We don't want him to suffer though so he goes back in on Tuesday and if the medicine has not helped he will probably be put to sleep.


Father Sez said...

I am really sorry to hear this. We don't have pets, but some of my friends have and are so attached to them. They treat their pets just like family.

We just have to do all we can.

Shelby T said...

How heartbreaking...what was the outcome of this financial/emotional dilemna? Shelby T.