Peanut's medical fund
Organized by: Danielle Miller
Peanut is an 11 year old Yorkie-Chi. She is sweet, loved by everyone she meets, and the love of her human's lives. She traveled from Florida, to Dillard, GA, on vacation...not that she needs a vacation from her daily dose of beauty sleep and occasional adventure outside. On May 31, 2016, little Peanut had her yearly vaccinations; bloodwork was also completed because she needed a teeth cleaning. Her platelet count on that day came back at 18,000. Her human parents weren't made aware of this though. On Thursday, 6/4, Peanut was taken for her teeth cleaning. Her doctor drew another blood sample as a precaution, and her platelet count was 1000. (A dog should have a platelet count of 175,000 - 500,000) Peanut was rushed to R.E.A.C.H in Asheville, NC, for 24/7 emergency care, where she continues to need emergency care and treatment. She is undergoing chemotherapy, immumotherapy, steroid therapy, and antibiotic therapy. Her parents are staying in a hotel, over 600 miles from home, while she fights for her life. They are heartbroken and cannot imagine losing her. I am Peanut's mama. I would do anything to give her the best life possible, including whatever treatment she needs to help her fight the disease that is killing her. Unfortunately, this is very expensive. The cost so far has been immense, and she has only been in the hospital for 2 days. She needs many more days of care and the bills are only going to grow. Not only do I want to continue to give Peanut the 24/7 care she needs, I also want to bring awareness to the horrible problems vaccines create in our pets. Until this happened, my husband and I had no idea that each year we had her vaccinated (trying to do the right thing because that is what the vet recommended of course), we were actually slowly killing her. Any money we get will go directly to Peanut's care and/or facillitate our being able to stay in the same city as her. Anything above what we need for either her treatment or our hotel expense, we will use to bring more awareness to animal vaccines and what the over-treatment of them can, and do, do to our beloved pets. She is a dog...we realize that. But she not only deserves the best we can get her; she is an incredibly special and important part of our family. Thank you for any consideration you may give to Peanut and her care.