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In 2013 we rescued Tank from a woman that said if we didn't find him a new home she would have him put to sleep. We loved him so we took him in. What we did not know was that he was sick and we would spend the last 6 months of his life trying to make him healthier.
Tank started getting sick in May of 2016. Trips to the vet with numerous testing showed nothing was wrong. That September we rushed Tank VCA in the middle of the night because he was having continuous seizures. VCA diagnosed him with meningitis. The first visit was over $6,000 He spent 3 days at VCA being treated. The bigger the dog the higher the cost and he weighed around 125 pounds, thus, costing us around $1000 that month. The next month, Tank was again rushed to VCA with a perforation in his stomach due to long term Prednisone use. We made the decision to have them perform the surgery despite knowing it may or may not work. Following his successful surgery, we continued to go to VCA for multiple checkups with his specialists for the next 4 months so they could perform mri's to confirm the medicine was working. We started to take him off of the meds in Jan of 2017 and had to take him back up for an mri in Feb of 2017 because he started having seizures again and during his last mri his heart stopped and we lost him.