Help FiFi with $12,000 Medical bills please
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Our 4 1/2 year old little girl was been diagnosed with GME an autoimmune brain disease over the Thanksgiving holiday.  It started gradually with some tremors in her right hind leg, progressing to seizures and paralysis & instability in all four limbs. . More ...

Our 4 1/2 year old Maltese has been suffering ever since she got a rabies vaccine a couple months ago.  It started gradually with some tremors in her right hind leg but has progressed to seizures and some parallysis and instabitlity in all four limbs.  Our vet could not figure out what was wrong with her and finally after giving her antiinflamatories with no effect referred her for a neuro consult about a week ago.  At that poiint she had deteriorated to where she was falling on her face every third step, could not stand to urinate or move her bowels etc.  The trauma Dr. and Neuro Specialist have been running diagnostic tests that have already costs over $3500 on top of the Vet bills prior of about $750.  Monday they want to do an MRI,  a Spinal Tap, a liver biopsy, and an angiogram which could be another $5000 + all still trying to diagnose what is truely wrong.  They suspect it is Granulomatous meningoencephalitis and/or microvascular dysplasia. If it is microvascular dysplasia it will require surgery.  

For a bit more information on GME check out this link  http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/08/03/granulomatous-meningoencephalitis.aspx

We love our little girl and want to do everything to help her. It is just very scary seeing all these expenses add up when you only bring home a couple thousand a month and you are seeing about 6 months of your take home pay already spent just trying to diaganose what is ailing this beautiful loving sweet helpless gift.   I don't like asking for help, but this is starting to get quite overwhelming. I am lucky to have a great boss who has let me take the time to get her to the appointments she has needed and spend the time with her to keep her safe.  One of the  types of seizures she has causes her to scratch her head with her hind leg without the ability to stop herself and she starts to cry until someone helps her stop. I would hate to think the pain she would be in if I wasn't there to help calm her.  It is so heart breaking hearing her yelps and see look in her eyes as she does not understand what is going on.

If you have the ability to help at all, FiFi is so worth it. She is the sweetest most loving precious little girl you could ever meet.  When we take her to the park she has to run up to everyone sitting on the lawn to say  hi and try to give them a kiss.  She loves people so much and brings smiles to peoples faces when they see her.  Our UPS and FEDEX drivers stop by just to see her to perk up thier days. Right now she can hardly stand on her own, she stumbles after just a few steps, falls over when she tries to turn . . . it is so sad not so see that little bundle of joy be her precious self.

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