Hello everyone, I'm on my knees and totally desperate!!!! I've been awake all night with my 4 year old schnauzer mix "baby dog" Teako. She's been in labor since early yesterday morning and began having hard contractions(2nd stage) around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Here's the problem...NO PUPPIES!! Around 8 or 9pm I started to worry that something was wrong, so... I began researching online. EVERYTHING said if no pups showed after NO MORE than 2 hrs ~ Head to the vet IMMEDIATELY! Well my fiance was laid off from work a coupla weeks ago and we're barely surviving on unemployment and Assistance while he continues to look for work. So naturally we can in no way afford a vet bill consisting of major surgery costs! I quickly started calling around the local vets to see about a payment plan, but it was after hrs and I didn't have ANY luck. One referred me to care-credit but unfortunately was not approved. Finally I dug out my 2 phonebooks for the greater Valley and surrounding areas and have since been up ALL night calling vet after vet after vet. I either get no answer or the person says they don't have the authority to make any payment arrangements OR, when I was able to actually speak with a live vet, they said they "were having a lot of similar problems with their own clients and could not help." All I keep getting are referrals to care-credit and AU Vet Clinic (which I already tried). I'm waiting on my regular vet office to open, but I'm not feeling very hopefull after all the "no's" I've been hearing all night. Meanwhile my poor Teako is STILL having very hard and painfull contractions complete with moans and yips of pain EVERY 2-5 MINUTES!! I love my little baby VERY much and I can hardly bear it!! If I can't find anyone willing to help me this morning I'm afraid I'll lose her. No... I know I will. Please!! Somebody help her!! Here are a couple of pics.
Hello, I just got a return call from one of the clinics I called last night, Auburn University Small Animal Hospital, and the lady said her super wasn't in yet, but to go ahead and bring her in since the situation was so very critical. She said we'd discuss monetary arrangements after they see Teako. I'm SOOOOO relieved to hear that!! I mentioned this site and asked if she had heard of you, but she said No. We'll see what happens next. Please keep my lil baby girl in your thoughts
Edited by Kimberley, 31 March 2009 - 08:08 AM.