I would like to introduce My lucky dog, Roxy. I refer to Roxy as my lucky dog because, before she came to live with my husband and me, having a dog in my home was forbidden for the mere fact that I was bitten by one as a kid and was afraid of dogs. Roxy is a 5 month old pug who was given to my daughter as her graduation gift from her boyfriend when she completed 4 yrs of college. Roxy lived with Althea while she was doing her internship with the UN at the time in Washington. My husband and I went to his niece wedding in Virginia back in July, visited our daughter and saw how stressed she was, caring for a puppy and have to work at the same time.
When we were about to leave Virginia, we suggested to Althea to allowed us to keep her dog because she was accepted into George Mason University for her graduate studies. We felt that between school, work, and caring for Roxy would be a bit too much on Althea and we wanted her to concentrate on her studies. Althea was very receptive by the suggestion. Roxy came home with us. I grew to love this little puppy so much, that everytime i came from out, i will have a toy or treat that was purchased for her. Roxy is potty trained and would let us know when she has to do her thing. I found a vet Hospital in my area, updated her shots, and took her for grooming as well. My husband usually make fun of me, saying: "for someone who was afraid of dogs, you have become the best dog lover". My husband than, started to call roxy -you lucky dog. On september 16th, around 4:00pm, Roxy indicated that she had to go to the toilet by standing at the front door and barking. I put her leash on and took her out on the front lawn. After she releases herself, she decided to run around and broke loose from her leash.
Roxy saw some people standing on the other side of the street and decided to go across the street, being a friendly puppy. I tried to stop her, but was not successful because she is very fast. I couldn't run because i am recuperating from a post meniscus tear sugery of my knee. While Roxy was running across the street, a car was speeding on the block and hit my dog, breaking her leg and left her to die. The driver never stopped, even though people were calling out to her. I called my husband at work to inform him of the incident. I was too distraught to drive. My neighbor came over to take Roxy and me to the vet hospital. While we were on our way, we ran into my husband and then switch cars. We got to the vet hospital, the doctor examined Roxy and said she had a broken leg . She then said it would cost $1,040.00 to Repair Roxy laceration and put her leg in a splnt along with x-ray etc. The vet asked that we pay the money up front before she could take care of Roxy because they don't accept payment arrangement and we were denial by care credit when we applied. The money my husband and i were saving towards the mortgage of our house is what we used to paid for the services rendered for Roxy. Although, we were given a discount, and we ended up paying $921.00.
We did everything as we were told about Roxy having cage rest, she should only come out to eat and release herself as needed. But the splint that was put on, came off 2x in one week and Roxy was taken back to have it reapply. When we went back the second time to have the splint reapply, the other doctor did a x-ray before reapplying the splint. She told us that the doctor who worked on Roxy initially should have told us that surgery would have been the best choice for Roxy. The second doctor said that if Roxy remain in the splint and heal, she will be deformed. I was very irate and said that, i didn't think that it was fair to my husband and me, after paying all that money, only to tell us a week later that Roxy should have surgery.
However, we were referred to VSEC where Roxy was seen by a surgeon. The cost of surgery is $4,000 plus. Times have been very difficult for my family and me, since i injured myself and been out off work. I would give anything for my lucky dog because she has brought joy into my life since i have been unemployed at the present time. I contacted other organizations for assistance but was denial. I know with God all things are possible, he will never leave us or forsake us in times of need. This is my story friends, I pray that you folks come through for us.
Bea, AJ, Tiera, and Roxy
Edited by tiera11, 28 September 2013 - 02:25 PM.