To what extent are you willing to go to ensure the well-being of your beloved animal?
Jaxon Feeley, a resident of Wigan and a dog owner, expressed his willingness to sacrifice his house to cover his veterinary expenses, which have amounted to an astounding £20,000 ($24,185).
Rambo, Jaxon’s Weimaraner, who is two years old, experienced hypovolemic shock on January 20. This occurs when the body loses a considerable amount of blood or fluids, and the heart is unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body.
Throughout the night, she vomited more than 30 times, and by Saturday morning, they were at the emergency veterinary clinic.
Rambo’s condition deteriorated rapidly due to gastroenteritis or stomach flu.
Rambo was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for ten days, and Jaxon’s immediate thought was to sell his house to ensure that Rambo received the best possible care and remained alive.
Jaxon established a GoFundMe page on January 27 to collect funds for Rambo’s treatment, which is quite expensive.
According to the page, Rambo’s insurance has already paid out up to £6500, but the expenses have increased to £11,500 after only one week of hospitalization.
The page also mentioned that Jaxon had no idea how long Rambo would be in the veterinary hospital, and that intensive care costs around £1000 per day.
Jaxon expressed on Rambo’s page, “In the event that Rambo needs significant surgery, as well as post-operative care, I must be able to provide for my little girl.”
During the initial week of veterinary treatment, Rambo vomited and the fluid refluxed into her lungs. Consequently, her lungs became infected, and she contracted acute pneumonia, which resulted in the collapse of one of her lungs.
Jaxon stated, “According to the veterinarian, Rambo’s condition was exceptionally unfortunate.”
The veterinarian consistently drained Rambo’s lung and monitored her infection while she continued to vomit and refrained from eating for a week due to her medications.
The veterinarian indicated that Rambo’s situation was becoming more concerning, as there may have been an abscess forming in her lung, necessitating major surgery to eliminate it.
Jaxon stated, “However, if there is an abscess, which is my greatest worry, the danger to Rambo’s life is significant. I could never forgive myself if I didn’t give her the greatest chance to survive this horrible ordeal.”
One week later, he posted an update thanking those who contributed and shared Rambo’s GoFundMe page, stating that Rambo’s veterinary expenses had reached £20,000.
To be closer to Rambo, Jaxon remained in his vehicle near the veterinary clinic to assure her that he was always there for her, even if she couldn’t be with him.
“Rambo’s determination and resilience are incredible; she won’t give up, and neither will I. I won’t leave until she does ♥️ I can’t express my gratitude enough to all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, xxxxx.”
According to The Daily Mail, more than 600 people contributed to Rambo’s treatment, exceeding Jaxon’s £10,000 target.
Jaxon joyfully announced on February 4 that Rambo had achieved a miracle and was back home.
“Over the past three days, Rambo has accomplished a miracle; every hour, she has improved her oxygen efficiency, started eating and drinking, her lungs are slowly recuperating, and we’ve seen her lovely little personality return,” he added.
Jaxon mentioned that Rambo had developed a routine of meeting him for a few minutes every four hours, and she always knew where to find him.
The veterinary staff was amazed by the incredible power of love, the presence of Jaxon, and Rambo’s strong will to live. They had conducted every possible test and were thrilled to see her remarkable progress over the past three days.
Jaxon expressed his surprise when the staff informed him that Rambo was ready to go home, although she still required constant monitoring and medication to support her recovery.
Despite the ongoing care needed, they decided to bring Rambo home.
Jaxon reiterated that he would never give up on Rambo, as she is his beloved companion who deserves a happy and healthy life with the Feeley family, including her furry sibling, Rocky.
Jaxon expressed his appreciation for the love, support, and donations he received to help pay for Rambo’s veterinary treatment, stating that there are no words to express his gratitude.
Rambo’s miraculous recovery taught Jaxon the power of hope and resilience in the face of adversity.
He urged people to reflect on their lives, appreciate the present moment, and find the strength to fight for what they believe in.