Happy Friday everyone!
I hope you all had a great week. We have had a lot going on! I shared the picture of my pups as my big baby has had a very hard week. Poor Spike didn't seem to be feeling well at the end of last week. We thought maybe he was just hot and tired so we watched him over Easter weekend. Well, he didn't improve! We took him to the vet and it turns out he has an autoimmune issue and his body is basically attacking his red blood cells.
He was one VERY sick pup! My husband had to rush him to a specialist for a transfusion. We were so worried about him. The docs keep him overnight and said that there was a chance that he might not make it. The next day came and when we called to check on him, they said he had improved. We were able to pick him up later that day. He's back home now and has lots of medicine and is getting a ton of TLC from everyone ... including my little baby, Bluto.
I am relieved that he is doing better but now we have to give him a ton of medicine and go back for blood work several times over the next few weeks.
Now if you have ever had a sick pet I think you know the cost to treat them can be insane. Let's just say that we hit 4 digits with the last visit. Yep, the vet bills are over a grand! It makes me cringe to think about it but I suppose that's what an emergency fund is for. Usually it's spent on house problems that creep up but this time it's one of my furry babies. So I did what was necessary as I was NOT ready to have the vet put him down. He's only about 5 years old and still a baby if you ask me!
Now we will buckle down a little more and start building that fund up again. The bummer is, the vet has no idea what caused the issue and is not sure if it will happen again. We will just take things as they come. For now, my big baby is feeling better so it's a good day!
As for shopping, I did a trip on Wednesday and will be going back this weekend to take advantage of the gas card coupon. I just can't pass up that $10 savings!
I hope you all have had a great week. If you want to share your totals feel free to comment or link up.