Tag Archives: pet insurance

Veterinary Cost Case Study – How I Afforded Staggering Bills for 23 Months

Once I got over the medical, emotional, and financial shock of Lilly’s vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis, I created a spreadsheet to track every doggone dollar spent in the fight for Lilly’s life. I'm curious if the actual…

Best Budget Squeezing Strategies for Desperate Dog Moms

Depending on where you live and work, my ideas for cutting household expenses to help pay for pet care may not work for you, but here are my Best Budget Squeezing Strategies for Desperate Dog…

The Cost of Keeping Lilly Alive – Severe Adverse Vaccine Reaction

As I begin budgeting for 2013, let's look at just how much it has cost to keep Lilly alive following the onset of vaccine-induced meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain, lining of the brain, and spinal…

Chemo, Ho! Treating Brain Inflammation After Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction

Lilly stands on the frontier of veterinary medicine as we take on the next chapter in her attempted recovery from a severe adverse rabies vaccine reaction -- meningoencephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and lining of…

Adverse Rabies Vaccine Reaction Relapse – The New Treatment Plan

Compared to the almost-coma-like, unresponsive ragdoll of a few weeks ago, Lilly has made great gains. Monday was a tad dicey, with a morning of dullness and lethargy, but she is doing better on several…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction Treatment Costs Top $15K

It's official. I hadn't added everything up since the end of June, but I did on Friday, and we topped $15,000 in expenses to treat Lilly's severe rabies vaccine reaction. To be exact ... $15,095.01.…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction FAQ, Part 5

  Here is part five (of five) of frequently asked questions dog lovers have asked me since Lilly’s ill-fated response to a vaccine earlier this year. This series of questions / answers covers the COSTS…

Adverse Vaccine Reaction – How Much We’ve Spent So Far

Since Lilly doesn't need another neurology exam for a couple of months, we thought it was a good time to recap of how much all this has cost us so far.