NYnative wrote:If this cath fails I am going to have them put her to sleep. This poor baby can just handle so much crap. The final bill with be in excess of 6000 since they need a surgeon to try and fix the jug cath. I feel so goddamn bad right now.
I am so glad that I did not ask for the name of her breeder.
What does she need that ONLY a jugular catheter can provide? What about peripheral veins, or an intraosseous catheter? Blood transfusions, plasma transfusions, dextrose and pain medications are all safe to be given through these other catheter choices.
It just seems like overkill when less expensive options are available and you've reached the point of mortgaging your home to do this...