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Back to Gigi’s Old Self

Gigi is a 10-year-old high-maintenance Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso mix. She is my best friend and has been with me since she was six months old. Although she is the smallest member of our family, she bosses everyone around. She is normally high energy, all over the place, and can usually be found sitting in the upstairs window barking at everyone who walks by.

In February of 2016, I noticed something was just not right with Gigi. She started having neurological difficulties. I took her to my local veterinarian to have her examined, which yielded no results. Five months later, I took Gigi for her regular dental cleaning and it was then that we discovered her liver levels were elevated. Gigi started on medications, special diet and an ultrasound which came back normal. Fast forward to October, I decided to have Gigi seen by a neurologist because I was sure she was having seizures.

While at the appointment the doctor decided to check Gigi’s blood glucose which turned out to be 42mg/dl. Gigi was diagnosed with an insulinoma after additional testing. I decided to move forward with surgery and that is where her nightmare started.

Two days after surgery, Gigi was placed in the ICU. I was so worried about Gigi and the rising cost of her care. The hospital was great, but the huge relief came when Trupanion stood behind what they advertise. If not for Trupanion working directly with the hospital to pay the bills, I would not have been able to afford the cost. I thank Jesus for the people at Trupanion. Thank you for helping me to keep my Gigi alive!

May H

 

 


Gigi

Chino Hills, California
Enrolled: May 2010
Condition: Liver Disease/Pancreatitis
The Trupanion Policy Paid: $42,875.25

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