So now comes the cherry on top to my awful week....
I get a call on Monday afternoon from Jon (who was on leave) frantically asking how much cash I had on me (keep in mind what was going on with our account). I said about $80. He said Jake (refer to this post if you don't know who he is) had hurt his leg and he was at the vet with him. So I grab Caden (the little boy I'm a nanny for) from his nap, put shoes on him and haul butt out the door. I get there and it turns out he has broken his leg. Jon had put the dogs out in the backyard, went to let them in and noticed Jake was hurt. He has no idea how it happened though. So they wanted to do xrays but that was going to cost us $140 and we couldn't afford it. Yes, I know I'm a bad pet owner for not having money set aside for emergencies. They said they felt around on it and the way he had broken it he was going to need surgery to place a pin in his leg. Everything was going to cost us right under a grand. We don't have that kind of money and they wouldn't work with us or set up a payment plan. (Shame on us for not having a savings account) The only thing we could afford was for them to splint it up so he wouldn't injure it further. We called around but no one would help or even think about a payment plan. Luckily, I had a friend who worked for Animal Trustees of Austin who told us to take him there. So the next day Jon called, explained the situation and they said to bring him in immediately. They found out he was military because of where we were coming from and really wanted to help us. They were so appreciative of what he does while at the same time we were appreciative of them for helping us. Jake had his surgery last Wednesday and we haven't had to pay a dime. They set us up on payments plans. Oh, and the best part is they're only charging us half of what the other vet wanted. Animal Trustees of Austin is a non-profit animal welfare organization. They are open only because of donations. These people really care for animals unlike these other money hungry vet offices. We are so thankful for them!
I've noticed that the last couple of my posts have been downers and I promise that they'll get better and more cheerful! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!
Oh! On a lighter note, I've signed up for an ornament swap!
You can go here to sign up! Go ahead, you know you want to!