She'll have the feeding tube in for at least a month, meds for at least 3 months.
Luckily, I didn't have to take out a second mortgage on the house for this; the feeding tube, xray, IV, a 3 month supply of meds, appetite stimulants, stomach protectant, vet wrap, a night in the hospital, and a few cans of food to get us started comes out to $400. Granted, we did almost $200 earlier this week in an office visit and a variety of tests to figure out what was wrong in the first place, but that's much, much better than I expected.
She'll go in once a week to have her neck bandage changed and the tube checked. In the meantime, she's staying in my 13 year old step-daughter's room (her door is closed all the time, anyway
). And this way it's quiet, but Bella can still have intermittent company.
This has been a long week.
"In these bodies, we will live; in these bodies we will die.
Where you invest your love, you invest your life." --Marcus Mumford