Nikki is an active 4 month old Vietnamese Pot Belly Pig, one that is dear to our family. Nikki has an adventurous spirit that sometimes gets her in to trouble.
Nikki started showing signs that something was wrong on August 17th by vomiting up all her food. It was discovered that her declining health was due to her haven gotten to a clean disposable diaper and swallowed some of the absorbent gel, and it had swelled up inside her intestines and stomach. After 2 days in the vet, they finally determined that she needs surgery to survive.
Nikki is not just a pig, she is a huge part of our family, and especially my (soon to be) 13 year old daughters heart. Nikki was a gift to my daughter and often cuddles with my daughter on the couch and falling asleep in her arms.
We need to raise the money to get Nikki the surgery to survive. I am not one to ask for handouts (although my wife is starting a crowd funding thing). What I am willing to ask is if anyone needs some electronics work done, or anyone would like to purchase anything that I have as far as tools or electronics, then I will do it. Anyone who knows me, they know of my electronics skill.
I am not doing this for myself, or even really my daughter. I am doing this for Nikki as she deserves a better outcome than dying in pain or being euthanized over something stupidly simple as a little bit of money.
The number we are reaching for is $2,000, and that is not entirely unobtainable. The surgery will provide a great chance of survival, very little risk.
I thank you all for your time in reading our story.