Our beautiful Labrador is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. I don’t even know at this stage if she is going to make it home alive and I am terrified to say the least.
My in-laws found out and rather than providing emotional support at this time, IMMEDIATELY asked for close to TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS claiming that my father-in-law is having surgery in a week (non life saving).
My husband sees his parents after work practically every single day. They call him all the time. How could they only remember to ask for financial help or mentioning the surgery after being told about our pup?
I respect the fact that to some people, veterinary expenses are a waste of money. But this is what we signed up to the day we decided to own a pet! What exactly would they like me to do- abandon our gorgeous pup and ghost the vet?
My heart is breaking and I honestly cannot believe that I am being put in this financial predicament. It makes me feel sick.
I am genuinely curious what the wonderful Mouths of Mums community would choose- who’s life would you spend the money on?
My in-laws live the most luxurious lifestyle. They’ve got an excellent income. But at the end of the day what matters most to them is what choice I make at times like these.
The pressure is intense. But I know in my soul what I’m decided on and you might even be able to find my choice in an article on the MoM website one day. I am just very curious how other people would balance this situation, and also if you have ever faced anything similar?
Thank you for your answers in advance, I am truly grateful for your time xx
Posted by someonesmother, 4th February 2021