Help stabilise Max so he becomes pain free❤️

Meet Max! He is a nearly 11 year old Labrador. Max is so special to me, my dad got us him when he found out his melanoma was terminal when I was 15 years old. The last 3 years has been difficult. We have nearly lost him a handful of times, from pancreatitis, colitis,  and haemorrhage gastroenteritis, multiple times a year, and he then developed arthritis. We have spent over £5,000.00 just in the last few years on treatment for him, we are unable to get insurance as he’s had some kind of tummy problem since he was little. We had a devastating diagnosis at the beginning of the year, Max developed diabetes, caused by the damage in his pancreas from his other conditions. This is such a difficult disease. I am 25 years old and my life is Max. I don’t go out as I care for him full time, making sure he eats his meals to have his insulin, ensuring his sugars are normal throughout the day, and still making sure he gets up to move about every few hours to help his legs. A few days ago we discovered his arthritis has gone into his spine. I know what you’re thinking, he’s an old boy, it’s cruel to keep him here. I know when my boy is ready and that’s definitely not yet. He is still such a happy, cheeky boy and still loves playing with his friends and throwing his treat ball around. The monthly costs at the moment are around £500.00 for all his medication. But as his arthritis is getting worse, it’s throwing his sugars off also, we can’t get his diabetes stabilised and need to see a specialist, which is expensive, also the added painkillers he is now on and he needs hydrotherapy, laser therapy and a physio. For a 25 year old the costs are extreme and I am in thousands of pounds of debt and I’m running out of places to borrow money from. Max is my best friend and I refuse to give up on him. Any help would be massively appreciated, to help get my boy stabilised and pain free in his final years❤️
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Bethany Sowersby 
Hull, UK
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