Daisy needs your help!!
I sit like an empty shell. I hoped and prayed so hard that I would not have to put Daisy to sleep....
I came home today before I was to take Daisy up to Dr. Gibson. I let her out and she ran and played and chased a ball, not your normal 10 year old cocker that has been dumped at a shelter. I keep telling myself this will work out. I will be able to save her and NOT put her down. I put her in my truck and she sat in the front seat like she had sat there all her life, head held high and watching everything that was going on around her..
The closer I got to his office the more I was feeling scared.....
I was so upset and crying so hard I had to leave, I just couldn't take anymore pain. I have put so many dogs to sleep, I couldn't put another dog down...
I cried I have to leave, I have to leave, and ran out the door. I drove like a mad person home, cussing and hating the breath that gives life to the owners of Daisy. How could anyone let a dogs ears get this bad. I just wanted to hurt someone. I wanted to scream. I wanted to hit anyone.... I came home and my hubby held me and I cried more. Then the phone rang. It was Dr. Gibson Office.... When they called I figure they were calling to tell me she went down very easy.......
Tina the vet tech said "Cathy, we haven't put her down yet". I said
WHY?? (as the tears started AGAIN) She said the kennel attendant
named Ann said she want to try to find a home for her with someone who
will pay for the surgery for her ears... I screamed. She said don't
get your hope up too high, Dr. Gibson said he would give them 24 hours
to try to find her a home..
If I have ever ask for ACME prayers, I am begging for them tonight. Please Daisy need a chance to live....
If Daisy could speak she would tell you right now go SMELL your dogs ears. Go clean your dogs ears. Please don't ever second guess your dogs ears.... A person second guessed Daisy's ears, and it still might cost her life...
Again I ask for those prayers, so does Daisy....
Still very confused this morning. I had no idea what could, should, or would be done with her. All I knew was she wasn't going to be PTS last night.
I called at 8 this morning to talk with the staff. They too wasn't real sure what was going on, and would call me later. Still in the pit of my heart I was so afraid she would end up being PTS today...
The call came at 2 this afternoon. For those that do not know, her surgery on her ears was about 1200.00 to 1500.00 for both ears with no guarantee that this would work, since the ears are so bad and closed up all the way. I didn't have that kind of money. My rescue runs on pennies to say the least. They told me that Dr. Gibson would do the surgery at cost, and no pay to him. He will charge me 300.00 to do both her ears!!!! I was crying on the phone. I went to pick Daisy up and she was so happy, just wiggling' around all over, but she shook her head and yellow pus went flying all over me and my front seat of the truck, and I knew I have to get this done soon. OHHH Yuck!
I came home and took pix's of her and her ears on the inside. I will get them done tommorrow, and post them... [this webmaster is way too queasy to put these pictures here - they will be on this site, or accessible through this site, on a later date, with a little help from my friends ].
Now on to the needs of Daisy. I am asking for help for her vet bill. There is a account at Dr. Gibson called the Daisy Fund under Ryan's Dog Rescue. I do not have the 300.00 to save her. We are going to take pictures of the surgery pre, mid, and post-op to show all of you what had to be done to save her life. I then am going to put her story on my web page with a thank-you list to all that helped with her surgery. LM [the queasy webmaster] I am sure will do a bang up job of this on my web page.
They told me tonight that they would cut EVERYTHING out of the ear all the way down to the drum, and then build a new ear canal for her just below the old one.....strange huh? Dr Gibson will do this on his own time.. I am at a loss for words. I just can't believe that yesterday we were going to put her to sleep and today we are going to try to save her life. Dr. Gibson does NOT normally do this surgery but said he would for Daisy.. He said it is a very hard surgery to do, and a LONG surgery!
I can only ask if you folks can help Daisy. I need to raise the 300.00
in about a week or so, to get her started. If ANY of you would like to
help her. I don't care if it is nothing more than a dollar, it would be
a dollar that would drop the balance down to 299.00.
Northgate Animal Hospital
When you send a check make it out to Dr. Gibson and in the lower corner of the check or money order put for "The Daisy Fund" under Ryan's Dog Rescue.
If you are not able to help, I understand. I know your prayers are there
for this sweet girl....
So now we have done the surgery to one ear and hope she will make it!!!