Daisy needs your help!!


Daisy, the morning after her first surgery
9/1/00
From the wonderpuppy.net webmaster:
Cathy has been trying to save this poor cocker baby for a short while now. Daisy is a 10 year old cocker who's inner ears have been so neglected, they literally calcified, and turned to stone. Because Daisy's temperament is so sweet, she is trying her all to save her.  She had severe surgery yesterday to repair one ear, the outcome is still uncertain. Below I have copied a couple of posts Cat has made to the Acme dog house board. Donations are needed to help pay for Daisy's vet bills,  can you help? Note: all italic comments are mine.



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.....
Waiting in a room Dr. Gibson came in and I told him how I got Daisy, and all I have tried to do for her ears, naming all the meds, and all the extra time in cleaning her ears... He put her on a table and she snuggled right up against his pocket, and he said, "Oh you found the dog treats!" He gave her one and then I lifted one ear and then another. He sat down on his stool, hung his head, took a deep breath and said, "Cathy we need to put her to sleep" I broke down and cried like a fool. I said why?? I am willing to work with her, she is so sweet and loving. He said the whole inside of both ear have calcified shut like stone. I knew the inside of the ears were hard but I didn't know it was this bad, no meds will cure what ails this sweet dog. The surgery for her ears would run me between 1200.00 to 1500.00 . He doesn't even do this type of surgery. She would have to go to OSU, and then no guarantees she would live threw this at her age...

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..
They all (all the staff) said she is just too sweet to put to sleep. I already knew that, and if I had the money, I would have seen to it she had that surgery. But I borrow from Peter to pay Paul, to keep my rescue going... I am always in the Neg...

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.
Here is Dr. Gibson's  address:

Northgate Animal Hospital
8668 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, Ohio 45424
937- 236-8070

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....
Thank you for all for everything.... 
Cathy & Daisy 



So now we have done the surgery to one ear and hope she will make it!!! 

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