Thursday, November 5, 2009

I Really Could Use Your Help

Sweet Duckie--upon arrival to the rescue in February of this year, she had already had her rear leg removed from being hit by a car. Bloodwork showed that she not only had Heartworm disease, but she was also fighting Lyme disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. If that wasn't enough--Duckie will also need a mastectomy to remove the cancerous masses in her breasts. She is just an amazing little stoic dog and we hope she will be strong enough for her next life saving procedure. Currently Duckie's vet bills are nearly at $1,000. Mastectomy will be another $1,000- $2,000. Life has thrown a few obstacles my way, but I've gotten through each one. I'm not going to let a little thing called cancer get me down!

UPDATE 10-23-09 How about some good news for a change :). After a 7 month battle to fight the heartworm infestation, Lyme disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever--Duckie is finally making some progress! So far the Lyme disease is resolved and the antibodies for he other 2 tick borne illnesses have finally dropped. Duckie is still showing a positive antigen level for heartworm disease- but even at the 6 month mark--considering all the other things she is fighting --that will eventually go negative. We are going to treat her 2 more months on antibiotics and will plan her mastectomy surgery in early 2010. Miss Duckie should be ready for adoption in early Spring 2010!