It’s taken me a while to decide whether I should post here or not, but since dogs and bikes is a fairly common combination, I thought I should share and hope for the best.
Basically my dog Bagsy, a 14 year old parsons terrier who was quite youthful inspite of his age until 6 weeks ago, had a spinal stroke which left him unable to walk. He hasn’t been paralysed but the nerve damage affected many parts of his body. 6 weeks later he’s shown some improvement and can turn over on his elbows when in bed and can stand with support but very weak on the rear legs.
Vets wanted me to put him down straight away but given his vitals are perfect and he eats like a pig, I decided to not waste him like that and give him time and the chance to heal.
6 weeks later I’ve been spending money on laser therapy, transport to the therapy centre which is in Hainault, vet visits and medication and daycare, as well as nursing consumables and equipment. Nobody knows how long this will last..bit for as long as both of us can hold up, we’ll keep fighting. He’s the top priority right now.
Tomorrow we’re having a first consultation with a physio and once a small skin infection he has goes away, he will start Hydrotherapy.
He can swim (took him to Hampstead Heath when we had the heatwave a couple of weeks ago) so I’m very positive that he will improve..but it will be a super slow process.
I’ve set up a crowdfunding page and pages on social media to use for advertising, hoping to help support that the insurance won’t cover...which is pretty much everything apart from the vet bills (visits and meds).
So if you can spare a few pounds each, we can give that little chap the chance to get the best treatment and get back up on his feet again.
Sharing all the links below. If you prefer you can also send via PayPal (the crowdfunding keeps a commission of course).
My paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks all and wishing everyone fab rides with your doggos or without them!🙏🏼🐶🐾🚲
Any unused money will go to the Winston’s Wheels charity who kindly lent us a dog wheelchair to help Bagsy.
You should link to this here - https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/165951/?offset=1050#comment14857747
Keep it up with the swimming - Aquatherapy really helped my lab who injured her spine when jumping out of the car and partially lost the use of her rear legs. Don't have much cash spare, so donated today's coffee his way.
Got a first physio consultation today and it went really well. Happy with Bagsy’s progress and now we need to get him back on his feet and re-learn how to use gravity..
Daaaww. Wishing you and Bagsy all the best.
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