Emergency Medical Help for Cooper

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Raised by 431 people in 37 months
Dina Iodice
on behalf of Valerie Foran
 CARVER, MA
This site was suggested to me to help my friend be able to pay for emergency medical expenses for her dog, Cooper.  
     Last night she and Cooper were victims of a vicious attack in her home by her boyfriend . He  tied them up and periodically beat her and her dog  thru out the night. Unfortunately for Cooper, he was left in near death condition. 
     These two are like family to me. Cooper is like a child to her.  I can't imagine what it was like for my friend and her dog to be stuck in that room with each other and not be able to do anything for the other.  
      The man has been arrested , but Cooper sustained multiple internal injuries. He is in critical but stable condition. They will be watching him closely overnight and for the next few days.  The vet hospital gave her a rough estimate of $4-6000, depending on how tonight goes.

The Carver ACO,  The Animal Rescue of Boston, and the vet hospital all suggested to find a way to raise funds and as quickly as possible given Coopers critical condition. Please help us get Cooper back to his healthy self! Any amount would be greatly appreciated!


**UPDATE 6/7/16**

Coopers creatine levels continue to rise despite aggresive medical treatment. He is in acute kidney failure, borderline chronic kidney failure. In both cases Dialysis is being discussed to save his life. The costs for this can reach anywhere from $5,000 to 10,000.  We are reaching out to as many organizations as possible to hopefully gather more funds. Please continue donate, every little helps! Also, please continue to share this page so we can get the word out!

**UPDATE 6/8/16** 

Thank you everyone for your prayers, well wishes, and generosity! Coopers creatine levels did not rise yesterday, however the level they are at is still extremely dangerous. The vets are trying everything they can, but if his level stays at this level or starts rising again he is going to end up needing dialysis. As of yesterday his vet bill is $6800, they gave us a new estimate which is for another 3 days at the hospital. His care is averaging $1500 a day. The new estimate is for the hospital stay&care is now up to $11,250. If dialysis is needed that is anywhere from $5000-$10,000. Every dollar helps and if you cant donate PLEASE share this page. Please keep praying for Cooper. He is loved by so many and we all want him to pull thru this.
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A message from Coopers Mom: Sorry for taking so long to get an update sent out, life has been pretty hectic. Thank you SO very much for every single donation & everyones thoughts, prayers, & kind words. Everyones generosity & prayers for sure helped save Coopers life. We encountered pure evil that night, but the outpouring of support has helped me to remember there is far more good people in this world than there is evil.

Cooper is doing awesome! After a few weeks of subcutaneous fluids, his kidney values remained stable while slowly weaning him down. Last Tuesday (19th) was the last time he had it done, and on Friday evening they were still within the normal range. We have a follow up appointment later on this week to make sure they are still within the normal range. Depending on those results, we will figure out how often & for how long he should be monitored.

Cooper is back to his happy go lucky self, and I am so ecstatic that he doesn't seem to have any fear of people, men included, which was one of my biggest worries. It puts a smile on my face seeing him run around the yard with his sister Callie, and being bossy over his "chest scratches" from me & almost anyone he encounters. Seeing him this was now really helps me get thru when I'm struggling with this nightmare. I was terrified I would never see him like this again, and he is recovering so well that it reminds me in time I will recover just as well!
What a difference!
My sweet boy!
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Cooper has been home for a little over a week now. His appetite is improving very well, and gaining weight. After being weaned down to 250ml of fluids last weekend his kidney levels went out of the normal range. They moved him back up to 500ml on Monday in hope that his kidneys just need some more time to completely heal. That did put it back in the normal range when rechecked on Thursday. He is going back in for bloodwork on Tuesday. The vet said it's still a possibility that he could have life long kidney disease. Please continue to keep Cooper and his mom in your thoughts and prayers!
curled up ready for a nap!
Trooper Cooper & Momma
Cooper with Momma & sister Callie
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Cooper came home last night! We are all thrilled, especially his sister Callie, whose butt/tail was wagging a mile a minute the second she saw him in the car and followed him around all night! Cooper will be supervised by the vet on an outpatient basis, and its a good possibility that this will have minimal to no long term effects. Will try to get some good pictures of him tomorrow to post.
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Again want to thank everyone for their support, generosity, thoughts & prayers. Cooper is doing incredible! He is back to his normal self, saying hi to everyone (humans & dogs) he encounters, wagging his tail, playing with toys, has a spark in his eyes. If it weren't for everyones donations, we never could have got Cooper the care he needed. The doctors are still are monitoring his kidney levels and adjusting fluids until he is at an amount that he can come home. He will still need fluids at home and monitoring for some time. The vets seem optimistic that this should have minimal effect on his health long term. Should hopefully be home within a couple of days!. When he is will post another update, with pictures!! <3 Dina, Valerie, Cooper, & family
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Eve Montagna
37 months ago
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There is a fund to help defray medical costs for abuse cases. Not sure if it applies to shelters only, but you may want to check it out. http://americanhumane.org/animals/shelter-services/secondchance-fund/

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Vicki L. Bardash Garrett
37 months ago
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If the ex has been arrested, be sure charges include restitution to be paid for medical. Sending prayers. Also check Police Department and prosecutors office to see if they have victims funds that can help.

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Valerie Foran
37 months ago
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I would first like to thank everyone for their well wishes, prayers, and generosity. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. As of yesterday afternoon Cooper is still in critical but stable condition. He is alert and moving around a little. The biggest concern is still his kidneys. Right now they can't be sure that this is only an acute kidney injury or if this could end up being an injury that could affect him for the rest of his life. He will be at the hospital at least for a few more days. I will update again when I have the opportunity.

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Christina Conway
37 months ago
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I also have been the victim of domestic abuse...but never before have I seen the horror of what was done to this poor defenseless animal, Please follow the link I am sharing with you, as they help with animals that are caught in domestic violence cases. Hugs...Please keep us posted on Coopers condition. https://redrover.org/domestic-violence-and-pets

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Lisa Salmon Foran
37 months ago
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Thank you to all the wonderful people that have donated. You are amazing. ❤️

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Heather McCarron Allard
36 months ago
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I'm glad the increased fluids helped Cooper. My first rescue dog had kidney disease (age related) and I did some research on diets that could help. Here's an article I wrote about it - it helped him so much and reversed the kidney disease. We did the beef and rice one, but we cooked the beef and the eggs in the recipe. Thought this diet might help Cooper and be extra gentle on his healing kidneys. XO http://themogulmom.com/2012/03/saving-simba-on-faith-intuition-and-nutrition/

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Denice Robichaud
37 months ago
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Valerie, I'm praying for you both. I hope the person that did this will never be allowed into your life ever again. You have a voice but Cooper does not and he depends on you to keep him safe. People who react with this kind of violence will never change. Please don't ever give him another chance to hurt either one of you again!

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Jesica Ellis
37 months ago
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Wish i could donate but i jus dont have it right now. But i am so glad to see that community has come together to help u both out. Hope he's feeling better soon xoxo

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Karen M. Cavaleri
37 months ago
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Thinking of you both! Stay strong!

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Chris Irving
37 months ago
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Stay strong Val...we are all pulling for Cooper...lots of prayers for you and Cooper...

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Lisa Marie Daniel
35 months ago
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Just so glad to hear how well he's doing and to see that smiling face. I hope you will be able to make a full recovery too in time. Be well.

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Lisa Liss
35 months ago
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See what team work, prayers, and a dog can do. Dogs are amazing

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Phyllis Rayca
35 months ago
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Yee-haaahhhh! SUCH a great update! Dina Iodice, you are such a good friend to Valerie and Cooper, thank you for keeping everyone updated on how the two of them are doing! Valerie, you're a true daughter of Bodicca, and Cooper is such a good boy!

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Kristiana Furtado
35 months ago
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So happy to hear good news about your baby boy! Here's to him growing stronger and stronger! You are both amazingly strong beings. ♥

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Ann Weeks
36 months ago
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I thought this might help you or someone else also. Sometimes we are not in a position to help in another way. I will pray for you and your dog though. http://www.thepetfund.com/for-pet-owners

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Susan Llewellyn
36 months ago
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I am so happy to hear how well cooper is doing. His is taking care of his little angel on earth!

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Phyllis Rayca
36 months ago
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So glad he's continuing to recover well! Not surprised that he had some fluctuation in his kidney function values, sort of expected that to happen at least once...that they normalized when he had his fluids increased again is good news, though. :) Thanks for posting pictures of him, you and Callie, too--the Tough Trio! You all look great, and how cute that you and Cooper both have freckles!

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Christine Reed Harrison
36 months ago
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Valerie, I so hope things are going well with Cooper now that he's home. I know he's so happy to be home again. Cooper has many new friends now!

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Lisa Marie Daniel
36 months ago
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So happy to hear Cooper is going to be ok. Take care of yourself too!

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Michele Martin
36 months ago
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I am so excited and relieved to hear Cooper is home. How wonderful!!!!! Praying for you and Cooper to be blessed with healing, safety, and peace. So sorry for all you have been through. I don't know you guys personally but was so moved when I saw your story on FB. So pleased to hear you have him home with you again!!

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Carol Chaisson
35 months ago
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The Lord has done Great things for Cooper and I thank Him and pray that He continues to heal coopers Mom and always keeps them both SAFE from harm!!

KW
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Karen Walazek
35 months ago
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MM
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Mary Meekins
35 months ago
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Elise Poulain
35 months ago
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I love anyone who loves their dog this much! You must be a very good person. I hope you both recover not just physically, but also mentally. That can sometimes have longer lasting effects. Stay strong and remember to love yourself more than anyone else ever will. You may have updated on this already, but I hope you prosecute the hell out of that pos.

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Anonymous
36 months ago
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CC
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Colin Campbell
36 months ago
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LD
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Linda Deveaux
36 months ago
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CC
$25
carol chaisson
36 months ago
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Still Praying for Cooper and Val

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Ann Munson
36 months ago
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I'm so saddened what happen to your precious baby Cooper, I will check back to read his progress. I hope justice will be served for you. Hugs...Ann

BD
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bob dibenedetto
36 months ago
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Once again Hopes and Prayers hugs and pets to Cooper.

Eve Montagna
37 months ago
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There is a fund to help defray medical costs for abuse cases. Not sure if it applies to shelters only, but you may want to check it out. http://americanhumane.org/animals/shelter-services/secondchance-fund/

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Vicki L. Bardash Garrett
37 months ago
8
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If the ex has been arrested, be sure charges include restitution to be paid for medical. Sending prayers. Also check Police Department and prosecutors office to see if they have victims funds that can help.

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Valerie Foran
37 months ago
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5

I would first like to thank everyone for their well wishes, prayers, and generosity. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. As of yesterday afternoon Cooper is still in critical but stable condition. He is alert and moving around a little. The biggest concern is still his kidneys. Right now they can't be sure that this is only an acute kidney injury or if this could end up being an injury that could affect him for the rest of his life. He will be at the hospital at least for a few more days. I will update again when I have the opportunity.

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Christina Conway
37 months ago
4
4

I also have been the victim of domestic abuse...but never before have I seen the horror of what was done to this poor defenseless animal, Please follow the link I am sharing with you, as they help with animals that are caught in domestic violence cases. Hugs...Please keep us posted on Coopers condition. https://redrover.org/domestic-violence-and-pets

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Lisa Salmon Foran
37 months ago
3
3

Thank you to all the wonderful people that have donated. You are amazing. ❤️

+ Read More
Heather McCarron Allard
36 months ago
2
2

I'm glad the increased fluids helped Cooper. My first rescue dog had kidney disease (age related) and I did some research on diets that could help. Here's an article I wrote about it - it helped him so much and reversed the kidney disease. We did the beef and rice one, but we cooked the beef and the eggs in the recipe. Thought this diet might help Cooper and be extra gentle on his healing kidneys. XO http://themogulmom.com/2012/03/saving-simba-on-faith-intuition-and-nutrition/

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Denice Robichaud
37 months ago
2
2

Valerie, I'm praying for you both. I hope the person that did this will never be allowed into your life ever again. You have a voice but Cooper does not and he depends on you to keep him safe. People who react with this kind of violence will never change. Please don't ever give him another chance to hurt either one of you again!

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Jesica Ellis
37 months ago
2
2

Wish i could donate but i jus dont have it right now. But i am so glad to see that community has come together to help u both out. Hope he's feeling better soon xoxo

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Karen M. Cavaleri
37 months ago
2
2

Thinking of you both! Stay strong!

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Chris Irving
37 months ago
2
2

Stay strong Val...we are all pulling for Cooper...lots of prayers for you and Cooper...

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Lisa Marie Daniel
35 months ago
1
1

Just so glad to hear how well he's doing and to see that smiling face. I hope you will be able to make a full recovery too in time. Be well.

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Lisa Liss
35 months ago
1
1

See what team work, prayers, and a dog can do. Dogs are amazing

+ Read More
Phyllis Rayca
35 months ago
1
1

Yee-haaahhhh! SUCH a great update! Dina Iodice, you are such a good friend to Valerie and Cooper, thank you for keeping everyone updated on how the two of them are doing! Valerie, you're a true daughter of Bodicca, and Cooper is such a good boy!

+ Read More
Kristiana Furtado
35 months ago
1
1

So happy to hear good news about your baby boy! Here's to him growing stronger and stronger! You are both amazingly strong beings. ♥

+ Read More
Ann Weeks
36 months ago
1
1

I thought this might help you or someone else also. Sometimes we are not in a position to help in another way. I will pray for you and your dog though. http://www.thepetfund.com/for-pet-owners

+ Read More
Susan Llewellyn
36 months ago
1
1

I am so happy to hear how well cooper is doing. His is taking care of his little angel on earth!

+ Read More
Phyllis Rayca
36 months ago
1
1

So glad he's continuing to recover well! Not surprised that he had some fluctuation in his kidney function values, sort of expected that to happen at least once...that they normalized when he had his fluids increased again is good news, though. :) Thanks for posting pictures of him, you and Callie, too--the Tough Trio! You all look great, and how cute that you and Cooper both have freckles!

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Christine Reed Harrison
36 months ago
1
1

Valerie, I so hope things are going well with Cooper now that he's home. I know he's so happy to be home again. Cooper has many new friends now!

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Lisa Marie Daniel
36 months ago
1
1

So happy to hear Cooper is going to be ok. Take care of yourself too!

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Michele Martin
36 months ago
1
1

I am so excited and relieved to hear Cooper is home. How wonderful!!!!! Praying for you and Cooper to be blessed with healing, safety, and peace. So sorry for all you have been through. I don't know you guys personally but was so moved when I saw your story on FB. So pleased to hear you have him home with you again!!

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