Please help me fight my illness

£1,225 of £2,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 35 months
My name is Louis and I am 5 years old, I live with my Mum and Dad and the pain in the bottom called Olga!

I would like to ask if you would help my Mum and Dad pay for my treatment, as I am fighting Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia, my Mum found out my insurance won't cover me because I've had a similar symptom in the past :(

I will give you all big kisses if you can help me, I also write a blog about my life and how happy I am, and I just want to get better and go home. 

I am currently at Rutland House Veterinary Hospital being well looked after by everyone, the treatment is very expensive but it could save my life. I really want to get better and come home, because I miss my family so much.
              
Me and Olga found our forever home through FOND (Friends of Northern Doberman), Auntie Pam promised us she would find us an amazing home and that's what she did. I chose my Mum and Dad in March 2012, and have an amazing life, and an amazing family. So please help me if you can.

Thank you lots of love Louis xxxxxx

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Update 45
Posted by Louis Birtwistle
28 months ago
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Hi it's over a month now since we lost Louis, as you can imagine we are all still very sad however Olga really wasn't coping. We had to do something to help Olga, we found out that a beautiful boy called Troy had come into FONDS care. We went to visit our friends as FOND and Troy came home with us, this is their blog I hope you can all follow them, and keep up to date with how Olga is doing.

http://olgaandtroy.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you to every one you helped Louis, we really cannot thank you enough.

xxx
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Update 44
Posted by Louis Birtwistle
29 months ago
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It is with a very heavy heart that I have to say Louis passed away in his sleep this morning at Rutland House.

He spared us having to make the horrible decision to put him to sleep, and he battled on till the very end, we were with him yesterday and he knew he was loved so very much,

Thank you to everyone who donated and supported us through this horrendous disease. We just wish we had been able to beat it.
Love Louis Mum
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Update 43
Posted by Louis Birtwistle
29 months ago
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Wooooofffff everyone Louis here….

I’ve just got back from Rutland, my Mum came to collected me because Dad has gone monstering.

I wanted to go with him but I wasn’t feeling too good, I was really tired, I think it was because me and Dad stayed up watching the men running around chasing a ball in the box in the corner until it was light this morning.
Dad was telling me about this Red Man called Klopp, he said when I lick my chops I make a ‘klopping sound’ – rude or what! – he also said he has been buying lots of red men recently and that we were going to be better this year. I thought, wow another man needing red men, I wonder if he goes to see Stefano at Rutland??

When we got to Rutland I just wanted to lie on the floor and cool down because I was really hot. I didn’t see Stefano sneak up on me, but I smelt the duck sausages in his pocket just before he got me hehhehe… It took me a while to get up, because for some reason I no longer have nice ankles, they are all puffy, Mum said I have Cankels now!! she’s a cheeky thing! When I got up I looked down and instead of seeing my big paws all I saw were 2 columns with nails at the bottom!! What had happened I’d only been asleep for 5 mins!, and in that space of time I had grown elephant legs! Once I hobbled into Stefano’s room, he looked at my gums and said “Louis Louis Louis, they are not good” - Well hello to you as well Stefano!!! That is going to cost you in treats now!

We went in the room with the moving walls, and then into the spinning room, my new friend Vicky gave me some chicken whilst Stefano nipped me for some of my red men. After a little while, he came back into the room and said “Come on Louis lets go and see your Mum and Dad”, that didn’t sound good.

When we went back into the room where Mum and Dad were, Stefano said I only had 13 red men left (PCV 13%), Mum’s eyes started to leak straight away and Dad just hugged me, Stefano said nothing was working. I looked at Dad and ‘Klopped’ I said “What about going to the same place where he got his red men from, because you said they will be better this year?”

Dad said Stefano needed to go to the transfer market and buy me some red men  Yesssssssssss that’s the way to go Dad. Stefano also mention some new sweeties but they are only sold in the place where someone called Micky Mouse lives? Micky – Mouse?? I’m not eating mouse food! Could you imagine how big my ears will go!! I could end up with ears like Olga!! Have I not suffered enough!!!

I’m going to have some tea and a nice sleep, I'm going to look after my new 23 red men (PCV 23%) I hope Mum doesn’t want to stay up late tonight, I could sleep forever…. I better not let Mum hear me saying that!

Love Louis and Olga
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Update 42
Posted by Louis Birtwistle
29 months ago
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Hi Everyone Louis's mum here....

Super quick update:

Louis is back in Rutland after his PCV levels dropped to 13% this morning, he's currently waiting for yet another blood transfusion.

It seems like this nasty disease isn't ready to let go of him yet, and it's feeling like it never will. I'm finding myself becoming jealous of healthy pink gummed dogs I see, I've even asked Olga why she couldn't help Louis, why did she have to have the wrong blood!.. she soon drags me back to normal by trying to give me a good wash!

Stefano leaves Rutland on Thursday for his new job down south, but he's still trying to find something that will jolt Louis's body back into leaving his red blood cells alone.

He's found a paper about a drug used in America that acts like a Trojan horse when it enters the body, basically it's sneaks up on the cells that are killing his red blood cells and destroys them, but and there's always a but, he's not sure he can even get hold of this drug, or how much it will cost. So we asked for a blood transfusion to buy Louis a bit of time until Stefano can see if he can get this drug.

Hopefully I can pick Louis up tonight and bring him home.

Love Louis Mum

xxxxxxx
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Anne Pipouille
34 months ago

Unfortunately I can't afford giving money cause I'm invalidated an d received very very few. But I am with all my heart with this poor baby.

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AB
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Anne Bardell
30 months ago
VP
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Vally Dal Pra
30 months ago

Bingo says please hurry up and get better.

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Anonymous
30 months ago
KH
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Kim Hammond
30 months ago
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From me to you Louis with love and big hugs xxxxx

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Paula Scholes
31 months ago
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SR
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Sandra Ridings
33 months ago
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BG
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Bruno Graham
33 months ago
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Hello Louis, Bruno here. We met at Aunty Pam's when I was leaving for my new home. I've nicked the old man's credit card to send you an Easter pressie as we aren't allowed easter eggs. How come they can scoff chocolate but say it's bad for us dogs. Hope you feel better soon. Your pal Bruno.

VP
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Vally Dal Pra
33 months ago

Fight the fight Louis !!! Love Bingo

CE
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Christina Elliott
33 months ago
KH
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Kim Hammond
34 months ago
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Keep fighting dear brave beautiful Louis Chin up Louis Mum & Dad, stay strong xx

Anne Pipouille
34 months ago

Unfortunately I can't afford giving money cause I'm invalidated an d received very very few. But I am with all my heart with this poor baby.

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