Always Believe In, Magic!

$1,160 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 10 months

I know that everyone​ believes that their dog is the best dog in the world and I believe that everyone is right. My dog, Magic has been my saving grace...He was a gift to me, a gift that I received a year and day before I lost my father to a sudden massive heart attack...He was the reason that I was never alone, the reason that I never gave up...Magic rushed into my life like a ray of light, full of energy, he made me want to be better, he made me want to live...And, for me, he made every day worth living, he added a spark of, well, Magic. A year and a half ago, Magic was diagnosed with discospondylitis, a very rare and serious bone infection, I was beside myself...Throughout his life, Magic has received the best care...raw fed, limited vaccines, no flea or tick poison, I was assured that this had nothing to do with my choices for him, still I felt baffled...Some people told me that I was crazy, this infection was serious and very costly but I made the choice to save him, several months and $8500 later, Magic had come thorough with flying colors...In seeing him you would never believe what he had gone though. This January, shortly after Magic's tenth birthday he was diagnosed with vestibular disorder. He was walking oddly and so the vet looked him over, we had no reason to believe​ that anything else was wrong, but he was not recovering in a timely fashion and so I took him for an MRI and then, well, Magic was diagnosed with two brain masses, one in his nasal passage and one at the base of his brain, the one at the base of the brain was beginning to press into his spine and causing the symptoms that resembled vestebuler disorder (loss of balance, head tilt)...If you have ever loved another, more than yourself you could imagine the horror...When my husband and I were able to pull ourselves off of the floor we took action and met with the wonderful team at VCC Hope on Narwalk CT. Magic will get everything that he needs but we need help....If you could be part of our journey and help us it this process we will be eternally greatful...This past December we bought our first home, we are kind of broke, the first thing that we did when we bought that home was gated a yard, for Magic. We will be moving this July, PLEASE PLEASE help us to help him to enjoy that yard, with your help he can do this, after all, he is, Magic.


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Yesterday evening Magic pasted peacefully in our arms. He began to decline and could no longer get up on his own. In the last couple of days he was hardly able to walk. Often we would come home to him crying and laying in his own mess. We'd of gladly cleaned him forever but he was so sad. When we would try to move him or help him up he would cry and scream...we could not allow him to suffer. We also could not allow him to find out what would happen next. Thank you so much for you kindness and generosity. Even though Magic isn't here, physically he will always be with us. Please don't ever stop believing in Magic...my belief, my connection changed my whole life, in the best way. If love could have saved him, if anything could have saved him, he'd have lived forever.
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Yesterday morning was scary. He was very dehydrated, and looked awful. He had a very upset stomach the night before, diarrhea. I couldn't give him much because of the treatment...they gave him fluids when it was over. He ate and drank when we came home, at first I didn't think that he was going to eat and I was not going to force him, as I can't imagine someone forcing me if I were in his shoes but he did. Then we napped and he looks a lot better. Thankfully. He very willingly and happily ate dinner. Next week is the last treatment, they'll do a scan a few weeks later, as the radiation continues to work after it's completed.
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Update on Magic.

Magic has had and MRI, then 2 treatments, after that he had a CT scan which showed reduction in the masses, this past weekend he had another treatment and will have 3 treatments in the upcoming weeks.

He is holding his own, the treatments have not not made him sick, and we have seen some pretty impressive results; almost no head tilt (which was happening​ as a result of the pressure from the mass in the base of his brain), almost no hacking or reverse sneezing (which was happening as a result of the tumor in his nasal passage). Most importantly, Magic is happy, eating and active. The odd thing​ about this is that they do not believe the tumors to be related. And so a dog that has had limited vaccines, no flea or tick chemicals, raw fed, never even had tap water has two unrelated brain masses, that part really throws me for a loop....Anyway, your continued support is very much appreciated. Above all please keep believing in Magic.
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Raised by 29 people in 10 months
Created April 9, 2017
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AC
$50
Alyssa Cicalese
9 months ago

Im so sad for you Danielle. Rest easy, Magic.

MM
$30
Marcel Matei
9 months ago
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We wish you all the best !!!

BL
$50
Bridget Long
9 months ago
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Hope from Jean, Bridget and Rumor

NN
$20
Nickalina Nessine
10 months ago
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Good Luck Magg! Love you guys<3

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