Help Roxy's Glaucoma go away for good!

$595 of $950 goal

Raised by 21 people in 43 months
Carlos Dominguez   HOMESTEAD, FL

I adopted/rescued Roxy at the local county shelter in early October 2012. Despite knowing much about Cocker Spaniels and their eye issues, I decided to keep Roxy anyway. I would always take her out to the dog parks every weekend to play fetch and I came to notice that if I threw the ball at a certain angle, she wouldn't see it. On the day of Thanksgiving, completely out of nowhere, her right eye had gotten really swollen with lots of discharge. After dishing out $300-400 in ER/Vet visits, she was diagnosed with primary glaucoma in her right eye and at the same time I found her left eye had a cataract that pretty much made her half-blind until the glaucoma came around. I've spent $500 alone treating the glaucoma and it's no longer an issue for her now. If money was no object, I would have had that cataract removed from her left eye to at least partially restore her vision which is why I turned to this website to seek help on getting funding for her cataract surgery. I cannot no longer sit on the sidelines and watch my dog mope in depression because she can't play like all the other regular dogs and/or watch her run aimlessly into objects around her! Please note that canine cataract surgery can cost up to $3000 per eye so any donation is greatly appreciated!!


Roxy also appreciates it and says "RANK ROO!!!!!"

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Update 4
42 months ago
Roxy went to the vet today to test her vision in her left eye. Prognosis wasn't good; she is deemed blind due to pupil distortion from the cataract. Only option now is to remove both of her eyes surgically (enucleation) to avoid the onslaught of glaucoma attacking the left eye (which is already showing symptoms) so far it stands $300-600 each eye for surgical removal; $900 each eye to put in prosthetics. This procedure will ensure Roxy will never suffer from excruciating pain or diseases from BOTH EYES for the rest of her life! Again please show your support by donating and sharing this with your family and friends.

Thank you!
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Update 3
42 months ago
View donation packages on my Pinterest boards:

Package 1 (poster options A or B):
http://pinterest.com/pin/125256433358293907/
http://pinterest.com/pin/125256433358293905/

Package 2: (posters options A or B and graphic tee A or B):
http://pinterest.com/pin/125256433358293900/
http://pinterest.com/pin/125256433358293897/
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Update 2
43 months ago
Per my Vet's request, I checked Roxy's eye with a light and unfortunately the cataract has harden to the point of ruining her pupil...it will not constrict or dilate. I will divert her donations to remove her eyes and replace them with prosthetics since she can still get glaucoma in that eye along with other serious eye issues plus excruciating pain that doesn't go away until the eye is removed. :(

I am so sad that it is too late to save her vision but at least I can approve her quality of life pain-free.
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Update 1
43 months ago
Hi Everyone!
If you could, please help me in reaching our goal in getting Roxy her cataract surgery to restore her vision! Any amount will help and be greatly appreciated!
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$595 of $950 goal

Raised by 21 people in 43 months
Created February 10, 2013
SS
$25
shadia saba
42 months ago

I hope she gets better soon.

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Susan Snow
42 months ago
$50
Erin Ryan
42 months ago

Jorge & I hopes Roxy gets her surgery soon!!! Our friend went through this recently with her dog, Ruby :-( She's doing great now though! kisses to Roxy!

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CT
$25
Cedric Tineo
42 months ago

Hey Carlos, give us an update - when is the operation taking place?

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$25
MIGZ FREIRE
42 months ago

Me and 'Los go back to our Ai days. He's a good dude and if he's doing all THIS for his canine companion, imagine what he does for his friends and family. Just saying. PEACE.

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Ingrid Orozco
42 months ago
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Elisabeth Lynch
42 months ago
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42 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$25
Jonas Moreno
42 months ago
$30
Cedric Tineo
42 months ago
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