Funds for Copper's MRI/treatment
Copper is a 4 year old Doberman who is a registered service and emotional support dog. He began limping slightly in Dec 2017. It has recently flared up and there are times he struggles to walk. They believe it is Wobblers disease which affects the spine and discs but the only true way to tell is with an MRI as well as xrays. He may look like a scary type of dog but he has a heart of gold. We got him when he was just a puppy and he's been blessing our family ever since. My 10 year old son is diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, ADHD, chronic headache disorder, and had nocturnal seizures as a result of uncontrolled anxiety. When we got Copper we expected nothing more than a pet but he became so much more. In 2016 my son was having issues and seeing specialists trying to figure out fatigue, aches, night terrors, headaches, and incontinence along with uncontrolled Behavior. He had sleep studies, various medications as well as testing and diet changes to no avail . One evening Copper begin barking at the door almost insisting I go inside his room . It was then I witnessed my son having a seizure, he was 8 years old and I was terrified . Nothing had shown up on any of his studies or neurological reports as nocturnal seizures are the hardest to diagnose . It happened again a few weeks later and I was able to catch it on camera to show the neurologist and get my son on the proper medication . He is completely managed for seizures at this time thanks to our protector and faithful companion . My son still suffers severe anxiety as result of continued bullying and ptsd and the dog can sense when an anxiety attack is coming . Typically he is able to push his body against my son almost like a weighted blanket or lay on top of him and relieve the anxiety symptoms . Due to the crushing diagnosis of possible wobblers disease that affects a significant amount of Dobermans, he is unable to fully do his job . We need an MRI to determine the best course of treatment for him but the test is very expensive . I'm a single mom working hard to take care of my children and Copper is my best piece of mind for my son . I hate asking for help but my son needs the dog more than I need my pride . If you can see fit to donate anything it will all be greatly appreciated and go towards the cost of his treatment and MRI. Anything above and beyond what we need will be donated to another organization to help another animal in need . Thank you for reading our story *we increased our goal due to the cost quoted to us of the MRI ($2800-3200) which does not include therapy.+ Read More
Copper had an orthopedic consult today and will be going in tomorrow for his diagnostic testing. They will be concentrating on his shoulder as she does not believe this particular issue is wobblers but since they can't rule it out they will take images of the neck and spine as well. Thank you all we hope to have a clear understanding of what is wrong and a treatment plan soon. Connor is so excited that he can help his best friend now
For some reason I cannot comment on donations, so anyone who recently donated we are so thankful for your kindness and I apologize I cannot get it to work to reply personally.
I have tried to say a personal thank you to everyone who has donated and if I miss someone I apologize. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love we have received. We will document coppers progress through the entire journey on his Facebook page and my son will be by his side as he wouldn't have it any other way. Your support and generosity have allowed us to pursue treatments and testing we would not otherwise be able to do. Once Copper is recovered all remaining proceeds will go to other animals who need help just like our Copper did. We know it will be a long road to recovery but all the support is making it easier as my son is seeing the good in the world and that one person, one child, can make a huge positive difference. Thank you all
So everyone interested can watch Coppers progress and treatments, we have a facebook page dedicated for him