"Here I am at the edge of the water, just barely have my head above and another wave takes me under."
I cannot even begin to wrap my head around this whole situation. It happened all so fast I'm still spinning in this whirlwind. Irie is a true fighter. Shes a boxer by breed, lover at heart. She's been fighting for her health. What started out as what was thought to be a hurt leg from rough play, (she went from limping to not walking at all), which then was thought to possibly be polyarthritis, after bloodwork twice a thought of possibly a rare case of "dealing with a 4 or 5 year old kid with cancer", to maybe an infection of some sort its been nothing but pain, tears and stress for both irie and myself. Shes been to now 3 different hospitals, had two sets of xrays, multiple blood draws, and an abdominal ultrasound. Basically Iries bloodwork came back and her platelet count was almost non existing so the vet was going to try a bone marrow aspiration to check the marrow for cancer. I have already been told that if it does resort to cancer that chemo is not an option due to young age and therefore we'd most likely have to say goodbye to our sweet girl. Before that one doctor believed it may be some kind of infection. She has already had a procedure done to drain the fluid off her "elbow" and that is being sent out for a culture as well and a test that will check for any and all tick born diseases. With all the tests, and continuing to rule out one thing after the other trying to save this little baby from whatever she's fighting, bills have been growing. And as embarrassing as it is for me to even write this, I've always been told that if I need anything to ask for help....and this is me reaching out asking for help.
For those of you who don't know, we had to put down one of our other fur babies just two months before I got Irie. She was just a sweet little girl who was helping me mend a broken heart. She was so full of life and personality from the very first time I met her. She has since grown on me so much that we are almost attached at the hip. She's pretty much my spirit animal and shares a lot of my personality and traits but in dog form. She loves to be outside and active. She loves to be around people, and show them how much she loves them by wet kisses and nibbles. She's a beautiful soul that deserves to live the full life that hopefully lies ahead. She is only 4 months old, and I have only had her for two. Trust me it's definitely been long enough to fall in love, most people do as soon as they see her precious face. We still have a long road to recovery ahead and any help would be more appreciated than I can ever say thank you for. We all are tying to remain hopeful that our baby girl can fight this, so any and all prayers are welcome. We just want our Irie girl home.
Irie: "to be at total peace with your current state of being. The way you feel when you have no worries"
- Amanda Wooten
- Kara Lewis
- Jonathan Cooper
- Jean Tyler