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Dobby's IVDD Journey & Surgery

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Hi, My name is Sydney and I am Dobby's 'mama' Dobby's human ' dad's ' name is Robbie. Dobby has been very loved within our household the last little over 5 years that we have had him. He was born Dec 2018 and my son Jackson was born June 2018. Dobby and my son are very close and because of that I am doing everything in my power to hopefully be able to give Dobby the best chance at recovery and a good life after his surgery. Dobby is also very close with my 3 year old daughter Aria whom loves to give him cuddles and treats! Dobby had IVDD surgery at Bridgeway veternary in new west, BC on June 11th 2024. He was diagnosed with IVDD on June 8th. Initially our first quote from the veterinarian at that time really put a damper on our hearts as it was far too much to even swing ($18,000) . After his CT scan on Monday June 10th I had a great vet dig around and found a cheaper quote for us for the surgery as surgery was clearly his best chance since he was stage 4/5. That quote was within 7-$8000 which we now have to pay off.... it would have been easier for us but earlier this year we had a handful of unexpected and expected / poorly timed expenses come up as families / small business owners do and it was just that - poor timing financially.

Before Dobby's surgery I had already in one weekend spent $2200 on a CT, Vet visits, Meds, Xray and Urinary expression (he cannot pee on his own and was withholding - still is). There were also some other expenses like a larger ' safe' area, a more secure carrier for the car for all the driving back and forth and of course random misc items.

I am hoping to just raise some money to help pay back the surgery bill alongside a bit for his near future care. He will continue to need hand expression for his urine retention until he (hopefully) regains that again on his own, he will need on-going physio therapy, medications, different slings/harnesses and most likely a wheelchair.

As his owners(s) we are very motivated to ensure he has the best chance, and I am currently stepping up and doing all the extra care that he needs. I am determined either way to see this through as long as Dobby is not in pain and he is improving I believe he has a chance at a good quality of the rest of his doggy life with us! He loves just lounging on the couch, cuddling, looking out the window, laying in the grass outside and being very very close to his family.

Anything at all is appreciated and I will be sharing updates along the way on my small business social media account @plannermonkeyco (instagram). I am also going to be releasing some dog breed stickers for sale as another form to raise some extra funds for his expenses. Please follow me there if you are interested at all.

Thank you so much,

Sydney, Robbie, Jackson, Aria and of course Dobby <3



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Sydney Davidson
Aldergrove, BC

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