Ein the Corgis Battle for Health



Hi, we are David & Meg Wyble, doggie parents of Ein the Corgi.

Ein came into our lives in November 2011 as a puppy, after my wife and I bought our first house. As we have no children as of yet, he is our child and has brought much joy to us each day. He comes running to the fence or the door when one of us comes home and like a child, loves to get into trouble. He has become the "Enforcer" in our house with keeping the cats in line and of course, us.



He has an amazing personality the just makes people laugh and want to hug him. And he absolustely loves children. He has always accompanied me to the pea patch to help me plant veggies or dig up weeds. To him, digging up everything was preferred, specially the carrots which he loves. Or sharking raspberries from the stalks. 



About a month ago, Ein, our two and half year old corgi, started having problems breathing through his nose and sounded like he was snoring a lot. We took him to our vet, Dr. Mangat at Algona Animal Hospital, who we've been with since 2005. Ein had a fever and his breathing was a bit labored so we were prescribed some antibiotics and benadryl. Five days later, he was still not better and brought him back. His fever was gone and Dr. Mangat performed a bronchial scope to look for a blockage. Not seeing anything, he gave us some prednisone to try and help reduce swelling to see if that improved his breathing. 

Five more days and Ein seemed worse, I tried to call our normal vet and he had gone out of town for the weekend. So I called Urban Animal of Seattle who ran a blood profile and found his white blood cell count to be 31000. A dog of his size should only have 17000. At this time he directed us to the specialists at ACCES.

The consensus at the time was that Ein had some sort of blockage, more than likely from an inhaled seed or foxtail. The doctor said we needed to do a rhinoscopy to check out the problem and the news was not good. He had a mass in the caudal area of the nasal passage that was blocking his breathing through his nose. A biopsy was attempted but only a needle core biopsy was successful, which came back inconclusive. 

So a CT scan was ordered, and we found out that it was surgically possible to remove most of the growth for a biopsy to see what we are dealing with here. 

We are now at that point, we need to do surgery and we have spent quite a bit of money and are now humbly asking for help. What we are asking for is only a portion of what we have paid for out of pocket, but it's starting to become financially stressful. ***Update 4/24 - We have been given an estimate of approximately $3500 for the surgery.***

We are not sure if this is cancer, a tumor, or an abcess/cyst, we are hoping for the best. As the doctors have said, he's a young dog, so seeing cancer in this young of a dog is extremely rare. They are thinking it could be some sort of infectious process due to a foreign object that the body has encapsulated, but at the same time say we won't know for sure until a biopsy is performed. 

So Meg and I ask you to help if you can. Any bit will help relieve some of the stress from us as we all help Ein battle what ever this is. And I will post updates as well here and on his own page at https://www.facebook.com/EinTheCorgi where you can see more of his pictures too.

If you are unable to help monetarily, please share this page with others on your social network for others to see. 




We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

***Update 4/26***

If you wish to donate directly to the vet, please call ACCES at [phone redacted] and let them know you wish to contribute to Ein Wyble's (y-bull) surgery cost. They will then take your info directly. 

If you would not mind, please message me here so I can add the donation as an offline contribution, unless you wish to remain anonymous. 
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David Wyble Jr 
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Seattle, WA
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