Kendal has always had such admirable eyes. There is so much soul behind them.
Update : Hello Everyone ! We are extremely overjoyed and filled with heart- felt gratitude to say that we have succeeded our goal. Thank you to those who have donated and continue to donate. We are keeping the campaign live until our vet appointment this week. Anything else given will go towards Kendal’s 8 prescriptions that will need to be replenished in the near future. Kind regards - Jacqueline & Brody
First of all, thank you for taking the time to view our campaign. Although Kendal’s story is sad, it means a lot to share his wonderful spirit with you. We wanted to be transparent by sharing the quote from our referral to a veterinary eye surgeon. We have rounded up our goal to account for medications that may be needed afterwards, which are not included in the estimate. We invite you to follow our journey below.
Kendal was born with a hereditary condition that inhibits tear production. The lack of tear production creates a sort of autoimmune response that causes inflammation in his eyes. We have gone through various treatment journeys to get to these diagnoses, and Kendal was brave the whole way. We have two medications that we give him daily to combat the symptoms and he will continue to need treatment for the rest of his life. During the consultation before the potential surgery, he was diagnosed with an ulcer in his eye, and he was prescribed six more medications to prevent the ulcer from worsening.
This addition to his usual prescriptions has been financially straining as well. Every day we are diligent in giving him the medicine he needs and the love that comes with it. Surgery is looking like the potential future and we are just hoping to find some kind hearts. Whether you have met Kendal before, or you are another pet-lover that could give a lending hand.
Kendal expresses dichromia, meaning that one eye is brown and the other is blue. Sadly, his right eye was found to have an ulcer due to a predisposition common to his breed. Help us save his beautiful baby blue! The ulcer has developed suddenly in a short period of time, which leads to the urgency of this campaign. His condition was unexpected, as we have been managing his eyes daily, and it is circumstantial with the turn of the seasons. If not treated, the ulcer can lead to detrimental damage, vision impairment, and even blindness.
We carry ourselves with a lot of pride, and it is hard sometimes to ask for help, but for Kendal’s well being, we are setting those feelings aside. Dealing with his recovery, treatment, and on-going prescriptions ourselves has been tough financially and emotionally – As pet parents, we always do the best we can, and we do get by, however, at this time we are recovering from our own hardships as well – one of us recently underwent an invasive surgery of our own. The immediacy of the grafting eye surgery is one of the main reasons for this campaign, as we are saving up all that we can in the moment.
Kendal is a five year old, adventurous Siberian husky. He also has a soft, intuitive side, and has been a major emotional support for his loved ones and our little family. He has seen us through illness: physical and mental, and through every day life. He is always patient and unconditionally comforting. He loves the urban life, and has also been a camp dog, fond of country life; he is very versatile that way. Tennis balls are his favourite, along with a good, stinky bone. We would love nothing more than for him to continue to view the world in the way that he always has. Any small donation, or sharing of this campaign would be so deeply appreciated.
Hopefully we have captured a little piece of Kendal’s spirit for you:
- Kayla Hancock
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