Please help Bailey's Humans Pay Her Medical Bills
My name is Robin and this is Bailey. Bailey is a Kelpie, a type of cattle dog. I'm raising funds for her medical bills. These funds will be used to help her live a longer and happier life.
Paying Bailey's medical bills will give Bailey a better quality of life and she will live longer. I have Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, ADHD, as well as Fibromyalgia and arthritis. Bailey is my support dog. She tells me when I need to calm down or when I'm starting to crash and have a devastating mood swing. She comforts me and rarely leaves me. My mother used to ask me why Bailey always follows me into the bathroom, it's because she's keeping an eye on me. I've had my knee replaced twice; it's been Bailey's job to get me up and keep me mobile. Being mobile is one of the things that cattle dogs are especially good at.
Bailey loves to work and she works all the time, it's in her nature. She makes me get up to play and go for walks. She's the best medicine that I have. And she's my best buddy. At night she sleeps stretched across the foot of my bed with her legs over mine or curled up in a ball with her daughter (a loving cat named Savvy who thinks Bailey is her mom). If Bailey were gone... I don't know if I could deal with it. My illnesses could rage out of control because Bailey, well, as I've said, she's my best medicine. These are reasons I need her to have help.
Now, she runs down, then walks back and stops to lay down and have a break well before she's back to us. We don't throw the ball like that anymore. She acts like she has arthritis, just like me, but that's not what it is. Her doctor thinks it might be Cushing's Disease. I don't know what to say about that other than it terrifies me. She's changed so much. It's like she's grown old in a few months. Imagine that you can still walk up to your favorite park and not be able to chase your ball. Not be able to do one of the things you most love to do.
Over the last 2 years, Bailey has suffered from severe sores on her skin. After endless trips to her vet and then to a dermatologist we tried medication, special soaps and topical medications, and different foods. The food alone costs over $100 for each bag for each food we test. It's been emotionally and financially taxing for my daughter Jessica and son Kyle. They are the ones who have been paying her bills... trying to pay her bills. They've gone into debt trying to pay for her skin sores and now we're facing more testing and lifelong expensive medication. I don't pay her bills. I'm not able to. I'm disabled and receive under $900 in support a month The three of us rent from my mother and share expenses. If it weren't for her only charging us rent that meets the mortgage we wouldn't have a home. All funds raised will be used for her medical bills for these illnesses and especially for the testing and treatments she will now need.
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