Please help my friend Jasmine’s family pet Iris!
She’s been having seizures and this little baby is the glue that’s kept these ladies sane this terrible year.
Here’s what she has to say:
“So, this is my baby. Her name is Iris, but my mom gave her my middle name, making her Iris Denise. I got her when I was 22, right after graduating college with my Bachelor’s, and I drove for hours just to meet her. She's a purebred Stag Red Miniature Pinscher who's super feisty and my mom calls Ms. Iris-Denise a "Diva Dog". She can often be seen strutting around in a faux fur doggy coat. She is well-loved, and has been loved a little too much with food! She's smart and even though I don't live in the same home with her, she knows my voice and knows I was her first "Mommy".
Last year, she was diagnosed with canine diabetes after going to the vet because her eyes looked funny. On Sunday, her eyes were blurry, and by the time of her appointment on Tuesday, she was diagnosed with cataracts as a secondary symptom of canine diabetes. I often call and talk to her if she's having a tough time, like if she's struggling with an infection or allergies, or simply having a tough time eating enough for her twice daily insulin shots. She's a freaking trooper and bounces out of everything with flying colors, and we're hoping she can bounce back from this as well.
Yesterday morning, when she had her first seizure, the vet notified us that they are often idiopathic and can go as quickly as they come. Unfortunately, yesterday evening, she had 2 more seizures. My mom, whom she lives with, is disabled and unable to drive in the evening, due to a broken neck and panic attacks. Thus, my mom had to wait until this morning to rush her in, and during the preparation to bring her in to the vet, she suffered 3 more seizures (2 of which I heard while I was on the phone with my mom).
In true Iris form, she snapped right out of them, after feeling fatigued for a bit, then together (with me on the phone) we all drove to the vet. She showed no signs of seizures with the vet; however, she had a slightly enlarged liver and the vet was concerned with her respiration status. Thus, she was put on antibiotics to fight a potential infection. Several hours after being discharged, she suffered not one or two but a cluster of approximately 20 seizures. After snapping out of them, she was back to herself.
She just waddled into the vet's office for the first time, and I imagine her doing it the same way the second time around, except this time, the vet gave her medication to aid in the cluster seizures. She's essentially had the "kitchen sink" thrown at her with several seizure medications, because now it's clear that seizures were occurring. The goal now is to stop the seizures, and ideally, tomorrow we can get to the cause of them. I'm thinking $2,000.00 would allow us to take care of tonight, as well as all the other procedures, and if need be—end of life care.”
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