Saving Ella the Therapy Dog

Hello, my name is Ella and I'm a 5 year old American Pitbull Terrier! I'm a lover, not a fighter. Right now I'm very sick, though and I could use your help. I had an rough start to life and wasn't supposed to live past 6 months, but my mommy takes very good care of me. I was rescued from a backyard breeder at 8 weeks barely weighing 4 pounds, but we found the most amazing veterinarian and together the 3 of us weren't willing to give up. No matter how many times they told my mommy to prepare for the worst, my treatments were failing and this was the last thing we could try, I'd bounce back stronger and happier than ever. For the first six months I slept in mommies armpit so she could suction my nose every few hours so I could breath. A few years ago my allergy test showed that I'm allergic to pretty much everything environmental and my dust & storage mite allergies are off the charts. I also have chronic sinusitis. I get chronic sinus infections and I have an issue with my feet from my allergies. I also get rashes all over my body. I have arthritis in one of my front wrists and my muscles between my shoulder blades ball up into knots. Sometimes it hurts so bad that I can't even walk I'll just limp to my mama and cry while she trys to make it feel better. Right now I get lots of massages and we use the heating paid often. I'm currently on 6 different medications in the morning, 2 in the afternoon & 10 in the evening. Some of these are pretty expensive. I also have spray for my feet I must use multiple times a day and a special shampoo I have to soak in for 10 minutes once a week sometimes more & a Pramoderm spray to use in between baths. I need laser therapy, acupuncture & physical therapy which would greatly improve my little leg and muscles, a new medication that will help me not get sick as often. I also need to be put under anesthesia for a Biopsy(one side), Biopsy (additional site), I also need to get my sinus cavities cleaned out and possibly stretched out so they drain better on their own I also need Digital X-Rays on my entire, Retested for Environmental Allergies Test and put back on my Allergy Vaccine once my allergy results come back. I also need to be tested for food allergies. I can only eat D/D Potato & Venison K-9 25# special food and mommy still owes my doctor bills from the last 2 times and I need help with my treatments from my holistic veterinarian. I've been sick off and on my whole life, but this latest bout has gone on for 6 months and our normal medications aren't working but everything I need is extremely expensive and my my mommy has been having health problems herself. She is unable to work right now so she is struggling to pay for everything I need. Thorough this all I still remain an extremely happy puppy when I'm felling well. I've also to graduated 10 different training classes which I truly enjoy and I've became an amazing Therapy Dog through all of this. I'm changing peoples hearts and minds daily about the amazing Pitbull breed. Sometimes I hurt so bad I do nothing but cry to let you know, which is why I need your help to get everything that I need. I'd say the worst part though is when I just don't feel well from my allergy issues.                    Will you please help me!?

Donations

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  • Sandy Choi 
    • $20 
    • 26 mos
  • Kara Marang 
    • $10 
    • 26 mos
  • Roland Huddleston 
    • $10 
    • 26 mos
  • Lionel Santos 
    • $5 
    • 26 mos
  • Lucy Sanders 
    • $10 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer

Sarah Saleem 
Organizer
Springfield, OH
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