Hi Family and friends!
Creating this gofundme account took a lot of thought, prayers and endless hope for our Great Dane Tiller who has developed a disease in his spine. We picked up Tiller from Washington when he was just 8 weeks old and is now is almost 3. We had no idea we were about to pick up the happiest, easiest and loving pup there is. He has always been the most amazing, patient and loyal puppy we could have asked for. He brings countless joy to everyone he meets and has been a huge part of our family. Tiller means so much to Jesse and I as well as so many others. He literally never leaves our side lol!
Towards the end of June we noticed Till started to have trouble with his back legs. Since then his symptoms progressed and now our rambunctious loving puppy can't use his back legs. Our vet first suspected hip dysplasia since he is a dane, however his hip and knee
x-rays came back normal. Next on the diagnosis list was wobblers syndrome. We got referred to a specialist where his MRI's did not show wobblers or any disc related issues. In the midst of all this testing and vet visits Tiller was getting worse. His medication only stabilized his symptoms for a couple of weeks. We finally ended up at the neurologist 2 weeks ago where they took more MRI's. The MRI showed abnormalities in different places throughout his spine. However, the MRI was not enough to clarify what is going on with Tiller. Next, they did a spinal tap and blood work but his results still came back inconclusive. Our neurologist narrowed it down to either myelitis or a fungal infection in his spine. They currently have him on steroids and anti fungal medication with hopes he regains mobility in his hind legs. We will do anything to get our Tiller back up and walking again.
Tiller is a very strong dog and still has his happy puppy face which is giving us the strength to fight for him. He has been such a fighter throughout this difficult time and we are not giving up on him. However, we do need a little bit of help paying for all of Tiller's vet expenses. His vet bills have been quickly adding up and it is getting difficult for us as we still have a ways to go. The money we raise will go towards Tiller's medical treatments including his medications, vet appointments and blood work.
We really appreciate anything you can donate and prayers for his recovery. Please help us help Tiller fight for his life!
We will continue to keep everyone updated on Tiller and we thank you in advanced!