Maggie’s miracle

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Raised by 98 people in 12 months
With the advice of fellow labradoodle lovers, I am starting a go fund me. 
To tell Maggie’s story, I am copying and pasteing  my first Facebook post I made about her.... 

June 20th.. 
““”Today is the day I adopt my little girl!!
This day is so special to me.
I finally get my little GIRL.

I had my first born son when I was 15 years old.
His 8th birthday is in 3 days. (So obviously this is a significant weekend anyways)
I had my second son when I was 18 years old..
Here comes the shocker....

His pregnancy put me into heart failure. (Peripartum cardiomyopathy). I was told I would probably die, and would not be here to give him a bottle. And I definitely couldn’t have another baby, EVER!
My heart function was 35%.
I was 18 and my world came crash down. Hospital stays, monitors, abnormal rhythms.
Over the next 3 years to recovery, I developed severe anxiety and PTSD.
Couldn’t drive alone, couldn’t shower alone, always checking my pulse and blood pressure. Getting dizzy and running out of stores as if I was about to die. The constant fear of impending doom..

obviously there was also a void in my heart. I wanted a baby girl MY WHOLE LIFE. Her name was supposed to be Abigail. I named her when I was a child.. I always wanted 7 children. A large family.

4 years after my diagnosis, I became pregnant.
This time I was seen by a heart transplant team and maternal fetal medicine...
at 19 weeks pregnant the doctors told me “ITS A BOY! but his heart and brain aren’t right. He will not live to birth, or 24 hours after”

I kept the pregnancy, and I prayed. Oh, I prayed so hard. My third baby boy. It was a miracle that my heart was strong enough. So I waited for a miracle for my little boy..
17 weeks later, he was born perfect! Healthy! And ALIVE!
But traumatized from his pregnancy and birth (no pain medication )
I ptsd and anxiety became WORSE. I’ve been in another downward spiral for the past 9 months... not only fear of dying. But fear of a loved one dying. My kids, my husband, my mom, my pets etc.. I have new fears of choking, drowning, storms, fires, etc. I panic in a car, in stores. I’m always in fight or flight mode..

I am now a mom to 3 boys. I cannot risk another pregnancy.

So today, I pick up my baby GIRL, (Maggie) whom will also be my service dog in training!

If you read this far.... thank you! Lol. I haven’t announced it publically but I knew y’all may enjoy my story and be excited for me also
I’ll update with a picture when I pick her up this evening! (Until then, here is my 9 month old miracle baby).””” 

August 27, we let Maggie out of her crate. As fate would have it.... it would be the last time she ran out of her crate toward the door as a pain free puppy. 
As she approached the door, she collided with her older fur brother as they each raced for the door with excitement. 
Her leg was hurt, but I didn’t realize just how badly. 
After a long vet visit, 3 X-rays, calling Texas A&M, and opinions from vets around the US. Our first and best option is screws... they estimated it at $5,000. 
Second option is to try a splint which they think would end with a bad healing and amputation. 
I know Maggie’s career as a service dog is over. 
Maybe her purpose wasn’t to save me, maybe it is my purpose to save her. 
I want her to have the best quality of life, reguardless of where we go or what has to be done. But I see no way to accomplish that without the help of others. 

Can you help help me get Maggie the miracle she deserves? ❤️
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I’m sorry I haven’t updated here! I have been doing Maggie’s updates on her Instagram @miracle4maggie

Maggie Mae had her surgery on September 4th. They placed 2 pins and wires in her heel, and they are hopeful she will make a full recovery and be able to walk normal as if nothing ever happened. Right now she is on pain and anxiety medication to keep her as calm as possible (since she is of course a pup). She is eating normal, and doing really well so far in her recovery. We will be going back to Birmingham every 2 weeks for her refills and rewrapping her splint. In 6 weeks, she should be out of her splint and the surgeon is going to show us what to do at home for therapy/rehab for her!! ❤️
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I just got on here and I AM BLOWN AWAY! Not only by the donations we’ve had, but the comments and love! (Honestly I didn’t know there was a comment section here) So I am sorry I didn’t get back to everyone. But when I seen them, my heart was touched to see so many fur babies and people sending Maggie prayers and support.
The community that has came together to help Maggie is truly astounding. I have no words, but THANK YOU! From the bottom of our heart!

There is not much of a Maggie update. Today I let her walk around for a few minutes, but she got wobbly so she had to go back to her crate. It breaks my heart for her to only be out to potty and eat, but that is what’s best for her right now. Of course she is getting lots of extra treats and kong refills to keep her occupied and happy. After Maggie’s surgery and recovery, she will be at the park EVERYDAY! We will have to make up for lost time.
So basically we are just waiting on her appointment (Sept 4th), keeping Maggie calm and comfortable, trying to reach our goal, and taking care of Maggie’s human brothers and home as always. Thank you all so so much for everything. The love, support, well wishes, follows, shares, comments, messages, donations, and prayers. They are all equally appreciated and we are so very grateful and forever indebted to you ALL! ❤️
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Today we got a better estimate at $3200-$4000 for maggies surgery. I updated our goal and working toward trying to get her in for a consultation. Her vet said for best results, she would need to have surgery within a week of her break (which happened yesterday, August 27th) thank you all for your support and prayers!
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