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Diego's Surgery Fund

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The lessons Diego has taught me over the years are countless, but this one may be the biggest and most important. I am here asking for help because Diego is in trouble, he has a very large mass in the abdominal cavity that measures around 20 cm. It has been growing rapidly over the last few months, and I have been watching him change. He eats less, he has no stamina, he is constantly shifting trying to get comfortable, his breathing is heavy, and most recently he does not like to be petted very much. If you know this boy, you know he loves nothing more than being the little spoon, a belly rub, and putting his head on your shoulder.
We have been given good news and bad news.
The bad news....the mass is real, its there and its growing.
The good news.... it doesn't seem to be cancerous, doesn't appear to be attached to his liver, and surgery is recommended. Because of its size it has been recommended to have the procedure at Angell Animal Hospital in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is the best place, with the best surgeons who would be able to handle how risky and messy this surgery could be because of its size. The issue is the cost of Angell is far more than what it would be at our vet, and beyond what Diego's insurance will cover. The small amount of savings I have to put towards this has been spent on the inital vet exam, getting xrays, an ultrasound, and the surgical consult. 

So I am here asking for help to pay for this surgery, that could give Diego back the happy, healthy, active life he was enjoying just months ago, and hopefully keep him around for a few more years. We are so lucky to be so supported and loved by so many people. We are feeling the love and we are so thankful for all of you.

If you can help, please be sure to include your mailing address as well as your email address.

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Hello everyone!
Diego and I wanted to say hello and report what a great summer we had full of runs, hikes, naps, and lots of time with friends. I wanted to update everyone on how great he is doing, back to his full self with tons of energy and happy as a clam! He's gained some weight and muscle back and is feeling and looking so strong, AND he turned 11 in early August! Its nothing short of amazing what his surgery did, and I'm so thankful everyday to have my boy. Endless thanks to all of you for making it possible!
We hope you had a great summer and happy Fall!
xo,
Darice and Diego
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I wanted to update everyone to say that the donation was made to Angell this week! Thank you all again so much for helping Diego and now others!
Diego is doing great! He got a clean bill of health last week and was given the go ahead to do all normal dog things. We've been having the best time! It's amazing what that surgery did. He's a new man! So full of energy and love for everyone. Thank you so much, we hope you all have a great summer! We know we are!
Xo,
Darice
On his first urban hike post surgery!
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Diego is home and doing great! I talked to the surgeon yesterday, with the results of biopsies, and Diego got a clean bill of health! He said that he could not have asked for a better outcome. Thanks to all of YOU! I was saying last night that it really does take a village, and that he's not only my dog, he is all of yours too.
Endless thanks for helping to save Diego!
Xoxo,
Darice
Looking great on day 5 post-surgery!
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Amazing news!! Diego is out of surgery and it was the best case scenario! He is doing well, and should be able to come home tomorrow evening. I will update with a photo once he gets home. Thank you all so much for your help, we couldn't have done this without you!!!
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