Weʼre raising £500 to help get Kieran back to the UK so that he can be seen by a specialist vet
- Alanya, Antalya, Turkey
- 12 days to go
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Lots of people already know about Kieran's incredible journey. For those who don't, Kieran is a very special little boy, that was abandoned in a box with his sisters in the Turkish town of Alanya, Antalya when he was only 4 weeks old. Unlike his siblings, he was born with a host of spinal birth defects, the most serious being lordosis.
This condition curves the base of the spine in to a 'U' shape and has caused the malformation of Kieran's pelvic canal, meaning it is much too narrow for his stool to come out. He spent a long time with chronic constipation, until back in October 2017, he underwent a sub-total colectomy operation. After about a 6 week recovery period, he was able to poop almost normally and had no trouble with constipation at all. Success!
Unfortunately, hernias developed after the surgery, so he had to have another operation to repair them (he also got neutered/castrated at the same time, poor boy!). It was around this time that he lost the use of his hind legs completely. He spend the next 4 months, twisted to one side, dragging himself along the floor with his legs to the side.
Miraculously, only 2 weeks ago, he began walking again. It was a wonderful victory! But we have not been allowed to celebrate, because once again, he is constipated. He is seeing the best vet in Antalya, but unfortunately, this is not enough. There has been far too much mis-information, ill-thought out solutions and lack of knowledge in his case. I have had to spend most of my spare time researching and trying every medical option available to me because of this. Kieran needs a specialist vet, that can help him with his spinal deformity. There are so many other options that need to be explored, that simply cannot be done in Turkey - acupuncture, chiropractic care, a holistic approach...plus many various medications (including natural choices) that are just not available in Turkey.
My boy is an unbelievable fighter and he deserves his best chance. In order to give him this chance, I am moving back to England with all 7 of my cats. This £500 is just to get Kieran ready for travel and for his travel expenses (it does not include my travel or getting my other 6 cats ready for travel to the UK). Any help would be so greatly appreciated. He is such a happy little boy and I will travel to the ends of the Earth or walk through fire for him. Thank you so much <3
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- 3 months ago
Ashleigh Dawkins3 months ago
Kieran had to have emergency surgery on Saturday due to obstipation - he was so constipated that there was poop in his stomach, which threatened to kill him. This happened in such a short space of time, it took us all by surprise. To prevent him from having yet another surgery after this, I gave the go-ahead for him to have a piece of his pelvis removed. Hopefully this will prevent constipation for good. This surgery does not affect the timeline to get him to England, but the extra cost make things a little more difficult :(
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Jun 8, 2018
Hope you get the target you need for your boy. He SO deserves it x
Jun 8, 2018
Lots of luck to this special boy. Really hope you can make it to the UK asap x
May 29, 2018
I'll give again next month if I can :-) love from me, Leigh, Sock and Silver xxx
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May 21, 2018
Wishing Kierian a full recovery analong woderful life. Thank you for being so loving and selfless Ash 💗
May 4, 2018
I know how much you love your animals, and can only imagine how difficult it must be, so hope this helps. Also, remember: “if you’re going through hell, keep going”
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