Weʼre raising £5,000 to Georgie Best my 3 year old yorkie had to have spinal surgery yesterday.A year ago, I could have got a loan, but not now.
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Hi, my name is Carol and this is my lovely Georgie, she s 3 years old and is a darling little girl. Georgie s favourite hobbies are chasing birds and squirrels, but if she gets too close she stops and runs off, she just likes the chase and to show them she s the boss! She loves her cuddles and likes to groom my nine year old daughter, she thinks she's her puppy, so very cute.This is the horrible bit and I can't help crying, on Tuesday we went to the park as usual came home for a cuddle, I then left for my work. When I came home Georgie was walking stiffly, abit like an old lady and did nt want to jump on my lap. I had a good look at her and thought she may have hurt her paw. An hour later with Georgie walking so stiffly I called the vet. The vet said she had a spinal injury and prescribed painkillers, anti inflammatories and cage rest. She had a rotten night, we slept on the couch together, she was so distressed, panting, I rocked her and spoke softly. I thought she was going to die, I tried to stop crying I didn't want her to know I was distressed, I needed her to know I could comfort her and make everything better. The vet had told me if rest didn't work she would need surgery 5-6 thousand pounds and if I didn't have the money putting her to sleep was my option. On Wednesday Georgie seemed more settled, she needed me constantly and if I left the room she would start to follow me, which wasn't good, so I carried her,we went everywhere together, me and my little buddy. Later on Wednesday I noticed when she was on her legs her back legs weren't working. Wednesday night she hardly slept, bless her, she tried crawling on just her front legs. I lifted her back legs for her, she kept trying to move, it was heartbreaking. I kept telling myself over and over resilience and get thrown lemons make lemonade!! I needed to be strong for her, I'm so tired, my head hurts and my eyes feel swollen and sore. As soon as the vet opened on Thursday morning I took Georgie over, it's crazy how even then I was hoping everything was going to be ok. My darling girl is now at a specialist vet an hours drive from our home. We went straight there yesterday after my local vet got her an emergency appointment , her surgeon is a lovely young French lady, who to me looks about 15, it's amazing the older I get everyone else looks so young! She was extremely good, explained MRI first then surgery , she was lovely with Georgie. With hugs and kisses and a promise of a walk and a chicken dinner, her ears pricked up, she was happy with that promise! I left. The journey home , I sobbed , no guilt, my little girl could nt hear me.Friday morning, Georgie s operation went well and the nice French surgeon will assess her today. And this is where I am now, the reality is I do not have the money. I'll give you a brief description why... I was a foster parent until September 2017, at that point I was financially sound, I could have got a loan! I decided not to have more children as I had adopted 3 years ago, my daughter who is now 9 years old has lots of let me say different emotional needs, and needed more of my attention,she s emotionally 5-6 years old. At the time I did nt realise how difficult it would be to get a job, a childminder and still be there for my daughter. The biggest stumbling block was I couldn't get anyone to take my daughter to school, she does nt go to school where we live, which made it harder and turned out impossible. So I do cleaning, fits in with my daughter s hours and it's money, but not a lot. Being out of work until December I am now in a lot of debt, which I'm getting to grips with and paying what I can to my debtors. I honestly never knew when I was a carer, how easy it is to be in this situation and so fast!. I have every sympathy for people in the same situation and I know in a lot worse circumstances, my heart goes out to them.I hope you can help me please?If you want me to jump out of a plane or sit in a bath full of baked beans I will, any suggestions?Love Carol and Georgie XX
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- 3 months ago
Carol Hanson3 months ago
Surgeon has called me, Georgie had a comfortable night, does not seem in too much pain thankfully. Nurse took her out, will being having physio at some point today. No movement from back legs as yet, but the nice surgeon has said she did nt expect her to at this stage. So all good, positive thinking and I'll still be making lemonade. Carol xx
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