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£230raised of £3,000 target by 5 supporters

    Weʼve raised £230 to help pay for Benji's treatment

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    Funded on Tuesday, 19th September 2017

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    Nearly 9 years ago my friends Lisa and Mark received a phone call that changed their lives. That phone call was from the Labrador Rescue who had received a 10 week old Golden Retriever into their care and they were the lucky family that were chosen to rehome him. Within 30 minutes they had a new member of their family ... Benji.

    He is such a friendly soppy dog who absolutely loves people, nearly as much as he loves cheese! He is a retriever that doesn't retrieve and basically an all round goofball but they wouldn't change him for the world.

    At the end of June Benji developed sudden severe neck pain and was prescribed pain killers and anti inflammatory tablets but unfortunately didn't improve. and he was in a lot of pain and discomfort . His vet suggested they carry out some x rays to investigate further, but unfortunately these did not show anything. After a long discussion it was decided the best course of action would be a referral to a specialist vet for an MRI scan which would hopefully show the cause of Benji's pain. In the interim he was prescribed stronger pain killers and anti inflammatory drugs to keep him more comfortable. After a couple of days he was a lot more comfortable and even managed to pick up one of his toys for the first time in a couple of weeks ... great progress. Then Benji started to deteriorate and they were advised that this was probably caused by one of the drugs and to stop giving it to him. On the day of our referral Benji started passing blood and was admitted into the specialist vet. Unfortunately Benji's condition has worsened and he continues to lose blood and remains at Davies - he has been diagnosed with hemorrhagic gastroenteritis which will result in a long slow recovery. Their insurance only covers the first £3,000 of the condition and currently their bills stand at £5,350 with no sign of imminent discharge so will increase. Please if you can spare anything at all to help their poor boy they would appreciate it.

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    • Morag Livingston7 months ago
      Morag Livingston

      Morag Livingston

      7 months ago

      Well the good news is that Benji has got home, the not so good news is that there is a still a long road to full recovery and he is still on a lot of medication. The bills so far have amounted to more than £6.5k so all donations will be very welcome. Also watch this space for 'Biscuits for Benji' - we might be able to persuade to do some baking for her little man......

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    • Morag Livingston7 months ago
      Morag Livingston

      Morag Livingston

      7 months ago

      Best news yet - Benji was able to go for a very short walk and may be able to go home tomorrow - he's still not eating properly but hopefully that will change soon...... we have still a long way to go to get the vet bills even partially cleared - so all help is really appreciated

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    5

    • Jo Chinn

      Jo Chinn

      Jul 24, 2017

      Get well soon Benji. Xx

      £80.00

    • Tracey

      Tracey

      Jul 23, 2017

      Get better soon Benji x

      £20.00

    • Catherine Hannan

      Catherine Hannan

      Jul 22, 2017

      Sorry I can't give more but I have shared with friends on Facebook. X

      £10.00

    • Karen Vian

      Karen Vian

      Jul 21, 2017

      Get well soon Benji love from Tarot , Jaz and Karen xxx

      £20.00

    • Simon Banks

      Simon Banks

      Jul 21, 2017

      We wish Benji a speedy recovery x

      £100.00

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