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£3,432raised of £4,000 target by 195 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,432 to help pay for Skye's reconstructive surgery.

    Location
    Scotland, UK
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    Funded on Monday, 9th October 2017

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    Story

    This morning (10/08/17 and also her birthday) I took Skye for one of her usual walks in the woods with some of her pals. Around 20 minutes into the walk Skye decided to run and chase Findlay, normal play that they do on almost every walk. However today was different as shortly after her bounding away from me I heard a massive yelp and what I can only describe as Skye screaming. I ran over to her as quickly as possible knowing that something really wasn't right. Instantly I saw what had happened. Skye had ripped her chest open on a large piece of wood and the skin that should have been attached to her chest was literally hanging off of her and dangling by her leg. I rushed her to the vets where she was put under anaesthetic almost immediately however there is nothing they can do as she just doesn't have enough skin to "stitch her all back together." Our only option is to be referred to the Edinburgh Vet College (an 8 hour round trip away from us) where they have the skills and expertise to do reconstructive surgery. We have been advised that the cost will be £6000 however our insurance only covers £1000. I am literally begging anyone who can spare a couple of pounds to help us out. I am absolutely heartbroken and hate myself for what has happened and cannot imagine life without my beautiful princess.

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    • Kerry Gow6 months ago
      Kerry Gow

      Kerry Gow

      6 months ago

      ...that the stitches hold 🤞 We have months of treatment and recovery ahead of us and I'm absolutely exhausted! I feel so deflated by this massive hurdle and really don't know how long the road ahead of us is or what the outcome will be. We would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity over the last few weeks. Every donation has helped us give Skye the treatment she needs and are grateful for every single donation that we continue to receive as every penny helps us pay for Skye's treatment, thank you 💜

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    • Kerry Gow6 months ago
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      Kerry Gow

      6 months ago

      ...She has suggested that the best way forward from this is to do a skin graft and take a healthy bit of skin from somewhere else on Skye's body and use it to close the open wound. We simply do not have the funds to proceed with this option and have agreed that the second best option is to attempt to restitch just the muscle together and hope that this buys us some time to allow some more skin to grow which can then hopefully be successfully restitched. She's due to have more surgery on Thursday to do this and we can just hope and pray...

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    • Kerry Gow6 months ago
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      Kerry Gow

      6 months ago

      Sorry for not posting an update on here for so long! Skye was back at the vets yesterday afternoon for another check up. The vet knew her wound had completely opened back up again and we were really expecting to come away being told that they would just stitch it all back up again and everything would be fine however after reexamining the wound the vet no longer thinks this would be worthwhile as it's highly likely the stitches would just reopen again due to the movement...

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    195

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 8, 2017

      ...sending a lot of love from Italy

      £20.00

    • Cosmo Iggy

      Cosmo Iggy

      Oct 8, 2017

      £10.00

    • Corrina @betsymaude

      Corrina @betsymaude

      Oct 7, 2017

      So pleased to be able to help you and the gorgeous Skye x

      £2.00

    • Claire (crazy4greyz)

      Claire (crazy4greyz)

      Oct 7, 2017

      5 raffle tickets please 💗

      £10.00

    • Amy and Luna

      Amy and Luna

      Oct 7, 2017

      sorry I can't afford more (same as when I did the original donation).We've followed Skye's recovery and Luna would like to enter the raffle and is keeping all paws crossed for Skye to heal up quicklyx

      £4.00

    • Zenareggie on IG

      Zenareggie on IG

      Oct 7, 2017

      Sorry it can't be more, thinking of you and keeping fingers and paws crossed!

    • Laura Davies

      Laura Davies

      Oct 6, 2017

      Here is the promised donation. 5 goes on your awesome raffle and some extra. Lots of sloppy kisses and tail wags from Tweedy xx

      £30.00

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