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£936raised of £3,000 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £936 to cover Claude's our disabled rescue French Bull dogs lifesaving emergency surgery costs

    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 2nd September 2017

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    Claude our French bulldog came to join our family of rescue animals when his breeders were advised to put him down because he was born with disabilities. He has a deformity of the spine and neurological issues affecting his hind legs; none of which hold him back, he has a love for life. As you can see he rules the roost.

    As usual I signed up for pet insurance. Given Claude's breed and health issues we did have: eye, leg, hip, shoulder, back, spine, neck and pelvic disorders excluded from the policy, as in zero cover. Unfortunately after obtaining further medical history from the breeder's vet report you wouldn't believe it but the exclusion list grew.

    Last week Claude became gravely ill. He was vomiting and refusing his food. He was very flat and had sad eyes. On Friday he had emergency surgery that was scheduled to be 1 hour in theatre and 1 incision. It was far more complex than they thought; 3 hours and 5 incisions in his abdomen and stomach later and they removed the offending foreign bodies.

    He has been in hospital since then. He was on a drip for medication and fluids and was refusing all food. I drove in to try to coax him to eat but nothing would brighten his mood. He is still not coping well. We just need him to be well enough to pull through.
    I was due to pick him up yesterday but sadly he took another turn for the worse. He is back on IV's and still refusing food. His last meal was 6 days ago, he's lost so much weight. It is heartbreaking to see this lovely boy so unwell.

    I drive in at night (once my daughter is in bed) to try to encourage him to eat and to fuss over him. We are a single income family, I am at home raising our two year old (his biggest fan) and this sudden unexpected monumental bill quite simply can't be paid.

    How can you help? You can sponsor me to do a charity run on 5th August in Richmond Park.This is a BIG deal for me - I am not at all athletic! Any donation large or small will be enormously appreciated xx

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    • S-J Burnett2 years ago
      S-J Burnett

      S-J Burnett

      2 years ago

      Today is race day. Claude update - he is now up to 10 Kgs so we are putting him back to his usual three feeds a day. He is not a fan. His ribs and nicely covered but he is still occasionally being sick. Massive surgery will do that to a pup. His spirit is 100% back to normal, this amazing boy won't let anything get him down. I hope to share some of his grit today when I do this 5K run, in the english summer drizzle surrounded by those who support us. THANK YOU so much for all the donations and messages of support.

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    • S-J Burnett2 years ago
      S-J Burnett

      S-J Burnett

      2 years ago

      Here is me after a training session last week. Do you think Claude knows it is all in his honour?! Thank you so much for caring enough to donate to his cause and follow his progress. He has put on enough weight now, so back to three square meals a day. He hit the goal of 10Kilos. Yay Mr C. The run is THIS Saturday in Richmond Park if it stays rainy it may well help me survive. We shall see....

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    • S-J Burnett2 years ago
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      2 years ago

      Yesterday Claude had a stumble. He started to be sick again and was shaking. I had to rush him in to the vet. They have now added two more medications to his schedule, one of which he will have to take for life. He was not allowed to eat yesterday and we are hoping he is able to keep his food and medication down today. His intestine has stopped working properly and isn't moving digested food along properly, causing him to feel very nauseous indeed. His scar line is looking good and hasn't become infected - thank goodness for small mercies.

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    31

    • Claire Nolan

      Claire Nolan

      Aug 8, 2017

      Well done SJ! I hope that Claude gets the help that he needs!Claire (Cal's girlfriend)

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 5, 2017

      Good luck S-J, enjoy 😄 J&A&A x

      £100.00

    • Hels

      Hels

      Aug 5, 2017

      36minutes - absolutely smashed it 🙌🏻

      £20.00

    • Parisa Fakouri

      Parisa Fakouri

      Aug 5, 2017

      good luck! xxxxx

      £10.00

    • Mel Knight

      Mel Knight

      Aug 4, 2017

      So very proud of you.i will join you next year for sure xxx

      £20.00

    • Ange

      Ange

      Aug 4, 2017

      Best of luck honey! xx

      £30.00

    • Andi (the best neighbour ever)

      Andi (the best neighbour ever)

      Aug 2, 2017

      This is awesome, I wish you all the best!

      £20.00

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    S-J Burnett

    S-J Burnett

    Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

    I am someone who can't seem to say no to animals in need. I hope by showing my daughter how to be compassionate and caring she will in turn grow up to be a rescue mummy, just like me. The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.

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