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    Weʼve raised £1,332 to Help pay towards Winston’s vet bills

    Funded on Tuesday, 9th October 2018

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    Story

    A week ago we noticed that something wasn‘t right with our much loved pug dog, Winston. He couldn’t seem to get comfortable or sleep, so was obviously in pain. After a trip to the vets he was put on anti-inflammatories. These seemed to perk him up, and we believed he‘d just suffered a bad sprain.

    A few days later he developed new symptoms of facial paralysis to the left side if his face. Cue another trip to the vets, who had no answers. The following day Winston had become a bit wobbly on his feet and had nystagmus. At this point we were terrified. We got a referral to a neurologist, who performed blood tests, an MRI and a spinal tap. Waiting for the results was agony, and time had never passed so slowly.

    The results indicated that Winston had a severe inner ear infection that was undetectable under normal investigations.

    To say we were relieved was an understatement. We then thought the next course of action was a course of antibiotics, but we were told that surgery to remove his middle ear and ear drum may be necessary, but was unlikely.

    We bought our baby home and over the next few days thanked our lucky stars and spoilt him rotten while we waited for the correct antibiotics to be prescribed.

    Sadly we got the news that after further testing they had decided the surgery was the only way to go.

    Another day full of being worried sick passed, but luckily the surgery went well. Winston now has months of rehabilitation ahead of him and we have a big vet bill to pay.

    We did have insurance, but have gone over our claim amount by thousands. I have been doing pet portraits to raise money towards the cost, but this has only made a small dent in what we owe. We would be so grateful if you could spare even a pound or two, to help us get Winston all the care he needs.

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    • Samantha Eynon2 months ago
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      2 months ago

      Thank you so much for your generosity, and sorry for the delayed update. Winston had a check up with the specialist just under a month ago and they were so happy with his progress. He still has slight facial palsy, and we need to continue giving him eye drops, but apart from that he is back to his normal self, which is amazing! Here is a pic of our little family from a few weeks back. Thanks again. You're all amazing!

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    • Samantha Eynon4 months ago
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      Samantha Eynon

      4 months ago

      Winston really enjoyed his time away, a week at my parents in law and a few nights in our campervan (he LOVES the campervan!) and his energy levels are just about back to normal. His balance is much improved, but unfortunately he still can’t blink. Back to vet appointments in the coming week though. One for his eye ulcer which hasn’t healed despite the drops- for those that missed about this he came back from his op with an eye ulcer. His other appointment will be his big checkup after his op, so hopefully they’ll be pleased with his recovery.

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    • Samantha Eynon5 months ago
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      5 months ago

      Thank you so much for all of your donations. It’s blown us away. You have all been so kind and generous, and it has really helped take the edge off the stress of the situation. We picked out boy up from the vets earlier. He looked like he’d been through the wars, but after lots of cuddles, a wash, and some food, he’s already much more himself. As long as he recovers well, his next appointment is in 3 weeks to check on his progress. Thanks again. You are all amazing!

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    Supporters

    84

    • Elaine Pidgeon

      Elaine Pidgeon

      Aug 13, 2018

      Darn I forgot until I saw the post today xxx

      £25.00

    • Lora

      Lora

      Aug 2, 2018

      I’m really sorry you’ve had such a tough time. I hope winston gets better soon 💕 he is so gorgeous x x x

      £10.00

    • Heather

      Heather

      Aug 2, 2018

      Sorry it can’t be more! So sorry to hear this, hope the little man is feeling better soon! 🤞 x

      £5.00

    • Charlie Evans

      Charlie Evans

      Aug 2, 2018

      Get well soon Winston. You’re so lucky to have such a loving Mom and Dad xxxx

      £5.00

    • Mariel

      Mariel

      Jul 31, 2018

      £10.00

    • Fred

      Fred

      Jul 29, 2018

      Poor Winston!

    • June Sanson

      June Sanson

      Jul 29, 2018

      Get well soon Winston.Lots of love,June & Dave (Sarah-Jane’s Mam & Dad)xxxx

      £10.00

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