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Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help pay towards Winston’s vet bills

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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 Eynon7 days ago
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    Samantha Eynon

    7 days 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 Eynon23 days ago
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    Samantha Eynon

    23 days 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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  • Elaine Pidgeon

    Elaine Pidgeon

    Aug 13, 2018

    Darn I forgot until I saw the post today xxx


  • 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


  • Heather


    Aug 2, 2018

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


  • Charlie Evans

    Charlie Evans

    Aug 2, 2018

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


  • Mariel


    Jul 31, 2018


  • 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


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