Dog with Chronic Illness Needs Help

Update posted by Sherryl Bacani On Dec 28, 2018

The doctor called tonight about the result. It was bad. The worst happened. Irish red blood cell were too low, her kidneys and liver were failing, making her experience extreme agony, thus, thats why the seizure happened. She explained that after more than two weeks of Irish taking medications and not seeing improvement, it was assumed that her body was not responding to treatment. The blood test result just revealed it. She explained to me that the seizure will keep happening, and Irish will be living in prolonged agony. The doctor explained that based on her age and her not responding to medication and test result, the reason can be blamed on heredity. She was born with it. She was small for her breed. And she had a tough time gaining weight. Her mom and brother had died earlier than her.


Irish outlasted her mom and brother, Irish had the heart of a warrior. Even earlier this afternoon she kept fighting. At my urging she was able to swallow her food without fuss. She drank a lot of water voluntarily. But as I check her up this evening, I saw her moved from her bed and lying on the cold floor, with her head swaying to and fro. And that's when the phone rang. It was her doctor, telling me the result of the blood test. I felt myself go cold all over, as she explained that Irish liver and kidneys were shot and was failing, that her red blood cells count were too low. That it was better to put her to sleep, instead of prolonging her agony. I looked at Irish, lying listlessly on her bed. The thought that she was experiencing such pain, all the while indulging my treatment of her, with no complaints, broke my heart. I love Irish very much. I treat her as family. I don't want her to die in pain. I want her to received a painless death. I didn't have much money left, but I agreed to pay for the PTS procedure. The doctor agreed that I can pay in installment.

Irish was a fighter, she did her best to obey when I asked her to drink water, I feel that to her last, she did not want to disappoint me. But her body failed her. It betrayed her bravery and heartfelt wish to live. As Irish lay dying in the examiner table, I wanted to hold her, to accompany her until the last moment. To tell her that I love her, to tell her to be don't be afraid, that I was with her. But the doctor and her assistant had other plans, they have to do their grisly duty. I had no place to stand near her. So, I just looked on, as they inject Irish with drugs that will make her go to sleep forever. I wasn't able to be there for her at her last moment. It was very hard to watch. I was aware of their every action, every gesture. I was afraid that they were hurting her, that they weren't doing their jobs right! I started doubting my decision. I wonder what if, what if Irish with her warrior heart could pull through, that a miracle could happen and that she could recover, if I waited, if I just give her enough time. What if she thinks that I was betraying her. She trusted me throughout the days she was sick. But a call from the doctor was enough for her to be put to sleep. But no, Irish was a very loving dog, the more I think about it, the more I dismissed it from my mind. She was the best dog I could ever had and she would never had such thoughts. Se knows that I did and gave all the effort and love to care for her.

I'm writing all this, as a way to say farewell to her. She was the first dog I trained from an early age. The first dog I walked around the neighborhood without any fuss. She was very smart and obedient. She was the best. She will stay in my heart forever.

To end this, I just want to thank Irish donor Noah, for caring and for donating. Thank you for helping Irish in her time of need. You are the first person I met who would voluntarily and gladly give someone else money for a sick dog that you just know in the internet. I'll make sure to pay it forward. For Irish sake.


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Update posted by Sherryl Bacani On Dec 28, 2018

me, holding Irish to visit the Doctor


Riding the tricycle on the way to the vet.


Her new Doctor.




Irish, lying on the exam table.



Her food and drinks for the day



Irish visits the Doctor today. It's a new one. Her first Doctor had moved away. And now, she's going to see a brand new one.


I informed the Doctor, what her previous one said she had, which was chronic renal disease. They took her temperature and another blood test. They said that they were going to check if there was any change. The Doctor said that they gave her first aid, by giving her antibiotics and multivitamins. They gave me two kinds of canned dog food to give to Irish. Suited for those with Urinary disease. And modex, a water soluble powder energy supplement. To be given every two hours, but not after she sleeps at night. They told us to wait later today, at 8 pm tonight, for the result of the exam. And will inform us, what treatment she should received.

I learned today was her temperature was too low. And she weight at 12 kilos. She was over 20 kilos when she was healthy. It was jarring how little she weigh compared to before. It really drove home the direness of her situation.

Afterwards. I talked about bringing her in for confinement. The whole trip caused us almost 55 usd. I asked the Vet if they take credit, and she said we'll talk about it after seeing the result. I had to take Irish home.




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Update posted by Sherryl Bacani On Dec 27, 2018


A mix of sweet potatoes, liver and egg and some water.

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Hi sherryl I tried to post this on the most recent update but im not sure the site is working, I wanted you to know that Irish was a warrior and a fighter, i’m so saddened to hear that she has passed on. Its strange that yesterday morning I didn’t know about you or Irish and now today I’m sitting my my bedroom, crying and mourning the loss of your beautiful companion. I know this must hurt so much and I’m so sorry that she didn’t make it. It is a respite however, to know that Irish is in no more pain, she is no longer scared or confused or worried, she wont be sickly or weak anymore, she is at rest and at peace. Irish looks so cute and happy in that photo and i’m glad that in her short life she seems to have found a loving and caring owner that put her needs at the utmost importance. Sherryl you know in your heart that Irish loved you deeply, even when she was finally relieved of her pain, in that confused state, her memories of you and the love you have for her would still be in her mind and she would still associate you with comfort in her final breaths, she knew you loved her. Irish was a good girl, i’m so sorry for you loss regards, Noah

Noah Smith

Posted On Dec 28, 2018

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Hello! Thank you for donating! If it weren’t for your advice, I wouldn’t have known and had the courage to start up a funding campaign for Irish. From the bottom of my heart, Irish and thank you.

Sherryl Bacani

Posted On Dec 27, 2018

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hi its me from reddit, i hope this helps, i am going to urge people to donate

Noah Smith

Backed with $65.00 On Dec 27, 2018

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