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Hello everyone, we are currently trying to raise money for an emergency surgery for our dog Jyn. She collapsed yesterday afternoon and is bleeding internally. The emergency veterinary team at VSH Hong Kong believe this is coming from her liver, which is showing some abnormalities. Her condition deteriorated rapidly in less than 8 hours - from walking around as her normal self in the morning and completely fine to us physically carrying her to Acorn Veterinary Hospital at 4 pm from Tung Chung as she no longer had the strength to walk or carry herself.
We had to transfer her to VSH as Acorn are not a 24-hour hospital and she was in critical condition. The amazing emergency team were able to stabilize her blood pressure and heart rate with fluid therapy. Through more ultrasounds there were able to pinpoint the general source of the bleeding (her liver) but it was unclear exactly where on the liver it is coming from. They also found an unrelated uterus-like abnormality near her bladder, which was very strange as she had been desexed at Acorn. Their next recommended step would be emergency exploratory surgery with their specialist surgeon to assess her liver and stop the bleeding as well as address the uterus-like abnormality. Unfortunately, their specialist is not on duty until Thursday and is unlikely to be available to come in for her today. We may have to arrange for her transfer to CityU VMC or a similar hospital if their specialist is available for surgery before Thursday.
At the moment, her emergency care has cost HK$30,000 and as a specialist is required to perform her surgery, they have quoted us an estimated cost of HK$80,000-100,000+ for the surgery only, with the additional costs of her hospital stay afterwards easily bringing the total to at least HK$150,000. We are currently also calling to get second opinions on what the best option for her would be. We are reaching out to our family, friends, and other dog lovers to help us try to cover these costs and give Jyn the best fighting chance she can get.
My husband and I adopted Jyn from Kirsten's Zoo when she was 6 years young in June 2020. She had been rescued from a breeder who had kept her (and multiple German Shepherds) in quite poor conditions all her life. Despite this, she was one of the 'lucky' ones as she was only used for showing, not for breeding, and was in comparatively good health compared to her companions. When she first came home, she discovered the joys of life - AKA toys and treats! She also finally had her very first bed and loved to snooze in it all afternoon. Despite her age, she acted like an overgrown puppy whenever she saw a toy or a stick and definitely thought she was much smaller than she is, frequently trying to squeeze into places she definitely did not fit into.
Jyn is the perfect family dog and I feel we bonded from the first time I saw her. As she was so calm and friendly, we were luckily able to foster other dogs in need for charities such as LAP and Villa Kunterbunt. In the space of a year, Jyn has been a foster mama/sister to 8 other puppies and dogs, and helped them find their own perfect forever homes.
After a rough start in life, she had finally found love and happiness in her family and furry friends. Her favorite place is the beach, and she knows anytime we get in a taxi, she is going somewhere good (though we tricked her a few times and ended up at the vet!). She is a happy, happy girl and we just want to do the best for her.
Thank you so much for reading our story. Please share and donate if you can, we are incredibly grateful for all your help.
Harry, Patricia and Jyn
- Patricia Louise Lopez Sarenas
The battle continuesUpdate posted by Patricia Louise Lopez Sarenas at 01:32 pm
Lucky little lady Jyn had a lot of visitors today, which I’m sure lifted her spirits as she loves human company and a bit of a fuss made over her.We called Acorn first thing in the morning today and we could hear the excitement in their voices as they told. . . . .
Internal bleeding has stopped!Update posted by Patricia Louise Lopez Sarenas at 01:53 pm
With the help of Kirsten from Kirsten’s Zoo, we were able to get her booked in for emergency surgery at Acorn at noon today with Dr. Andy and Dr. Joe. We immediately went to VSH to transfer her to Acorn as it was confirmed. They were able to give her. . . . .