I have not had an easy life by far, I’m only 35 and have died 4 times already. I’ve had brain surgery, 2 heart surgeries, and more lung and kidney surgeries than I can honestly count anymore. I have spent most of my life in the hospital since I was a young child, when not in the hospital I am in constant isolation. You know how everybody nowadays is masking and gloving up to go outside, and how we got placed on lockdown? Well, this is how I spend every day of my life, and have for the last 25 years! If you were to ask me what’s the single most Important thing is that helps me get through all of this? I would have to say my animals through the years. Each and everyone of them carved out a spot in my heart that could never be touched again. Each one of them brought importance, meaning, and love into my lives.
As we have all been on lockdown I’m sure now more than ever we are realizing just how important our best friend is to us. They have Played a huge part in help keeping anxieties at bay and providing comfort to people who would be otherwise quite lonely during these hard times. With this pandemic everyone is getting a glimpse as to how I live my life on an every day basis. Sir. Kion Is my company and my best friend all day long. I have an immune disorder that causes me to catch basically anything and everything. I also have a bunch of other medical problems one of them being a chronic lung disease that causes me to be on oxygen 24/7 and anything I catch such as just the flu can kill me, as it has before. So my life is spent in much of isolation and only in contact with a few people. I don’t really leave my house unless it’s for a doctors appointment or to go to the hospital where I spend 4 to 6 weeks in a single room the whole entire time fighting for my life struggling to breathe. After getting out of the ICU the ONLY thing I want is to see my Best friend Sir. Kion.
He has been beside me after brain surgery, and is there to greet all my home nurses after my hospital stays. My monthly infusion and weekly blood drawn nurses absolutely adore him. He is sensitive, sweet, and good-natured. I’ve only had him for just about four years, he turns four on the Fourth of July actually! The little man has been there for me through it all the past four years. Many of hospitalizations and many infections later he is becoming a superb service dog. He can always tell when I am not feeling well and he makes sure to give me extra attention on those days. I really don’t know what I would do without my little man, I would be more than heartbroken. I would be just as heartbroken if anything bad happened to him at all. He takes such wonderful care of me and has given me a meaning and a reason to want to Fight my hardest everyday.
Sadly My little man is having extreme eye problems. We need to take him to an ophthalmologist. We have done two weeks of unsuccessful eyedrops three times a day. My vet is not exactly 100% sure as to what it is because it does not seem like ulcers, for 1 both of his eyes were affected at the same time and 2 they are not painful to him. He is thinking maybe Pannus.
Pannus from my understanding is the dogs immune system basically attacking the cornea or the third eye lid of the dog. This causes the body to fight The cornea or eyelid like it is a foreign substance. The Immune system attacks it and causes scarring over the top of the eye. If left untreated this will cause blindness. Right now we might be able to get away with just using steroid drops to help treat the inflammation. We do not know yet though because there is quite a bit of scaring so he might need surgery to remove the scars on the top. Either way an ophthalmologist and medication is going to be very expensive. I have been disabled since I was a child and am on disability. I live with my mom and she takes care of me as my caregiver for her full-time job. So, suffice to say neither of us make much money at all, just barely enough to live upon. Dad died when I was little so it’s just me and her and Sir. Kion. He means so much to us. He gives us so much hope and so much joy every day. On top of all of this that’s going on with the pandemic in the world, and then my health my mom watches me extremely sick and frail all the time. Plus, on top of all of this she had a seizure in September and has now been put on seizure medications and is going to a neurologist herself, and lost her license for six months due to seizure activity on her brain scan.
It’s just been one thing after another, back to back to back the last decade and we could really just use a very big miracle right now. I’m REALLY praying my heart out that someone will read this, and someone will really care, and someone will help us. I’m going to pray so hard. I just don’t know what to do for my little man… I’m just such a loss… I just really, really, really could use some help right now… Please someone hear my prayers…
Update as I wrote this letter last week
It is with a heavy heart I write this. My service do Sir. Kion the Great is having sever eye problems, and is losing his vision. I need to get him to a specialist, an Ophthalmologist which will cost 191$ and then medication for Pannus is around 70$. Could someone please help me. You can even check my instagram, Facebook , and tiktok and see that I’m disabled. My Instagram is Student_of_lifes_lessons. My Facebook is Mandi Browning and my tiktok is Doozer 3.
Thank you SO MUCH for your time to whoever read this all the way through, and thank you SO much to ever decided to donate to help my baby boy keep his sight. It’s just a shame that all that stands between an innocent dog and his sight is money, pieces of paper, I just find it so wrong on the dogs end. He didn’t do anything wrong to lose his vision, and it can be easily prevented but pieces of paper stand in the way. Smh… there are people that sit with billions and millions in the bank but an innocent dog loses his vision because of money. Like how wrong is that?