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Ducati's Mama

Ducati's story

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My name is Alyson (part time student and full time mother of a 2 year old) and I'm writing this on behalf of our 6 year old Chinese Crested, Ducati.

We were blessed to find Ducati after months of searching rescue sites and facilities. At the time, my husband and I were in more than a good enough position to care for our sweet little 1 year old dog and actually donated frequently to various pet charities and even carried pet insurance. Today (5 years later) we have been blessed with a child but stricken with grave unemployment. Despite these hardships, we had always managed to care for our pet family (Ducati and his Chihuahua sister lexis.)

Last November Ducati was diagnosed with a "luxated lens" in his left eye. This dislodging of the lens causes tearing in the eye, is extremely painful and in Ducati's case lead to infection. We had to have his eye removed; so we scraped together the money, funded Ducati's procedure and thought it was over. Now, six months later, we find ourselves living with family, still searching for work and battling another eye infection.

Ducati's remaining eye has been diagnosed with the same affliction and just as before has a fast moving and very grave infection. We are now scrambling to find help for our dog as we deal with specialists who won't take monthly payments, won't take third party payments, and basically can't help us.

Just two days ago we found a wonderful vet who (after seeing firsthand the severity of his condition) is more than happy to help us by allowing charitable organizations to help raise funds for Ducati's life saving procedure. We would love nothing more than to keep our happy, healthy (albeit blind) boy with us! We've studied up on caring for a blind dog and he is MORE than worth it!!

My family and I thank you for taking time out of your day to read this letter. Thank you and God bless.

~ Alyson Edgerton

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I am very impressed how much research you have done thus far! and caring for a sick animal can be challenging, but so worth it-i agree! I dont know if imom can help or not, but the first thing to do...since now it is in another eye,is apply through the financial aid section of this forum! The imom caseworkers will let you know wether or not you qualify..they will need to know that you were denied for carecredit, so if you havent applied online to carecredti,definetely try that first.and if denied then apply to imom. from there if approved they will ask you to post repost here on facebook ,twitter whatever...basically you are fundraising for your pup(who is adorable by the way).keep us posted as to what imom has to say..we will guide you along ! I think it is wonderful that your vet is willing to work with organizations and is trying to help you- sound like amazing people to me, and you will find that the imom people here are that amazing too!!!!!!good luck!

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OMG!! IMe and my baby Duke will be praying for your baby Ducati!! I hope that he can have the surgery and survive and be healthy and strong!! God Bless you and your family!!

Joyce n Duke

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Thank you for your prayers and support! IMOM has approved us for fundraising and his story has been put up in the pets in need forum... Yay!!! I will be posting updates as well as current pictures so check back!

Thank you all!

- Alyson

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