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This is what melancholy sounds like when you’re fine with being there

I have this on my iPod and listen to it often…it’s calming. Plus, the emotion that it makes me feel…it’s amazing.

Used to play it decently….not so much now, but still love it

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Hey guys, I hate to do this, but my sister’s dog is in desperate need of your help.  My sister, Amanda, is the type of person who has always fended for herself.  She takes care of things quickly and efficiently without asking for help, so the fact that she’s reaching out for donations really concerns me – as she struggles with OCD and depression, I’m as worried for her mental state as I am for the health of her dog.

Her dog, Barney, is six years old, and Amanda truly sees him as her first child.  When she gave birth to her daughter, a part of me worried that Barney would be replaced, but that’s not what happened at all.  Barney loved baby Bryleigh from the moment he laid eyes on her, and spent every moment sleeping under her crib and sitting next to her, watching over her.  He continues this behavior to this day, even now that Bryleigh is two years old.  He patiently lets her tug on his ears, never lashing out at her.  Now that he’s sick, Bryleigh says things like, “Barney can’t come home.  He’s sick.”  One night, Amanda even overheard Bryleigh saying, “Jesus please help Barney. Jesus help Barney. Amen.”  While she can’t possibly understand the seriousness of what’s happening, being around her makes it so obvious that she’s worried for him, that she doesn’t know what to do without her dog – her best friend – constantly nearby. 

Barney had been behaving strangely in the days leading up to his hospitalization, very weak and lethargic, and exhibiting some of the behavior I recognized from my cat’s near-death struggle with diabetes a year ago.  Amanda had told me she had a vet visit planned for the following day, but I knew if my fears were true, it was possible he could be dead before then.  I told her to take him to the vet immediately, and she did.  This was July 2nd, and it was then that he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis and possible diabetes.  He was immediately put on an IV and given multiple medications, but not even 24 hours later, the vet called and informed them that it was unlikely Barney would survive the night, and that they’d have to make a decision: pay for continued treatment, or let him go. 

With as much as Barney means to their family, Amanda couldn’t imagine doing anything other than continuing his treatment.  So far, he has surprised everyone – the vet, the emergency clinic, and Amanda’s family – that he has held on so long, and every day he gets a little better.  They visit him every day, and he’s even starting to wag his tail when he sees them.  They now know, however, that in addition to his diagnosis of pancreatitis, he definitely suffers from diabetes with ketoacidosis.  Between the insulin, constant bloodwork, pain and nausea meds and trying to balance his potassium and glucose, they are well at a $4,000 balance with no signs of him coming home soon. It appears another week of hospitalization may be needed as he is still not able to eat, his glucose levels are too high, and he has ketones in his urine.  They were told each day would cost them around $1,000. 

As I’m writing this, Amanda has been texting me, telling me she’s so scared that their balance is going to hit $10,000.  Even with Amanda and her husband working fulltime jobs, this is a huge burden to their little family, and she has no idea how they’re going to make this happen.

A year ago, donations from Tumblr saved my cat’s life.  Please save Barney, too.  I want to do everything I can to make this easier on my sister – it breaks my heart to know she’s so upset over this, and this is the only way I know how to help her.  The stress of knowing her beloved dog is sick is bad enough – I don’t want her to have to worry about the money, too. 

Here is a link to his donation page

Even if you can’t help financially, please reblog this post to get the word out.  

I don’t do this often, but DKA and pancreatitis are some of the most acute, unforeseeable, and expensive conditions there are, that still have a chance of full recovery if just given enough time and support.  I’m a veterinarian and I don’t have enough in my savings to pay for that level of hospitalization, were it to happen to my pet, so I definitely understand how tough it can be.  Good luck Barney.

Boost if you can’t help. Just as veterinaryrambles said—it’s possible for a full recovery from this, and Barney needs some help.

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