FOREVER FOSTER DOG
Sandie said. "Molly is a 7-year-old Golden Retriever who was surrendered to me by her owner as an alternative to having her put to sleep.
I was told by the previous owner that Molly had been incontinent all of her life and he had taken her to the Veterinary College as a 16-week-old pup but didn't proceed with any treatment recommended by them. As she lived outside, it had never really been a problem for him but it was getting to the stage where he had to change her bedding (probably straw) every 3-4 days!!!
Molly was a very timid girl when she first arrived and her condition was not helped by the fact that she was full of fleas. When she lay on the tiled floor she would be wet up to her shoulders.
Molly has been to the Vet College for tests and the vet explained everything in great detail. Basically, the left urethra doesn't go into the bladder and it has two holes in it and the bladder walls are inflamed."
He also told me that there's a probability that she'll still leak, nowhere near as much, and that she'll probably be prone to infection from time to time.
FURTHER UPDATE ON MOLLY - 28.2.2009
We raised £2,480 overall which means we have money in hand for Molly's continued treatment .
UPDATE MAY 09
Sandie said, Looking after Molly is not easy as she is very high maintenance and needs a lot of attention. The Zara's herbal tea from Gramma's is helping but does involve quite a lengthy and time consuming preparation process. We did not expect the operation to completely cure her incontinence and there are days when I feel as though she's taken one step forward and two backwards. When she does have a re-occurrence, the leaking is still quite bad.
Molly continues to receive bi-weekly acupuncture treatment - special thanks to Gary Creegan for his ongoing help.
For all that, Molly is a gorgeous girl who has adapted easily to her new life here and gets on really well with my other dogs. She is very obedient and loving and it would be hard to imagine life without her. The rewards of seeing her so happy far outweigh the hard work that her care involves.
Despite this, there has been an improvement in Molly's condition and this has only been possible thanks to the kind and generous contributions of her many supporters."
Molly & Monty
DI'S VISIT TO SANDIE NOV 09
Di stayed with Sandie for a couple of days earlier this month and was delighted to meet all 8 of her resident dogs. Molly and Monty’s stories have been well documented so it seems like a good time to let our readers and supporters know how they are progressing. This is what Di said:
I accompanied Molly and Monty to the local veterinary practice for their regular acupuncture treatment administered by the wonderful Gary Cregan. This man must surely be a saint amongst vets for his patience and determination to conquer their conditions using homeopathic techniques.
Despite a little bit of wriggling during the treatment, Molly was generally a very good patient, unlike Monty!
It was really satisfying to see how much progress Molly and Monty have made and a real pleasure to spend time with them both and their adopted brother and sisters. Thanks again Sandie for welcoming me into your home.”
UPDATE OCT 11 Although Molly still gets the odd infection from time to time, in the main she's quite dry 70% of the time. She still receives her weekly acupuncture from Gary and enjoys her walk on the beach every day. Since Sandie lost Isabelle in March and no longer has her medication to pay for, she has taken over payment of all Molly's daily medication requirement which is not such a drain on the IRR funds.
Although Molly still gets the odd infection from time to time, in the main she's quite dry 70% of the time. She still receives her weekly acupuncture from Gary and enjoys her walk on the beach every day. Since Sandie lost Isabelle in March and no longer has her medication to pay for, she has taken over payment of all Molly's daily medication requirement which is not such a drain on the IRR funds.
MANY THANKS FROM MOLLY & IRR TO:-
who have all generously donated money or pledged donations towards her medical treatment, have crossposted for us and / or have offered other very useful advice and help.