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Bailey is an adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi who loves agility and sticks to his mom's side like white on rice. Corgi Mom Barbara wrote to me when Bailey suddenly faced a severe injury and very expensive treatment. More ...
July 30, 2013

Bailey is an adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi who loves agility and sticks to his mom's side like white on rice. Corgi Mom Barbara wrote to me when Bailey suddenly faced a severe injury and very expensive treatment. Here is Bailey's story in Barbara's words:

"Bailey's full name is "Be Bop Bailey" and the name fits. His favorite activity is agility. We only do it for fun, not competition and to burn up all his energy. At home he is the "cat herder". We have 2 cats that like to tussle and Bailey has made it his personal business to get between them and herd them away from each other. His hobby is tearing into stuffed animals until they don't squeak anymore! Bailey doesn't know he's vertically challenged. When a stranger comes on the porch, he sounds like a German shepherd! He only settles down for a nap after all family members are present and accounted for. He loves the "bark park" and frapping with his fellow canines!

Bailey was playing in the yard and he slipped and ran his chest into a wooden step on the deck. He yelped for a minute, and then calmed down. The next morning, he couldn’t stand up for his back legs were paralyzed. I took him to the veterinarian and she did a neurological exam. It showed spinal cord/disc damage and she sent us to a surgeon who treats this type of injury. He performed tests and found a disc was pushed upward and pushing on his spinal column. He also found that he was leaking blood internally. Bailey needed surgery and he needed it right away if he was going to get back the use of his legs, bowels and bladder. I granted permission and a few hours later he was in recovery. Bailey was under their care from Sunday, July 7, to Thursday, July 11. Bailey is happy to be home and each day he gets a little more use of his legs. I take him out with a sling and he is regaining his bathroom habits. I have been massaging him and following the information the Vet gave me to help him recover. Bailey is progressing nicely since his surgery. I am following the Vet's instructions with massage and mild exercise. He still needs help with walking (I use a sling) and cannot manage stairs yet.

My reason for writing is that the fees for Bailey are over $3,500 and I cannot afford this. I am disabled and I live with my son and grandson because I cannot afford a place of my own. Bailey is my constant companion, my “fur baby”. I had to do everything I could for him to live a normal life. I checked CorgiAid first, but they only help rescue Corgis. I have attended many Corgi picnics over the last 10 years and helped support them with donations. I then found your site. I am hoping your organization will consider helping Bailey."

The cost of Bailey's surgery, plus the Fundrazr and PayPal fees is $3,700. Please share Bailey's story and donate if you can so we can help Barbara get back on her feet after this immense cost.
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