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Bailey the Corgi puppy needs help!
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Ended Apr 16, 2013
Bailey is an 11 week old puppy suffering from parvo. Her brother Frank, another CorgiPals client, was recently treated for parvo as well. More ...
April 11, 2013

By now, I'm sure all of you are familiar with baby Frank, the parvo puppy we raised $1,575 for about a week ago. If you fell in love with him (and I'm quite sure you did), then you'll be very interested in our newest Helping Paws client. Pals, I'd like to introduce baby Bailey, Frank's sister. Bailey is now 11 weeks old and also suffering from parvo. Corgi Dads Chou and Danny contacted me about helping their sweet new baby girl beat this terrible virus. Here is Bailey's story in Danny's words:

"My partner, Chou purchased Bailey from the same breeder as Frank. We sincerely believe the breeder was not at fault intentionally as she has been generous and proactive in the news in finding out Bailey's siblings tested positive for parvo. We suspect somehow a prospective buyer of the litter had incidentally brought parvo over to the breeder. Had it not been the breeder contacting us the very same day we noticed Bailey had showed symptoms, Bailey may have not survived.

Chou was visiting me on March 26, 2013 when the breeder called to give the bad news. That same night, Chou and I went to a vet where Bailey was tested positive for parvo and referred us to a nearby animal hospital. At the animal hospital, they estimated a two day stay as $2,034. Chou simply did not have the financial means to afford such, combined with the fact it wouldn't be guaranteed she would survive. Chou would have had to let Bailey try to tough it out on her own. However, personally, I have the credit means to help Bailey, and sat there philosophically thinking how can I be 'cheap' over valuing a life of another being. So, I offered to use my credit card if it meant I could help maximize the chance for life. I wanted to try.

It looked like we caught it early enough -- to the point where the vet released Bailey the very next day for home care. I was refunded $979. We were so happy. However, the following day I noticed Bailey was not eating whatsoever, her high energy immediately after the vet had waned. Then new symptoms showed, where she was vomiting and having diarrhea. I checked Bailey back into the hospital on March 28 and charged another $1,431, but subsequently refunded another $204 when I checked her out for home care on March 30 (a few days later I realized I had maxed out my credit card).

Bailey generally looks to be in good spirits now, but during home care I had a few freak scares. Her feces ranged from hard to very soft, and one day I saw bloody diarrhea. I wholeheartedly believe Bailey will pull through.

I'm hoping CorgiPals can help Chou pay these medical bills back for me. I have my own 5 year old Corgi named Bandit plus a rescue 5 year old Corgi named Fox. Chou got Bailey for his companionship. Chou had 5 sisters and 5 brothers. He has lost 3 sisters now, 2 to suicide -- one of which was fairly recent and the closest to him. His family is still grieving.

By my calculations, I am out $2,279 in medical bills. However, the breeder gave Chou a full refund of $750, which he has given to me. I'm not here to ask more than I am out. I was hoping we could fund raise nothing more than $1,500.

Bailey is the cutest dog ever. This whole ordeal has been eye opening to me personally, never had I actually known about parvo, never had felt so much emotion for one sick little puppy. I'm excited for Bailey's full recovery and future very full life."

Pals, please join me in spreading the word about dear little Bailey so we can help pay Danny back for his kindness and help her lead the full life every dog deserves.
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