May 3rd, 2019 12:00am
PMC – CASE 507
Judith from Ocean Grove is an elderly pensioner who lives with profound deafness and is supported immensely by the unconditional love of her cherished pet, Milo, a cheeky 12-year-old Maltese. One of Milo’s greatest gifts is the fact that he barks to alert Judith of visitors at the door. For the past few months Judith and Milo have received home care and social veterinary assistance from the wonderful team @Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care headed by Dr Alicia Kennedy. Milo has for a long time suffered from serious allergies and ear problems that require regular treatment and monitoring.
More recently though matters took a turn for the worse with the development of a painful ear canal growth (as a result of chronic inflammation) that required an advanced surgery called a lateral ear resection to manage. The alternative was to have Milo euthanised. Judith’s finances are exhausted and she was not in a position to cover the estimated surgery cost of $2000.
3 organisations stepped up to help Judith and Milo. The Cherished Pets team contacted Pet Medical Crisis who were able to contribute $1000 for Milo’s surgery. Bellarine Vets offered to discount the surgery by $500. Judith will contribute some funds over time towards the balance of $500.
Milo has been to theatre and had his life-saving surgery to get him out of pain and home to his loving Mum. Since the surgery Milo and Judith have been receiving regular visits from her Cherished Pets Community Vet Nurse, Rebecca, to support post-operative care and monitoring. This will be ongoing.
We are so grateful to all parties for rallying to provide the veterinary care this little guy needs so that he can continue to be his human’s constant companion!
Rest and heal sweetheart. Love from all your friends at Pet Medical Crisis xxxxooooxxxx