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Saving Eddie

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This is sweet, little Eddie.  He lived on the streets in Romania and has been abused and tortured.  His tail was chopped off, he was hung from a tree in a metal snare round his waist and left to die. crying


Then he was hit over the head with a metal bar with a spike in it: it missed his skull saving his life, but made a large hole in his nose.  A tissue-eating bacteria got in through the hole which destroyed the inside of his nose and is now in the bones of his skull.


He needs specialist veterinary skills to save his life which his Insurance will not cover. I am appealing for funds to cover his treatment.


Our local vets say they cannot treat him so we were referred to the oncology department of the Practice set up by a famous TV vet in the UK, who says Eddie can be treated. But our Insurance company will not cover pre-existing conditions.  We have already spend £2,000 on his diagnoses, CT scan, anaesthesia, tissue cultures, laboratory tests and IV drips.


Everyone at this Veterinary practice fell in love with him and says he is such a deserving case.  They all immediately suggested crowd-funding - which is why I am coming to you lovely peoplesmiley


The vet has two plans, plan A and plan B.  Plan A is the simplest and cheapest and will cause Eddie the least suffering and it is funding for this for which I am appealing.  The tissue cultures suggest that this bacteria is vulnerable to specific antiobiotics which is good news. The major problem is that it can be hard to get at once it is in the bone, however, this is the plan which the vet favours.   


Plan A is to give Eddie 8 weeks of very specific and targeted antibiotics in the hope that they will eradicate the infection: then the vet will carry out plastic surgery to close up his nose.  


We need £6,000 to cover this.


Plan B will necessitate surgery to open up his nose further, pack it with gauze, drip antibiotic into the gauze twice a day as well as giving it orally, and then a later, more complicated reconstruction of his face.  We are hoping to avoid that if possible, and I have no idea how much that would cost.


Eddie has survived seven years of hell: he has travelled across five countries to get to us and we are now his forever home.  We will do whatever we possibly can to help him have a happy, safe and healthy second half to his life.  But at the moment this looks as if it may not happen unless we can get on top of this bacteria which is eating away at his face and head.  Despite his past Eddie is a loving, sweet, little dog who still trusts humans and wins the hearts of all who meet him.  He follows me round the house and ask for nothing more than to be safe, sitting by the feet of someone he loves. heart




Can you help him?  Thank you so much for reading his storylaugh


Click to make a contribution.

  • Give however much you want.  A very small amount from a lot of people is all it will take.
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Thank you from us, and of course, from Eddie!

Organised by

Susanna Hawthorne

Cristiana Tosarelli contributed

helene david contributed

Daria Winnicka contributed £10

Julie Ariza contributed £50

Filipe Valerio contributed £10

Jocelyn Newman contributed £30

Kathleen Martland contributed £10

Kim Oliver contributed £20

Kaylie Russell contributed £6

Ellen Round contributed £50

Kelly Gilders contributed £5

Heather Jones contributed £10

Jane Burchby contributed £10

Sue Watkin contributed

Shelley Ayres contributed £10

Donna Bradley contributed £10

Anonymous contributed

Michael Norton contributed £5

Glynne Lee contributed

Anonymous contributed £20

Karen Andrews contributed £50

Hal Sandbach contributed £20

Valerie Demetriou contributed

Christine Hayden contributed £10

13 October 2017
Julie Ariza
Really really hope you reach target.poor Eddie.its just unbelievable.its so sad.
29 September 2017
Kim Oliver
Hope this amount helps towards Eddies treatment
29 September 2017
Kaylie Russell
I hope all goes well for this sweet poor boy. Thank you for saving him
10 September 2017
Sue Watkin
love this little fella to the moon and back xxx
10 September 2017
Shelley Ayres
Good luck Eddie you beautiful boy xxxx
8 September 2017
Valerie Demetriou
I think you are doing an amazing job by sponsoring beautiful Eddie so proud
4 September 2017
Shahid Mohammad
small contribution but i hope it helps.
2 September 2017
Lou Malcolmson
Hopefully u get the amount u need an more for eddie.his injuries r horrific.I dont know how n e one cud do that to another living creature ! X
2 September 2017
David Irwin
Good Luck Eddie :)
1 September 2017
Michael Townsend
I currently have 2 rescue dogs from Romania who are fit healthy and loving life in England My sincere best wishes to you and Eddie