- By: Lillian Roberts
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/sierra
My name is Lilly Roberts, and I am raising funds for my dog, Sierra.
Sierra is a four-year-old rescue from the SPCA and I have had her since she was a puppy. I was diagnosed with PTSD after I was raped, and Sierra saved my life. She has brought so much love and light to my life and continues to save my life every day. Sierra ensured I got my degree and has kept me focused on improving my life so I can make hers better as well. She deserves to live a pain-free, mobile life. She is only 4years old.
Sierra's quality of life and mobility has been impacted by her torn ligament. She used to be a lively, naughty and happy dog. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis delayed treatment even further. Due to this delay, her other ligament tore due to pressure placed on the okay leg. This makes surgery on her knee ill-advised, so I am hoping to go the physical rehabilitation route (depending on vet recommendations!)
I am crowdfunding for Sierra's rehabilitation, which will help mend and strengthen her back legs so she can carry her own weight and live a relatively normal life. The costs will involve medication, a kind of leg brace and swimming/exercise therapy, on top of vet consultation fees.
Sierra's rehabilitation is likely to take months and I have not had a proper prognosis/treatment plan formulated as of yet. On the 2/12/19, I am taking her in for x-rays and will be informed as to the possible timeline of her recovery.
Reaching my target will mean that Sierra's quality of life is substantially improved. Sierra has not been able to go everywhere with me as she used to, and this will mean she gets a happier, fuller life. Even if full mobility is not returned and she cannot run and jump as she used to, her quality of life will be still be improved significantly.
All of the funds will go towards vets bills involving a splint (highly likely), anti-inflammatory medication etc, and swimming/exercise rehabilitation.
As soon as I have a proper prognosis, I will update the campaign with a breakdown of what funds I need for what.
- Jan 04, 2020 - USD $ 77.33
- "Happy Birthday Lil <3 Sending strongs for you and Sierra xx" - Jess
- Jan 03, 2020 - R 1 028.20
- "Hope this helps" - Joshua Stein