I own one
of the most beautiful and sweetest creatures that God ever put on the face
of this earth. She has taught me compassion to an extent that I could never
fathom before. She has taught me bravery that I never knew existed in
animals. She has taught me to love beyond my wildest dreams and she will
teach me heartache I have never known before. She is my heart, she is the
light that shines so brightly in her eyes when she looks at me in gratitude
for helping her through another spell. She is my little liver shunt baby that
I know I will lose sooner than should be. She has too many shunts
for surgery to fix.
Five times I have sat through her spells holding her and crying over her not
knowing if she will live through the night or not. Watching her little 3 lb.
body jerk and listening to her cries of pain so weak but loud enough to
pierce my heart like a bolt of thunder that shook my entire being. This IS
the face of liver shunt and if test will eventually eradicate it then
please let's do it quickly.
God did not put humans or animals on this earth to suffer in the way these
babies suffer. They are not "just dogs" -- they are living breathing forms of
life that live and suffer in the same way we do. If Liver shunt were a
human problem everyone who had it or knew of anyone that had it would be
rushing to stop it. This only my opinion and after all I only own and
love a liver shunt baby.
Jean Fritz, Mesquite, TX
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