UPDATE on BYRON!
“Mark and I continue to be grateful everyday for the compassionate care we received at BluePearl and the financial assistance we received from Frankie’s Friends. They went above and beyond to help save our dog, Byron. When Byron needed surgeries my husband and I had used every bit of our savings to save his life. Byron is living a happy and healthy life today – he lived to meet his siblings, the two boys we have since had. We can’t imagine life without him. Thank you for all the work you do!” — Byron’s Family
Dear Frankie's Friends, Words cannot express how very grateful we are to have received assistance in paying for Byron's hospital care. On the morning of May 21, Byron, our Doberman, awoke shaking and drooling excessively. Within 24 hours his fever had spiked to over 105 degrees and we were rushing him to our local veterinarian. Unable to make a diagnosis, we were referred to BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency hospital in Tampa. From the moment we walked in the door, we were welcomed and assured that they would do everything possible to help our baby. After a harrowing recovery from pancreatitis, Byron continued to do poorly. Six weeks later, he was continuing to lose weight and was unable to keep either his medication or solid food down. We then learned he had an esophageal stricture.
Byron is very much the center of our family, and he knows it! My husband and I have not been blessed with children, so we have poured all of our love and attention into our four-legged adopted child. We have spent everything we have on Byron's care and will continue to do so. That being said, the gift from Frankie's Friends could not have gone to a more appreciative family. When we reached the very end of what we could afford, your gift gave us so much hope that we weren't in this fight alone. We will forever be grateful to the donors for making this program possible!
Jennifer, Mark and Byron