Wheels for Toby
Organized by: Paul Basten
Toby has been having a hard time getting around. He is able to get up and down stairs and still swims well. However, when walking after a few steps he tends to fall over due to a weakness in the right rear leg. His rear end tips to the left and he quickly ends on his butt. With sheer will power he picks himself up, and continues….only to collapse in the same way in a couple of steps or after only a few feet of forward motion.
His Neurologist and Orthopedic surgeon spent a whole day examining him. After x-rays and MRI neither could figure out what was wrong - and thus no medical “fix”.
We’d like to get Toby a Full Rear Support K9 Cart. It will provide support for his back end so that he can gain the value of exercise from a longer walk than he can currently accomplish. I fear that if he continues to fall over in this way, he might actually injure his spine.
In the video posted with this copy, you'll see Toby struggling to walk, and a look at a Golden Retriever in the K9 Cart we are hoping to provide him.
Thank you all for your generosity. Toby's "Wheels" were ordered this morning and he started to get the hang of them after a couple of tries. Take a look at him using them!!! https://youtu.be/s9SGQLROMpQ
Unfortunately, we were devastated to learn from Toby's vet that he has a Cancerous tumor in his liver and it has already metastisized into his lung(s). Not wanting to stress Toby further I decided to not have him continue with his Wheels and returned them. All donors have been contacted and donations are being returned to them if they so choose.
Our thanks to all that have seen this - keep up the spirit of giving - we are most grateful to CrowdRise for this amazing site. Thank you to all with whom I have interacted!