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This fundraiser ended on 08/07/11

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The funds will be used for Kirby's ongoing diabetic and eye care, opthamologist testing and surgery.

Dear Friends, Family & fellow animal lovers,
My sweet girl, Kirby was diagnosed with diabetes at the end of March 2011. She has developed cataracts and has lost her eyesight within the last several weeks. It is early enough that I can try to do something about it but need to act quickly and hopefully can do this with your help & donations. I am planning a backyard BBQ & house concert/jam featuring Kevin Daniel Smith & friends to show my thanks and appreciation on August 13th. Details to follow.
With love,

Here is some additional information:

"If untreated, the cataracts cause intraocular inflammation called Lens-Induced Uveitis (LIU) that harms the eyes by causing glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure). If the LIU is uncontrolled and glaucoma develops, cataract surgery might not be possible. Glaucoma causes a chronic headache (similar to a migraine)....Diabetic dogs actually tend to have a better surgical success rate after cataract surgery than “normal” dogs with cataracts. The surgery is same-day surgery, with no overnight hospital stay."
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