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Loving pet owner trying to raise money for cataract surgery for her 4 year old Rottie.

Lincoln, the most lovable Rottie in the world has gone blind from diabetes. He is only 4 years old; way too young to be blind. Lincoln is a superstar! Everyone at the vet comes out to say "Hi" when he enters the office. Everyone that encounters him falls in love, just like I did when I first saw him. Lincoln is a big lovable baby that gives kisses freely and is never aggressive. He is a quiet, goofy, lovable baby.

Shortly after Linc came into our lives, he was fighting for his. His breathing became severely labored and we rushed to the emergency vet. They kept him for almost 5 days. It was believed at the time that he suffered from a diaphragmatic hernia which is where the abdominal organs shift through a hole (hernia) into the upper chest. After 4 days of medicine and x-rays, a specialist said it wasn't a diaphragmatic hernia but severe pneumonia! Poor little guy! He would fortunately survive and grow stronger and healthier every day!

Before he was 2 years old, he developed diabetes that proved to be difficult to control. After almost 2 years of blood sugar swinging from too high to too low (he has had 6 siezures) his sugars have finally leveled off and responded to the insulin. Unfortunately, the diabetes has resulted in cataracts that have clouded his vision to the point of blindness. It breaks my heart to see him accidentally walk in to things or not see the treat I am holding out for him.

I suffer from breathing problems and I am a cancer survivor; Linc is always by my side when I am not feeling well. He curls up next to me and keeps me company. I helped nurse him back to health and he "nurses" me by being close to me and making sure I am breathing by getting right up in my face. I don't know how I would face my health issues with out my lovable Lincoln next to me.

At only 4 years of age, I feel he deserves the chance to have his vision restored with cataract removal surgery. The opthamologist does not accept Care Credit or payments so I have to come up with the total cost up front.
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