Angel, the dog, first came to FTLOA last year with an odd skin condition. We've learned that she's suffering from a rare autoimmune condition. As many of our followers with autoimmune conditions know, it's no picnic.
Angel, the dog, first came to FTLOA last year with an odd skin condition. We've thought she was healed a few times, but just as we start to celebrate she always seems to have a setback. We've learned that she's suffering from a rare autoimmune condition. As many of our followers with autoimmune conditions know, it's no picnic.
With the care of specialists, we were able to get her skin condition in remission. But now it's attacking her eyes. Some days she is in a lot of pain and experiences periods of little to no vision. Her medication is keeping it at bay most days, and now her mother is coping with switching medications and the fear that any change will do more harm than good. But she trusts the specialists.
This photo was taken at the end of a three-day medication cycle. After visiting the vet this week, her medication has been changed and increased to help avoid these horrible days.
Sadly, her autoimmune disorder has no cure.
We can only hope to manage it and hopefully get it into remission. It’s truly heartbreaking for Angel's mom always to be worried about Angel and her inconsistent symptoms. But, of course, she will never give up hope for her Angel.
On her good days, Angel is just as her name suggests, a pure joy to be around. But most days she is tired and lays around the house. We know, as humans, that these autoimmune disorders can take a lot out of you. But it's not hopeless. If we can keep up her treatments and testing, the veterinarians can get her in remission.
Angel’s ongoing treatment is expensive.
Please donate to help her fight this!
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