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一向食慾都很好的小Y,出現了食慾不佳的狀況,我們焦急的帶著她到處求醫,看了台北數家的名醫,最後得到的結果是—小Y活不過過年,就帶她回家好好的吃吃喝喝吧!可是看著小Y每天開心的散步,彷彿在要求我們給她多一點時間,讓她能多和我們一起享受美好的時光。我們抱著一線希望,找上了台大動物醫院。在血液專家蘇醫師的診斷下,告訴我們透過輸血,小Y有機會再繼續地快樂生活下來。但是,第一階段的輸血量就需高達三十袋的血袋!

文圖/ Story & Picture Rita Chen

 

我們很高興聽到小Y有機會能多享受這美好的世界,但是卻為了三十袋的血要從哪裡來感到困擾!由於當時已接近農曆過年,我們必需在春節前湊齊要用到的十包的量。我們不願放棄這個希望,所以開始聯絡各動保協會,以及從臉書上向朋友求救。

熱心的朋友們幫我們轉分享了募血的訊息,其中有位朋友,介紹了「寵物捐血資料庫」給我們。經過聯絡,資料庫的伙伴們立即熱心的幫我們PO出了小Y的募血文章。而過了一天後,我們居然就接到了好多通願意捐血的電話,讓我們在照顧小Y醫院家裡奔波之餘,不再需要擔心血要從哪來。寵物捐血資料庫的會員已高達上萬,所以我們靠著它,持續地募到了足夠的捐血。小Y靠著輸血,打破了原本醫生說活不過過年的魔咒,牠不但恢復了體力,也消除了嚴重的腹水。

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在小Y生病前,我們總假設小Y會健健康康陪我們到老。在她生病後,我們才驚覺能陪她遊山玩水的機會不多了,所以我們趁著小Y輸血後,精神好一些時帶著她到處去玩。我們至少想在她體力還能負荷的時候,多帶她看看這她喜愛的世界。

20134月中旬,在輸血治療了一段時間之後,我們發現輸血需求越來越緊急,且輸血時間越來越長,血檢資料顯示小Y的病情在惡化中,所以最後我們決定要讓她舒服的離去。因為輸血的關係,其實已讓我們有時間向她表達我們的愛,也給了她生命中最精彩快樂的一段時光,所以在她臨走前,我們不再覺得遺憾了!

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Little Y has always been a good eater so when she lost appetite, we became very concerned. We took her to various famous vets around Taipei and conclusion was: Little Y was not going to make it past Chinese New Year so we should just let her eat whatever her heart desired.

 

But Little Y was so happy and lively whenever we took her on her daily walks, as if she was pleading with us to give her more time so she can enjoy share more happy moments with us.

 

With little hope, we took her to see Dr. Su, a hematologist at the National Taiwan veterinary hospital, who said Little Y could live longer but she will need a large quantity of blood transfusion. Just in the initial stage alone, Little Y would need 30 bags of blood.

 

We were thrilled to know that there is a glimpse of hope for Little Y but at the same, we had no idea where to get 30 bags of blood. With the Chinese New Year holiday approaching, we had to come up with at least 10 bags of blood before the long break. Since giving up was not an option, we contacted a few animal welfare groups and asked for help on Facebook.

 

Several friends helped to repost our message and one of the friends connected us to the Pet Blood Bank. After only one day, we received numerous phone calls from pet owners who volunteered their dogs to donate blood to Little Y. It was a sheer blessing because we no longer had to worry about where to find the blood and can concentrate on taking care of Little Y.

 

Luckily, there were over 10,000 registered members in the Pet Blood Bank and we were able to gather enough bags of blood for Little Y. Through blood transfusion, Little Y was able to beat the odds and survived past the holidays. Moreover, she regained her energy and even her ascites went away. Before Little Y fell ill, we always assumed she would live a long healthy life. But when we realized that it was a false hope, we grabbed every chance we could to take her on trips and outings. We wanted her to see more of the world when she still could.

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By April of 2013, Little Y’s condition worsened and her need for blood transfusion became more urgent and frequent. Finally, we decided it was time to let Little Y go before her pain got even more unbearable.

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We are so grateful for all those people who allowed their pets to donate blood to Little Y. Because of their generous donations, we had more time to tell Little Y how much we love her. Thanks to the donors, Little Y spent the last few months of her life in joy and happiness and we were able to say goodbye to Little Y without regrets.

 

 

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