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Age: 9 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
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April 10th 2006
She's the PRINCESS...and MUST share any attention to be given...to Kitties, Bird, People and Barney!
Barney...her lifelong Buddy, fully inherited with my Mom's Passing.
Unfortunately, it's RX (L/D)*HOPE FOR MIX W/HIGH QUAL. DOG FOOD SOON!*
Anywhere I'm going! Mostly ON me, though!
She kisses...and kisses...especially any tears. She's A MAJOR BLESSING!
Kiara's Story: Kiara is our Precious Little Yorkie Girl. ***KIARA'S LIVER SHUNT LIGATION SURGERY WAS PERFORMED ON 9/15/09 @ CORNELL UNIVERSITY COMPANION ANIMAL HOSP!! SHE IS RECOVERING BEAUTIFULLY @ HOME NOW!*** DR.S WERE ABLE TO "TIE-OFF" THE SHUNT VESSEL BY 80%! SHE ALSO HAD HER HUGE BLADDER STONE REMOVED & CORRECTIVE SURGERY ON THE BLADDER! HER KIDNEY CYSTS WERE NOT ABLE TO BE ALTERED @ THAT TIME. WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR HER FOR THESE. KIARA HAS BEEN FOUND TO HAVE A SLOW-PROGRESSING DISEASE OF HER RETINAS. SHE WILL EVENTUALLY LOSE HER SIGHT COMPLETELY. ALTHOUGH THIS WAS AN UNEXPECTED & SOMEWHAT DEVASTATING DIAGNOSIS, SHE WILL ALWAYS BE KIARA...AND CHERISHED! She's THREE years old now! When she was just about a year old, she began to have strange & scary health issues. The Vets never got to see her during these episodes, though. (They mainly happened @ night.) It seemed like it took forever to get a diagnosis. Her health & behavior were @ extremes. The changes were rapid & FRIGHTENING! Finally, after still more lab tests & ultrasound, it was discovered that she has a liver "shunt." Her blood takes a detour around the vital filter of her liver. It's serious, but better than not knowing why she kept approaching the brink of death! She has had a liver biopsy, is on daily medication & a prescription diet. There are side effects of her condition, as well. Dogs with this type of shunt (blood by-pass of the liver) are prone to bladder stones & some other conditions. She has devoloped this problem. She must now have her surgery to constrict this "extra" vessel & effect filtration of the blood through her little liver. (The body also requires substances derived from the liver.)
If You Could Look Into Her Little Teddy Bear Eyes & Then Feel Even One Of Her Precious Little Kisses, You'd Know That You Had To Do This, Too! The alternative is to have her put to sleep! NO WAY! She's A Precious Little Member Of Our Family! Animals Are Nothing Like Paper Plates...You Don't Just Throw Them Away When You Find A Weak Spot or Defect In Them! You LOVE Them...and You Act On Your Love! Kiara's Chances For A Full & Normal Life Are EXCELLENT With The Surgery & Follow-Up Treatment. We've Come So Close To Loosing Her A Few Times. I Can't Explain The Mourning During Those Episodes. We Have Faith & Hope Now! We're Working Hard To Make This Happen!
Kiara's Liver Shunt Ligation / Bladder stone removal surgery will be done by an Incredibly Dedicated Specialist in this field. The surgery will be performed @ Cornell Medical Companion Animal Hosp. in Ithica, NY. Her liver biopsy was done there in Jan. '08. They are dedicated, skilled & caring folks! We're determined to get back there as soon as we possibly can! Kiara is worth every struggle & fear. She deserves a normal life ! Please keep her in your most positive thoughts...and your Prayers!
Terriers...Particularly Yorkies / Silkies...Are Prone To Liver Shunts. (We Had No Idea!) The Test For Liver Function Is Simple, Inexpensive & Involves Only A Blood Sample! If You Have One Of These Little Loves In Your Life...Or You Know One...Pleaser Consider This Test!!! Don't Let Another Little One Suffer Through This! *** We Also Have A Little Boy Yorkie (from a separate breeder) He's Fine! He Is Kiara's Life-Long Buddy. (Kiara is Spayed!)They Came Home On The Same Day...Forever Children & Buddies...NOT BREEDERS! LOVE YOUR FURRY "KIDS!" THEY'RE PRICELESS!
Thank You For Taking Your Time To Get To Know About Us!
****Kiara Stinks was her Siss' (my Daughter) bit of Loving Honesty! Kiara must be medicated with Lactulose 1hr prior to each meal. It causes...well...loose bowel movements. Sometimes, it causes a brief "stink in the pants area!" It results in a quick "Bubbies Bath," I promise!****
KIARA HAS ALREADY HAD MORE THAN ONE'S SHARE OF PROBLEMS & DISCOMFORTS. OUR HOPES & PRAYERS ARE FOR A FAR MORE NORMAL LIFE FOR HER NOW. HER KIDNEYS & VISION WILL ALWAYS BE ISSUES. SHE'LL ALWAYS NEED EXTRA CARE & MEDICAL INTERVENTION WHEN POSSIBLE. I AM DEVOTED TO HER LIFE. SHE'S A PRICELESS SPIRIT TO ALL WHO ARE TOUCHED BY HER! THANK YOU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO "MEET" HER. i ASSURE YOU, SHE'S WORTH ALL!
Mommie's Li'l Princess !
The Last Forum I Posted In:
http://twitter.com/KiarasHope PLEASE FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER FOR ALL OF MY NEWS! LOOK FOR Kiara'sHope & MY PIC THAT'S ALSO HERE! MY OP-E-A-SHUN WILL BE VERY SOON NOW.
OP-E-A-SHUN WAS A WONDERFUL SUCCESS! KIARA'S HOPES ARE HIGH FOR A MUCH BETTER LIFE!**
KIARA & OUR FAMILY OFFER MOST SINCERE GRATITUDE TO ALL OF OUR DOGSTER FRIENDS! YOUR PRAYERS, KIND WORDS, SHOPPING & SOME DONATIONS @ HER EBAY STORE & SUGGESTIONS ARE ALL GREATLY APPRECIATED! SHE'LL ALWAYS HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, BUT I'LL ALWAYS DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO GUARANTEE THAT HER NEEDS ARE WELL MET! SHE'S AN AWESOME LI'L SPIRIT...WITH MORE DRIVE THAN I'VE EVER SEEN...ANYWHERE! (She frequently puts me to shame!) PLEASE KEEP HER IN YOUR MOST POSITIVE THOUGHTS & PRAYERS. WE'RE BLEST TO KNOW YOU!
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April 10th 2012 6:07 am
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HiYo Ewbry fwiends! My wiw make a swecial note 2day cuz it's my B'Say!! For 3 years, mys pup pals have been a HUGE part of my's & Mommy's strength. We want to say a HUGE THANKDA-Us! I'm 6 2day!! Can U bewieve it? My am strong & healthy! I get to eat Kibbles-n-Bits now! (Hint: It's the LOWEST PROTEIN of all the major brands. That's Y my can eat it. U's may want 2 eat somes other brands or sumpin!)My's fwiends have Paws-Together many times 4 me. We needa tews U how many much we 'ppreciate ewbry minute! My's Doccors do pinchie bwood tests sums times, and them say I am A-OK! Just habs 2 eat smaw 'mounts of protein stuffs. Hey...Mommy took me 2 a real, live dog park a couple weeks ago. She was so excited! I ams finally strong enufs 2 go there. I hated it!!! There were dogs there! Big dogs, 2! My spon was under the bench...just by Mommy's legs. Dogs eben twied 2 talk 2 me there! How rude!! My hads 2 grumble @ them...U's know...2 tew em I'm special! Mommy says we'll try it again. :( I say we needa jus go 4 rides. My Barney's been hangin oout @ my Sissy's house 4 sums months. He's coming home this week. 'Gotta go now...I'm tryna hides aw my faborite toys! I Yubba-U aw sooo many muches. Thankda-U 4 bees my pals!
November 27th 2009 4:31 pm
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Dear Diary- I know this's Kiara's personal diary. I'm supposed to use my own. I've done that. Just can't help but borrow a page here! I WANT TO OFFER THE DEEPEST GRATITUDE IMAGINABLE FOR THE BLESSING NAMED KIARA! I NEED TO EXTEND MY GRATITUDE TO / FOR ALL WHO HAVE COME TO KNOW & CARE ABOUT HER. WE ARE SO BLEST! The positive thoughts,gifts, notes of encouragement, purchases from our little Benefit Store...AND THE PRAYERS...of our friends on Dogster are nothing short of AMAZING! *WE THANK YOU ALL!* Kiara will have unusual issues & needs. There will be uncertain times ahead. We have come SO far, though! We are SO GRATEFUL!
It's actually 1 day past the traditional day of Thanksgiving. Rest assured, your kindness & support were a huge part of our family celebration!
We have a special THANKSGIVING to share with you today.
Kiara had blood drawn on Tues. It was her first round of tests since the surgery. Her Dr. just called with the results. His voice had a tone I've never heard there before.
KIARA'S BLOODWORK WAS NORMAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Her Dr. was Joyous! I can't tell you how Joyous we are!
There is one big test for next week. That will be performed by the lab @ Cornell. Kiara's blood sample will be over-nighted to them. She'll remain @ home this time! Her diet modifications & reduction of medication will be determined by the results of that test. Her Dr. here is most hopeful for Kiara's ability to gain some normalcy in these things!
In closing, I offer my family's Gratitude to Dr. Kellner @ East Fishkill Animal Hosp.; Dr.s S. Center & Kessler & Student Dr. Jill & The Entire Team @ Cornell University Companion Hosp.; Our Friends of A Bargain In Kiara's Korner on ebay & Dogster.com ... and to God...for the Blessing of Kiara's Life & Health.
We will walk the road of this life & whatever adventures & needs it presents together! Thank YOU for walking with us!
Tears of Joy & Many Smiles, Kiara's Mom
September 23rd 2009 9:39 am
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HiYo Ewbrey Fuwiends! My ams feewin' PEEDIE GOODS 2day!!! GWEAT, EBEN! Mommie hewpeded my put a pixure of tha t'tum (fwom Munsdays 9/21) on my's page 2day. Her stiw won't yet my do yots of suffs, but boy-o-boy ams my gettin' tha royal tweatment!! :) My can eben has my's bekkist on tha couchie pwace sumstimes if my wants 2! :) My stiw has yiddle 'stakes hewe & thewe. Mommie askeded my ifs my can't hewp it acause my got op-e-a-ted or ifs my'm angayee bout she's yeavin' me thewe 2 get it. My not tewwin! Aw wite, so my feews bad when her has 2 cwean potty 'stakes, so my twyin 2 do it wight. My don't yikes it when Mommie gets 2 sad. Her doesn't punish my. Hey...what means punish, any sums way? Aw ewbrey dif'rent suffs is gweat. My has no mores bwuises!! My has a berry peedie t'tum now. Mommie awways says so! My gets 1 yess med'cines now. 1 more wiw get stoppeded in 10 days. In 1 more months, my MIGHTBE can gets no more Yukkiyose B4 my eats! Then my wud has NO MED'CINES 2 TAKES 4 SUMS WHIWES!! :) :) Tha Doccors tewed Mommie 'bout my's eyes things. Now her doesn't yaugh if my "pway" wiv my's water dish B4 my dwinkie. That useded 2 make my a yiddle sad. Her unnersands now. Her says it's ok & we wiw do ewbrey suffs we needs 2 in aw tha days 2 comes. Her says No Pwobwems! I Yuva She. Her awways tews me "I Yubba-U... Dubba-U" 2 my! So...guesses what...My wiw tews U Fuwiends it, 2! I Yubba-U... W ! THANKDA-U EWBREY 4 EWBREY YUVS & PAWS-2GETHER & PWESENTS & AW YERS HEARTS 4 MY & MY's FAMIYEE! UR THA BESTEST FUWIENDS A LI'L GIWL COOD EBER HAS! AND REMEMBERS, I YUBBA-U...W! Kisses, Kiara
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