r/Damnthatsinteresting Interested Dec 01 '22 Silver 1

This is Faith; an 11 year Greyhound who had a major stroke BUT... Video

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u/kudichangedlives Dec 01 '22

But the chances of this dog surviving were probably really small even with all that help and the most likely scenario would be that you have to help your dog move around in a towel, it shits and pees all over your bed as you cry next to it every day all day until you finally realize that they're not going to get any better and that you might be prolonging their pain for your own selfish hope at a life that has been taken away. Fuck

You were the best boi ever River!!

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u/GiantMimic Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Came to say the same thing. I worked in a shelter environment for 4 years. They didn't suggest to put her down to be evil, or cause they hate dogs, or cause they didn't care.

It's because that level of work, care, money, time to get that dog back to a decent quality of life are all far higher than the average person is even capable of **if they tried**.

Most people would fuck it up and just cause the dog suffering, believe me. 90% of the people who came into my shelter were dumb as hell and couldn't even care for their healthy animals properly, let alone a special needs one.

That dog is extremely lucky to have a family with the level of intelligence and care to be able to give her that chance back, it was an extremely slim chance. Stars aligned for that doggo with the family she got.

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u/kudichangedlives Dec 01 '22

"it's because the level of work, care, money, time to get that dog back to a decent quality of life are all far higher than the average person is capable of if they even tried."

No, this is not what I'm saying, although I'm sure it's true in many cases.

Now I can only speak for my case because I haven't experienced any others, but I'm saying that my vet recommended putting mine down because even with all of that care they said that there was still just a very very very small chance of him living. And of course I tried, and of course he just kept getting worse and worse

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u/Meems04 Dec 01 '22

Yep. Came here to say this. I LOVE stories where they get better. But 99% don't end that way & people are just being cruel. Dogs/cats don't often show their pain unless it's severe or acute. They suffer in silence...

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u/android_queen Dec 02 '22

Thanks for saying this. Had to let go of my dog (cancer) after a year of surgeries and chemo and a bunch of other stuff. Even after all that, I still feel guilty when I see stories like this. I know that’s not the intent, and I’m not saying they shouldn’t be posted, but oof.

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u/Sweet-Memory398 Dec 02 '22

I read this comment knowing exactly where it was leading. Read the last word in the paragraph and I felt bad for you I knew.. I read the final sentence and nothing but pain and chills after. It hurts to lose your best friend dog, human, cat, etc. I was 6 I got my first puppy named him Sam and yes I do have memories of him my mom had a wicker chair its like a big bowl that has a circular stand that you can put under it and angle the 'bowl' however you like or use without it that was Sam and i's chair I'm 20 now I lost him to parvo when I was 10 my mom wanted to get rid of that old chair but I kept it all my memories are with that chair falling asleep with Sam in the chair or long days after school to come home and sit with my puppy in the chair and watch a movie.. I miss him I was young sure but he was my dog and that won't change.

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u/Ok_Calligrapher3358 Dec 01 '22

Just to put my 2cents in .

I had two jack rustles mother and daughter when mother passed we left daughter at home to go to the shop and when we returned a few hours later she had panicked being alone for the first time in her life and had a stroke . She was in a worse state than the greyhound pictured . She couldn’t eat or drink and I had to hand feed her nutrient paste .

Our vets told us she had 40% chance at full recovery 20% she wouldn’t recover at all and 20% chance she’d make a significant improvement. Putting her down wasn’t even on the table until she had had a few days /week with us like that to see what happened .

I spent the next 3 months carrying her everywhere and hand feeding her until she was finally able to care for herself and walk again

She never fully recovered but her next 18months were the best of her life , I left my job and Became self employed so she could come to work with me every day and she never left my side .

When all this happened it aged her massively and two months ago she lost the use of her back legs and then her motivation this all happened within 2 weeks

So it was quite the rollercoaster in the last two years but i encourage anybody in this situation to maintain hope the last two years I had with her wear by far the best times of our lives and definitely the best times of hers

Big up Daisy Doo

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u/theroadlesstraveledd Dec 01 '22

Disagree. People just give up after nothing. I just had a duck in my bathroom for 4 months it’s been on the brink of death I did phys y therapy with it twice a day, not to mention the mess and responsibility for mental stimulation, now it’s back to full health and returned to the wild. They arnt valueless and if they want to fight you should give them the chance.

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u/greekstatue80 Dec 01 '22

Not a stroke, let alone a "major stroke". This is idiopathic vestibular syndrome and the large majority of dogs recover from it just fine.

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u/megstheace Dec 01 '22

My cat had this recently. He was terrible for about three days, and then was perfectly fine a week later. His head still tilts a little bit, and I can tell that he gets dizzy after jumping and turning too quickly, but otherwise he’s 100%!

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u/greekstatue80 Dec 01 '22

I'd probably have your cat checked for a nasopharyngeal polyp which are more common in cats. Not saying that's what it is but idiopathic vestibular syndrome is much more common in dogs than in cats.

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u/megstheace Dec 01 '22

We had him checked out by the vet a few different times, and they’re still monitoring him. He’s a big, happy, healthy 16-year-old boy! :)

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u/greekstatue80 Dec 01 '22

Good stuff 👏 :)

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

God dammit…too early in the day for tears

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Let’s cry together lol

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u/bumjiggy Dec 01 '22

yea about that...

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

That’s such a weird bot

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u/bumjiggy Dec 01 '22

I know lol they're everywhere

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Taking over!

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u/bumjiggy Dec 01 '22

I blame dj khaled

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Not just for this though, for everything

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u/Fairuse Dec 01 '22

First scene I can’t stop imagining the dog saying “kill me”.

Luckily doggy looks pretty happy at the end.

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u/ToothlessGrandma Dec 01 '22

I'm not sure why people get these dogs. They're AWFUL around children. Extremely skittish and will attack if you move too fast at them.

My grandpa raised them for so long. Still the worst breed of dogs ive ever seen.

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u/Lily_Hylidae Dec 01 '22

My friend has a rescue greyhound and she's the sweetest, most tolerant dog with the kids. Maybe she's the exception, but she's very good natured.

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u/Neptunesfleshlight Dec 01 '22

Yeah, I've only ever met greyhounds who are gentle, lazy loafs.

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u/SelectAll_Delete Dec 01 '22

They weren't "told" to put the dog down, the vet offered it as an option and they decided to try rehabilitation instead. No one was forcing their decision one way or another.

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u/wisstinks4 Dec 29 '22

A very nice good news story for the day. Makes me smile. Thanks for sharing. Happy new year.

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u/Pasargad Interested Dec 29 '22

Happy new year

Happy new year to you too .

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u/New_Quarter_6908 Dec 01 '22

Put her down. Yeah she's in pain and a dog that is struggling.

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u/bittertadpole Dec 01 '22

Did you watch the whole video? She recovered well.

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u/New_Quarter_6908 Dec 01 '22

I worked at a kennel for 10 years and saw alot more sad stories in person so this video triggered me.

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u/DedInside50s Dec 01 '22

Looks like our needlenose furbaby that was my kids first dog. We got Nike from a greyhound rescue. So much ❤️ 😍

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u/Hackandspit Dec 01 '22

What a good girl.

What a pretty girl.

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u/Steak-Remote Dec 01 '22

Straight up animal abuse.

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u/xgorgeoustormx Dec 01 '22

Um, the dog recovered. They just didn’t kill it because there was effort to reach recovery.

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u/nicolaszein Dec 01 '22

People are quick to put down their dogs. Glad they resisted. An animals love is priceless.

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u/xgorgeoustormx Dec 01 '22

What a good girl

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u/fermat9997 Dec 01 '22

Heartwarming!

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u/Square-Combination33 Dec 01 '22

By some of these people's arguments, let's just put down Grammy after she's had her stroke. Damn. No strokes are the same. It could've been a TIA. It could've been vestibular syndrome. We don't know the circumstances! But yeah listen to some shit bag telling you to put down your dog who really could have the chance of getting better like this one...how thoughtful. These hecklers are the same ones who would fight healthcare workers to keep their 98yr old family member with no or negative quality of life as a full code and then be shocked and go all litigious when they die of trauma from resuscitation.

Good job guys your old dog has come so far! He still has a few cuddles left for sure.

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u/Commandmanda Dec 01 '22

After my vet kindly treated my 16 year old German Shorthair Pointer for a sudden stroke (I hopped in a taxi and brought him to the vet within 20 minutes). My dog walked a bit funny for about a week. Week two: smoother walking. 1 month, so much better you hardly noticed. Three months: completely back to normal, chasing squirrels and mushing worms by grinding himself in the soil for the lovely cologne. Lived another four years. Amazing dogs. (I got him at 13.)

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u/mazeofterror Dec 01 '22

🥹🥹🥹🥹🥹

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u/bahdboi Dec 01 '22

This belongs on r/mademesmile. It definitely made me smile ❤️.

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u/GammaGoose85 Dec 01 '22

Its always sad when you hear how often euthanasia is used on animals that could potentially pull through and its more of a inconvenience for the owner to keep them around. I'm glad she has amazing owners that don't want to give up and neither did she.

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u/A_dumb_bass Dec 01 '22

Emergency vet advised me to put my mini dachshund down when his back legs stopped working. They basically ruled out surgery too. I took him home and we found a vet that does acupuncture. Figured might as well give it a try to at least rule it out. I now have a walking dachshund again.

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u/GammaGoose85 Dec 01 '22

I'm glad you didn't give up and he is doing better, well done :)

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u/PrestigiousMyNuts Dec 02 '22

That was freaking amazing!

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u/New_Quarter_6908 Dec 01 '22

Reddit is a bunch of dumb as babies trying to collectively feel heard

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u/Fourty9 Dec 01 '22

Coming from the person who can't stop commenting for negative attention

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u/Joedirt6705 Dec 01 '22

We don’t deserve strokes.

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u/HallOk91 Dec 02 '22

Beautiful dog! Love this.

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u/FickleMacaroon4014 Dec 02 '22

Fucking amazing. Fuck vets (except my current one). I went threw 6 of this scums and they are either don't have a clue what they are doing and for all they know my dog could be a cow to them or it's all about the $$$. My 11 year old terrier mix had breast cancer 4 nipples had a tumor. One of which was the size of a softball. Kid you not my dog weighs 10 pounds and had a tumor that almost touched the floor. Anyways all the vets told me that she would make the surgery that it would be too much for her and to put her down and some told me they would do it but it would be 3500 for each tumor only not including everything else. I took her to Mexico the vet looked at her and said "hmmm, ah, uh......ok..... Bring her to me tomorrow to have surgery." Took this guy 2;hours to remove the tumors and he even spade her. At the end of the day it ended costing me A little over $600 (included be x-rays, medication, surgery etc)and today I'm thrilled to say my dog is all better happier then ever even running. the vet practice here in the states is9x nodthing to do with helping animal instead it's about let's see how mh money this guy has in the Bank .

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u/Electrical_Day7227 Dec 02 '22

Thats the thing about money and privilege. Not everyone had the money time or ability to help a dog tough it out to a speedy recovery. Props to this family, but i’m just gonna sit here and scoff

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u/S3P38R Dec 02 '22

Aww, can he talk now? :))

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u/forrestfreak58 Dec 02 '22

Remember your dog would never give up on you.

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u/New_Quarter_6908 Dec 01 '22

All you pussies crying haven't lived a God damn life of lessons

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u/New_Quarter_6908 Dec 01 '22

Humans that struggle like this, can still become steve hawkins

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u/Happypappy007 Dec 02 '22

Thanks for that. Happy for her and y’all.

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u/Mountain_Succotash_5 Dec 02 '22

Could have done it a favor by ending it

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u/BlizurdWizerd Dec 02 '22

Did you totally miss the point, or just chose to ignore it?

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u/Mountain_Succotash_5 Dec 02 '22

Calm down karen

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u/BlizurdWizerd Dec 02 '22

You’re right, I’m sorry. I’m just so tired of people lacking basic human empathy and understanding of commonly held beliefs, such as life being sacred and not easily thrown away. You being one of those people just triggered my inner Karen.

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u/Mountain_Succotash_5 Dec 02 '22

Don’t beat yourself up. It’s okay.

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u/Motor-Berry-6887 Dec 01 '22

I wish I had that dogs health insurance and a nice family to support me