The road of sending a precious family member off Could’ve loved her a little more.. A farewell filled with unfulfilled things that could’ve been said and done Sandy who was good-natured and warm-hearted departed this world leaving light behind A tumour as big as the size of a child’s head that was growing on Sandy’s belly Sandy knew how to comfort her sad owner Despite her old age She endured the surgery of removing her tumour well but Vet : According to the image, I’m suspecting that the cancer cells have already metastasized to the lungs The cancer had already spread all over her body Sandy is getting weaker day by day The owner could do nothing but feel sad As if she knows that she hasn’t got much time left Like when she was a puppy, she snuggles into her owner’s arms Vet : The tumours are inside her chest and body but Vet : there’s a very high possibility that they have also metastasized to her nerves Vet : It’s also difficult for us to assert Vet : how much longer Sandy’s condition will continue Owner : You helped us and.. Owner : Thank you so much Owner : You did a big thing Owner : Even until now I thought it would be great if she could get better in any way Owner : That was our hope but since the result is like this Owner : My heart hurts Owner : My heart hurts but what can we do Late night Sandy who’s left alone The pain that keeps getting worse Her face is filled with fear Now she’s unable to bear it without painkiller Hope feels painful in this night The couple who have returned home Owner : When Sandy acted cutely we got attached, attached Owner : Everything that I think about now just makes my heart ache Words that came out with struggle from Grandpa Owner : In any case, it’s the truth that our Sandy Owner : won’t be able to endure it much longer Owner : Any part, for other dogs, Owner : If there’s an organ that could be used Owner : I hope that it could be of help to other dogs A careful request of Grandpa Owner : A Jindo dog we raised before. The dog became blind Owner : We couldn’t take any measures and sent him off and Owner : You don’t know how regretful I feel about it thinking about it now A decision made to donate her organs after going through many rounds of thinking and agonizing over it The wish that a family member isn’t lost due to a disease She will become the first dog in South Korea to donate her organs But the cancer has already spread all over Sandy’s body Vet : Looking at it from a medical perspective, Sandy’s overall health condition is quite bad Vet : At the least, her corneas are relatively healthy It’s a situation where it’s only possible to donate corneas The cornea is the outermost surface of the eyeball If the cornea is lost, loss of eyesight will result Vet : People. In terms of among people, compared to two years ago, last year there was an increase of more than twice Vet : as many people who have volunteered to donate their corneas, organs Vet : But people don’t think about the fact that dogs can also donate their organs How is it like in foreign countries U.S. Vet specializing in ophthalmology : We explain to people who raise dogs that when their dog dies to donate their dogs’ corneas to us so that we can treat other dogs’ eyes. Vet : In one year, 2000 cornea transplant surgeries for dogs are done. Vet : It’s not very many Vet : We can do the surgery and the dogs can see To dogs who have damaged corneas Sandy’s corneas will become a new light Decided to get reports from animal hospitals and Internet to find dogs who desperately need corneas And to get a complete medical examination Several applicants have come to the animal hospital (Name)
Kkokgi / 13 years old PD : It’s very serious Owner : Yes, even if surgery is done, it’d be difficult.. When the dog is put down on the floor The dog trembles and is very anxious The dog doesn’t seem to be able to see at all what’s in front Kkokgi who keeps bumping into obstacles PD : Has it been long since this has occurred to the dog?
Owner : 2 years.. Even when the dog is carried by the dog’s owner Kkokgi still isn’t able to feel a sense of stability How is Kkokgi’s eye condition The pupils have already become white Vet : Don’t think it’s possible for Kkokgi
Kkokgi has cataracts but too much time has passed Vet : The dog can see light moving but it’s been too long since Kkokgi has been this way Vet : So I don’t think surgery will work Dogs who are suffering due to eye damage Severe pain and on the brink of blindness They gathered with desperate hearts but Vet : If you had come right after getting wounded or right before falling into the water, Vet : it would have worked but the timing is lost A regrettable sigh Vet : It’s not easy Applicants who’ve already lost the opportune moment Vet : Most people probably don’t know that cornea transplants can be done in our country.. Requisites such as the degree of damage of the corneas, health condition etc. must be met for the cornea transplant surgery to work A difficult decision that was made to donate Sandy’s corneas Can’t lose the chance like this A meeting begins to find a candidate who meets the conditions And during the meeting, a Shih Tzu catches their eye Vet : Looks like this dog would have the possibility (To be continued in the next part)