Friday, July 8, 2011

HELP Needed Again PALS

Daffy of @NoCryBabyDogs
Hi Pals,

I has a serious issue to tell you bout today.  Our good friend Daffy at @NoCrybabyDogs - well her mom needs our help.  She's having a tough time right now and can't work so she can pay her bills.    She has something called Vertigo, which I guess makes you very dizzy, and in bad cases you can't walk without falling down.  YIKES!!   A ooman could break something falling down cuz they has a long ways to fall.

Anyway, She needs something called a Home Health Aide to come in daily and help take care of her.   Right now she has hired one for week days only, and only for 1 hour a day - a half hour in the morning to help her get dressed, toothies brushed, etc; and a half hour in the evening to help her get showered and ready for bed.   She can't even afford that much help, but has had to do it.  She hasn't hired any for the weekends, cuz it's out of the qustion she said for her billfold. She really needs more help than just 1 hour a day too on week days.  M isn't even sure how she gets her meals or fills Daffy's bowl with kibble and fresh water.   You see the Home Health Aide costs $16.50 per hour on week days and $18.50 per hour on weekends.   The only insurance she has is Disability Insurance and they will not pay any of the charges.  She also has to get very expensive meds now for that Vertigo stuff.   Normally she relies on her card/magnet business to provide funds for things like this and to save to pay for big bills.  She has other health issues too which prevents her from having a full-time job.   But, now she's so sick, she can't even make cards.  That means no income coming in either.   The last time she had Vertigo, a few years ago, it went on for months, but she had a husband then to help with the bills and help take care of her.  He has since passed, so it's just she and Daffy now.

M asked Daffy's mom if she could do a fund raiser for her to help pay for the home health aide and meds, and maybe even  have a little left over to help  with her other bills.   She said no at first.   She's a very proud lady and likes to "make it on her own" and not accept charity.

Then last night she sent M an email and very humbly agreed to it.   We're sharing the last couple of lines of her email message with you:  

"If I could still work I wouldn't be in this shape. I'm so sorry.
I feel like hanging my head as I say yes ... I do need help, Mary. Your kindness and the kindness of all the anipals is too overwhelming for words.
bless you all,
ingrid & daffy"

M says times are tough for so many oomans right now, but if you have any extra change laying around and can possibly help Ingrid, please do it.  She will deeply appreciate it.  No amount is too small - even a couple of $$ helps.

Thanks pals.

Oh - the chip-in widget is on the side of my blog.   If you wish to post it in your bloggy, please feel free to copy it.

Mario

29 comments:

Meow said...

Thank you so much, Mario & M for doing this and letting us know. We did not know things were so dire. We wish we could be there ourselves to help. Daffy's mom. She is very nice lady and Daffy is so sweet. Message to Daffy: Purr-arrooooooo
Love you Mario.
Penny & Tippy
Meow_Girls

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for Daffy's mom and hope she is better soon. It's nice of you to help her, Mario. We'll see if we can get our mom to contribute something.

HollieCatRocks said...

Mario tu so much for doing this. Im glad Ingrid and Daffy agreed to go public and I hope we can all help them. If mama live closet she go there herself. Daffy and Ingrid are so dear to us and everything they have gine thru they are amazing she has ibcredibke faith abd ibcredible friend as are you and m. Xoxo

Lily said...

We all love Daffy & her Mama so much, makes Mom's eyes leaky to hear she's having such problems. We're sending Ingrid lots of love & #HealingPurrrs in the hope she feels better soon. Thank you Mario & M for being such wonderful furiends & giving us the oportunity to help our dear Daffy & her mama! #pawcicle
Love,
Lily & Mom

Brian said...

I sure am glad you are helping them out. We gave a few green papers.

Cathy Keisha said...

Poor Ingrid. TW has Vertigo but not as bad. She says drink plenty of water because dehydration makes it much worse. That Antivert med can be worse than the actual Vertigo. We hope she gets better soon and can resume making those beautiful cards and magnets. BTW, who's walking Daffy while she's unable too? Healing purrz.

Keely_Bobs said...

We are so sorry to read this. Daffy is a sweet doggy & one of the first furiends we made on Twitter. We hope that this will help his Mom & that she will soon be better

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry this is happenning. I appreciated you sending me the cards! Hope this helps! @IcyPinkLemonade

JinJin & Pixel said...

We feel awful about sweet Daffy's Mom. She is a very proud, independent lady and we're happy to be able to help a little.

Pish Posh Says said...

Daffy and her Mom are some of my best Twitter friends. I'm so sorry they are going throug this rough patch right now. It is my honor to help them as they have helped so many of us anipals.

Thank you Mario, and your wonderful blog, for organizing this and focusing our attentions where it is most needed - on helping Daffy's Mom feel better.

Sincerely,

Sasha (MissPishPosh) & Mom

Pumpkinpuddy said...

Mom gets mild vertigo, so she sorta knows what it's like and it's awful. Made donation. Just wish we could do more.

Spooky & Danny said...

Dearest Daffy & Mom you have been so wonderful to Spooky & Danny I wish I could give back what you have given us. I will pray that your mom's vertigo will stop & she can feel better very soon. #MIRACLE4MOM XOXO

Honeybell said...

Love you dear Ingrid and Daffy to the moon!!! You are both very special to us! praying like crazy here!
aroooo roooooo
xoxoxo
'honeybell huggles'

@yaystella & @cheddums said...

*gentle hug* Feel better Ingrid! *smooches Daffy on the nose*

tweetypie said...

Our heart go out to Daffy & her mom &will help any way I can hugs xoxo Sheila & gunner

RLOCHOA said...

OMC I just got this email and feel so sad, I am more than happy to help. Me & Mom love all our friends, me mom knows all about falling as a few years ago she fell and broke her pelvic bone and had to stay home for 3 months, not fun for her. She is also a very proud woman too and she realizes now that having help and friends is the de best. We cant give a large amount now, but we will give more next week.

Vicki Stringfellow Cook said...

Mario - you and Mary are the best! I will be happy to help Daffy's mom. xoxo

Prudence said...

Mario, thank you and your mom for arranging this. Daffy makes mom laugh so much, just when she needs it. {{{Coonhound}}} hugs for Daffy & Ingrid! Saying our prayers and sending best wishes, barooooo!

Holly said...

OMC!! I not know so bad! We have purrayers for mommy Ingrid and we send something!!

Love you Daffy and Mom!

DuchessCrabtree said...

Wez luv Daffy & her Mama so much, makes Mom's eyes leaky to hear she's hafin dis problem. Iz sendin Daffy *hugs* and Miss Ingrid lots of luv & #HealingEnergy hoping u feels better soon. Thank you Mario & M for being such wonderful furiends & giving us the oportunity to help Daffy & her mama! Dey always been der for us. It da least wez can do {{{HUGS}}} surround U bof!

Luv,
Duchess and momma

Cokie the Cat said...

Thank you, Mario. We're happy to help but unfortunately this is only a short term solution when what is really needed is the same assistance that so many countries take for granted. It's a shame that health care in the US has come to this. I'm proud to be part of such a wonderful community that cares so much for its members - our pets and our people. Are there any anipals who live near her?

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mario fanks you bunches and bunches for yous and M's help. We all loves Daffy and his mommy and hope the goal will be reached. Much love to them.

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog : Thank you Mario for writing such an important article, allowing us all to help Daffy & her Mum. Have made a little contribution; hope it helps. (((HUGS))) XXXXX

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Hi Mario: I couldn't find your email address so I hope you get this!! To participate in Carnival of the Cats just take one of your posts and send me the link in the comment section on the Post we have put up!! Then on Sunday come back and see all the posts on our Blog!! It usually posts around 6 pm EST!! Here is the link to our post http://jcfloresinc.blogspot.com/2011/07/carnival-of-cats-382-needs-submissions.html
Thanks for wanting to participate!!
Your TX furiends,

Simba said...

It is wonderful that you and so many are helping Ingrid.

If her Vertigo is an inner ear issue, there is a special type of physical therapy exercise that can be done to sort it out (move the crystals in the semicircular canals). I do hope she can look into it or that somebody can do so for her.

Mariodacat said...

Simba - she has been getting herapy for it 3 times a week. So far it hasn't helped, but she's only been getting the therapy for a little over a week as of today. But she is trying that avenue. Thank you for the suggestion tho - it's a good one.

Simba said...

OK, good.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, we were going to RT but we had so many tabs open we lost you on Twitter. :( We hope NoCryBaby's mom will be able to get the help she needs. It is hard to accept help but sometimes humans have to.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mario and Mary for doing this for Daffy's mom. It's so nice to see many friends helping out. Wish we could do more and live closer to them. SeattleP