Linda and Rod, Christchurch
Our dog Persia is a 5 1/2 year old German Shepherd who was crippled with Arthritis.
Pain relief was not an option for her as this upset her stomach and bowel, we were in a vicious circle it upset us having to watch her suffer and have no quality of life spending her days laying around.
We new we would not have her with us for much longer the way she was.
On reading an article about Stem Cell Transplant this gave us some hope.
We contacted Stuart Burroughs and made arrangements to travel to Blenheim from Christchurch.
On the 24th of January 2011 Persia had her Stem Cell Transplant, the results have been amazing, 12 days after the procedure Persia was running and taking an interest in everything around her it was wonderful to watch.
It is now March, Persia is a new dog able to run around and interact in games (dig holes, get into mischief) something she has never been able to do.
Persia is a much happier dog now, more relaxed, calmer and able to enjoy life to the full.
This is a decision we will never regret, we cannot thank enough Stuart and the wonderful caring team at the Vet Centre Marlborough.
We have been given a miracle.