I have compiled a listing of all the posts dedicated to Payton’s fight against PDE.
This post was created from her blog page, My PDE Story. I thought it would be best to make it a blog post that would show up as the most current to make it easy on everyone searching to find out more about PDE and discovering Pugnacious P for the first time. Please take the time to browse the great PDE resources on the left sidebar of the blog and some new ones in the article we were honored to provide for the Milwaukee Pugfest organization (http://www.milwaukeepugfest.com/living.pdf).
To those of you that are new to this blog and Payton’s story, I would encourage you to read through not only the links above but the entire blog to really get a feel for the wonderful life that Payton led despite having PDE. She truly was a miracle, living with PDE for 5 ½ years to the age of 9. My husband and I are so blessed to have had the privilege of caring for the most special pug.
As always, feel free to send us an email (email@example.com) with any questions.
Update November 15, 2012:
Dr. Greer is no longer working at Indiana University East so I have removed her hyperlink from the PDE Resources section on the left sidebar of the blog. However, she is hoping to resume the PDE research at the beginning of the new year. I am still in communication with her and will update her contact information as soon as she makes it available. In the meantime, if you need to reach her regarding your pug or to make a donation, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will get you in touch with her. Thank you.
Update September 28, 2013:
Hi everyone! It's been a while, but I have some good news. Dr. Kimberly Greer is finally settling in to her new position at North Dakota State University. I spoke with her recently and she is optimistic that research will resume in a month or two. As you can imagine, we are anxious for Dr. Greer to proceed and continue the amazing work she started, with Payton there to make her mark. :-)
I have updated her contact information in the PDE Resources section on the left sidebar of the blog, just add her name to the search fields in the NDSU phonebook. If you or someone you know loves a pug affected by PDE, please consider contacting Dr. Greer via email (email@example.com) to make arrangements when the time comes. It's the only way we are going to find the cause, and eventually a cure. And I can speak from experience that it helps knowing Payton's legacy lives on through her work.