Kelly, that is a beautiful photo of your Mum with Georgia! Clearly they love one another. Don't even worry about the survey or participating. You have far bigger fish to fry right now!
I am SO sorry to hear about your Mum, and your Dad. God bless you for stepping in. I know it is overwhelming, exhausting, tiring and difficult, but I also know there is no where else you would be. I'm sure your Father is extremely grateful for your assistance, as is your Mum. Georgia will sense and know, as it sounds like she is already feeling "it", so she'll be gentle with your Mum and probably not insist on cuddling as much. Of course we will summon all of the "DP Force" and send it your way, with positive thoughts and best wishes. ♥
It seems as if many people are having major life "issues" (for lack of a better word) at this time. Everyone I know it seems, is facing a difficult challenge right now. Remember to take care of yourself in all of this, or you won't be any use to anyone. I hope your Mum will make a speedy recovery. I will most certainly be keeping you in my prayers.
As for Georgia, you can only do so much while you are there. I know you are doing the best you can, and that's all you can do. My heart goes out to you angel. Thank you for keeping us informed, and especially for posting that lovely photograph!
Tracy, thanks for helping Ray with the address bit. While the study said they wanted participants from all over the world, they didn't make the address completion compatible for that. It did accept my "Postal Code" which often won't happen on a US site, as they are expecting 5 digits, and not six number and letters. We'll see what happens, and at least we all tried.
Ray, you also take care sweetie!
Thank you as well for doing what you can with this study.
Oliver has already participated in a similar study that was in conjunction with McGill University in Montreal, as well as the UK, and the Ontario Veterinary College, at the University of Guelph. Hopefully one day, these identifying genes will be found so a simple blood test will eradicate or eliminate these horrific afflictions.
Everyone, take extra special care please. ♥