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  1. Help Charlie With Her Cancer!

    Hi! I'm brand new here and I'm holding my breath here since there are so many other people on here who need help but I'm going to give this a try! My name is Kelsey and my cat's name is Charlie. She has already had surgery to remove her left eye because there was so much pressure in it it was causing her discomfort and pain. Since the surgery she's been back to her normal self. Eating, drinking, relieving, playing and is as loving as every, if not more so. About a week and a half after her surgery I got a call that her biopsy results came back and it wasn't good. She has what is called diffuse melanoma in the eye, which is an aggressive form of cancer in the eye that attacks pigment in the eye. It is rare, and rarely spreads to other organs but since that, under the microscope, the cells appear to be the aggressive type it's almost 99% certain that her cancer is malignant. It's very confusing for me to know what this diagnosis is because she SEEMS totally FINE. Everything is fine and back to normal since her enucleation. The next steps we have to take are getting all of her diagnostics done, 3 films of chest x-rays, needle biopsy of a node and abdominal ultrasounds to check her liver and kidneys. These tests are going to run me up about $1.2k. We've spend SO much on her already, about $1,600 and I'm not working that much right now, my fiance had lung cancer 2 years ago and since it's a new year, we have to pay almost full price for his pain management doctor and scans, and we have to move soon, have car insurance and other bills to pay. When she is HEALTHY to me, I see no reason to put her down because it's the cheaper option. We can't have kids so this old lady is all I have. She's only 9 years old. She deserves to live a fuller life, to be loved and cared for. I'm trying to do that as best as I can. We are changing her diet slightly and looking into supplements per our vets concurrence with some research we've done already.
  2. Our dog Jewel (Shih Tzu) has a lump on her side that is bigger than a golf ball. The vet told us in needs to be removed because it is stretched tight and may burst. It will cost $750 to remove it. We don't know if it is benign or malignant, but that test will cost almost as much as the procedure. We just don't have it. She is the love of our life and we don't want to lose her because we are too poor to help her, I have documentation of the procedure to be performed. I have been trying a fund raising site but we didn't get enough to make it work. Let me know if you anyone can be of assistance please.We have contacted numerous foundations as well as PETA and so far we can't get any help. Still waiting on a few answers from others.
  3. My bulldog, Butkus is my whole world! He is my only "kid" and I've had him since he was 8 weeks old. He is my everything! Last week he was diagnosed with an anal sac carcinoma and must go through surgery this coming week to remove the tumor as soon as possible. There's a great risk with putting any dogs under anesthesia, but bulldogs even more so. He will be treated with the u of F Veterinary Hospital. We have already spent almost $2,000 getting him tested, etc... The procedure and cost of traveling and staying out of town will be approximately $6000 more. This is creating a heavy toll financially on us.
  4. Lisa & Blake, Alley is our baby she is the sweetest American Bull Dog anyone could ask for she is our baby. Alley is 9 years old. 2 Years ago Alley had a lump on her ear & we had it removed. It came back so we went to a animal clinic and received bad news that she has cancer and it has moved from her ear to her neck. Our Hearts are broken but we still have to keep the faith and make sure we do everything that we can to get her through this. We have this connection that I am sure you as animal lovers can relate too. When she looks you in the eyes and you can understand what she needs or wants. I just wish there was some way she could have told me she was hurting, I guess in a way she did but I did not know what signs to look for She started smacking a lot lately (she always smacked when I would give her a treat and she let me know how good it is lol) When she is laying down she starts smacking real loud.I thought she was being to lazy so I would make her.go get some water. A few days after the smacking started she started scratching her ear and thats when Blake found the knott had come back and made her a appointment at the animal clinic The animal clinic said she had cancer and it has moved into her neck that was some very unexpected news. Now she is starting to sleep a lot, I know its normal for animals to sleep but not when her favorite play mate would come over to run around the yard with her. I feel like she knows exactly whats going on, I have been researching about animals that get cancer, how fast it grows, and a few things that I did not know I could have done to prevent it. She has to have surgery soon and that is how I found Imom. Imom. Great name it goes with exactly how I feel. I want to thank this non profit organization for being here helping people.with furry family members that are in need. Maybe I can help give back by making people more aware about animals getting cancer, what to look for, steps to take on how to prevent it. Ex. Alley has a beautiful white coat and she loves to lay out in the sun I know laying out in the sun is not good for people, but what about you pets. Did you know animals with a white coat are more at risk of getting cancer from laying out in the sun because their coat attracts the uv's Of course when I am at work I would leave the doggy door open & she would lay on the back deck and bark at people. Ok here is a question what kind of sunscreen do you get for your pet? Thank you for letting me introduce our family, Lisa, Blake, & Alley I will upload picture later for some reason I am having a hard time now.
  5. Rambo is a 12 year old beautiful boy who has always been a dear friend. He has been diagnosed with Lymphoma of the nasal passages. He needs diagnostic testing in order to find out if the cancer has progressed and to prepare for radiation therapy. He needs a complete blood count, chemistry profile, urinalysis, fine needle aspiration of the regional lymph node, three view thoracic xrays, an abdominal ultrasound and a CT planning scan. I would appreciate any assistance possible to save my cat. After this testing we will proceed with radiation therapy to clear the tumor from his nasal passage so that he can breathe freely again. He can't eat without being forced because he cannot smell his food. Rambo is my long time companion and I hope to be able to help him as he has helped me all of these years.rambo.pdf
  6. Hello my name is Anthony, the owner of my beautiful, big baby boy named Charlie. Charlie is an English Mastiff and Burnese Mountain Dog mix. Charlie was just diagnosed with Lymphoma on May 15th, 2014. Today he goes to Dr. Fulton at MedVets in Columbus for his staging and some other blood work. I am a single man at the age of 23 and ann a full time student. My dog means the world to me. The only guy I have in my life is my big boy Charlie. I value his life as much as I value my own, if not more. He is my child, my best friend, my companion. He is the most genuinely sweet and happy dog you will ever meet. He literally almost always has a smile on his face. I've always said that as a pet owner it is our responsibility to do for them what they can't do for themselves and to always keep them safe and happy. It hurts me so much to say that right now I can't do that for my big boy--he needs help. I have started a fundraiser trying to get enough money to ensure that he gets the best possible chance of beating his lymphoma and staying here with his daddy for a few more years. He is only 5 years old, he will be 6 on July 25th. I beg and plead to whoever is reading this to please help me save this beautiful boys life. He is such a sweet soul--he's my kindred spirit. He loves to go on hikes with his daddy, running through waterfalls. Loves to play frisbee and run and gallop along. He's a big fan of swimming whether it be in a lake or a pool or his favorite, the Jupiter Inlet. Please, please help me give me more hikes, more swims, more reasons to wag his ridiculously large "will bruise you because it's so filled with happiness" tail. Help me keep this angel here with us, with me
  7. Hello

    Hello everyone, While going through my Facebook feed two months ago there was a picture of a funny looking mixed breed dog. Her post was titled "Will be pts if no foster steps up". It was late, and I was afraid to commit, so I sent an email in asking if anyone had stepped up. I waited a little while and didn't hear back, and I went to bed. The next morning I felt awful, how could I not have tried harder? Now she was dead. I was heart-broken. Then I checked my email, and the response was "saved, in a short-term foster". I was so overjoyed, I emailed back and told them I was very interested in helping "Netty". This was April 30th. My husband and I have never had a dog, we have four cats and were afraid to commit to a dog and the vet bills that can come with one. But I just felt something pulling me to Netty. I offered to take her as a foster, and to possibly adopt her. Silly me, like I could ever "meet" an animal in need, and turn them away. She arrived on May 8th, and she is as gentle as can be. She was much older, and much slower than they had relayed. Now we were really worried about the vet bills, but we figured we had time and would purchase pet insurance. She had a small wound on her side, which looked like it needed attention. We took her to the vet, and it turned out to be mast cell cancer, and needed to be removed on May 21st. The rescue organization paid for the surgery because technically I was still fostering Netty. We nursed her back to health, babied her, fed her a great diet, and iced her surgical spot. We completely bonded with her. Well, 8 weeks later she became covered with large, bumpy, angry hives. She scratched them to bleeding before I realized something was wrong. Her whole chest was pink and irritated. She had lumps all over her, but mainly under her chin, her snout, her ears,and her front legs. I gave her Benadryl and took her to the vet the next day. They aspirated two of the lumps, and they found mast cells in those lumps. The cancer had spread in her body. The vet is recommending oral chemotherapy and Prednisone. We are really afraid of how much it's going to cost. Pet insurance is not an option, because this was a pre-existing condition for it to get so far. She still seems well, she has always been a sleeper and a slow walker. The poor girl lived in Los Angeles in a animal hoarding situation, then was rescued, adopted, dumped at a kill shelter, luckily rescued again and put in boarding. She was then flown from Los Angeles to NY by the rescue group to help find a home for her because smaller dogs are more adoptable in the NY area. She's been through so much. We were hoping to give her a few good years of spoiling and unconditional love. I am praying that I am never faced with a financial decision that goes against my heart. Thank you for letting me share. Rosanne
  8. Hi everyone, My name is Mercedes and I live in Minnesota. I have a 105lb Yellow Lab named Ely that developed a softball-sized lump on his scapula just before Thanksgiving. I took him in and they diagnosed it as a pulled muscle and sent us home with pain killers. In the past few weeks this hard mass has quadrupled in size, so I scheduled another appointment. Fast forward to his second appointment which included X-rays and it appears he has a bone fracture and the lump is a rapidly growing tumor. The vet said he may have to have his leg amputated entirely. Is anyone familiar with this type of ailment? Ely is only two years old and has been the most wonderful joy in my life throughout this time. I have no plans to put him down, but I am scrambling to put together resources to pay for such surgery.
  9. Stewart came into my life at 6 weeks of age. He is now 20 months old. After enjoying an awesome Christmas, the news came the next day, that Stewart has bone cancer. It is a very aggressive disease. There is a tumor on Stewart's right front shoulder preventing him from putting any weight on his leg. So, like his owner he makes due with what he has, and walks on three legs. Surgery has been scheduled for next Tuesday, as we are running out of time to get help for Stewart so he can eventually go back to doing what Stewart love's to do. He loves to pick things up for me that I have dropped. He stops me from falling down, and gets me back up if I do end up on the floor. Stewart brings me his leash, collar and my outdoor shoes when he wants to go outdoors. When we come back indoors, he often beats me to my slippers. Stewart has learned how to go for help, if my daughter and son in law are at my home when I need help. So, far that hasn't happened. I want Stewart's quality of life to greatly improve. He is in a great deal of pain, and although he is in pain meds and anti-inflammatory meds, he is still hurting.....Stewart takes care of me, and for now it it my turn to take care of him, and fight for him. Happy Friday
  10. Stewart came into my life at 6 weeks of age. He is now 20 months old. After enjoying an awesome Christmas, the news came the next day, that Stewart has bone cancer. It is a very aggressive disease. There is a tumor on Stewart's right front shoulder preventing him from putting any weight on his leg. So, like his owner he makes due with what he has, and walks on three legs. Surgery has been scheduled for next Tuesday, as we are running out of time to get help for Stewart so he can eventually go back to doing what Stewart love's to do. He loves to pick things up for me that I have dropped. He stops me from falling down, and gets me back up if I do end up on the floor. Stewart brings me his leash, collar and my outdoor shoes when he wants to go outdoors. When we come back indoors, he often beats me to my slippers. Stewart has learned how to go for help, if my daughter and son in law are at my home when I need help. So, far that hasn't happened. I want Stewart's quality of life to greatly improve. He is in a great deal of pain, and although he is in pain meds and anti-inflammatory meds, he is still hurting.....Stewart takes care of me, and for now it it my turn to take care of him, and fight for him. Happy Friday MaryAnne