About a month ago my best friend was diagnosed with cancer in both eyes. This is by far the hardest thing I have ever tried to cope with or understand . See spirit zipper has been with me since the age of two . He’s not just an regular horse he’s my best friend my better half my rock that keeps me steady and most of all my family . He has kept me together when I have wanted to fall apart at my weakest times . He’s give me courage strength faith love and most of all to believe myself at the end of the day. Thus being A month ago a special eye doctor known as an opt amplifier came out to see spirit and determined that he has sarcoma in the eye which sarcoma is a type of cancer that latches on too different parts of the body In the eye mainly and without removing it it spreads. So right then and there I was give three options which option a is to go ahead and do cryotherapy which is freezing of the cancer , b to remove his eyelid where it had spread too ( in which of doing so causes ulcers being horses can’t live with out their eyelid ), and lastly c removing the whole eye . I have been going back and forth with the specialists as well as my regular vet and I have come to the conclusion that removing his eye would be more beneficial too him so that he doesn’t have to go through several treatments in hopes that they work and we can just go ahead and remove it completely and pray to god it doesn’t come back for his second eye completely . This being said it’s a huge chunk of a vet bill. Unfortunate they don’t do payment plans and for me coming up with $5,000 is unreasonable for me . Right now I’m selling most of my tack and anything that I can move to help put towards his surgery . I’m asking for my friends and family to help me out in a time of desperate need and to try and just donate at least $1.00 because that one dollar goes along way . Any little but helps . I hate being the person to ask for help but anyone who knows me knows I am a very hard worker and will do anything in the world for my animals or any animal in need . So I ask from my heart for some help as I still try and cope with this . All the money donated will go straight to his surgery in which dr. Hills is his current vet but dr. Swinger the eye specialist will preform the surgery . Thank you all for taking the time to read this , I appreciate it more than you will ever know , if you can donate we appreciate it and if funds are tight we understand we still love all you guys the same ! Sincerely , Erika & Spirit+ Read More
So as you may know spirit have the cryotherapy freezing done about two weeks ago this is what his eye has begun to look like being that I’ve been cleaning and flashing it every day I have been updating my vet biweekly the specialist Dr. swinger should be coming out within the next week and a half as Dr Hills has been on standby we have been treating his eye every day to make sure he doesn’t develop an ulcer I have been keeping the vet updated in regards to pictures of what his eye looks like because they were a little concerned that the yellow coloration of as I could become an ulcer so as of right now the doctor didn’t seem too concerned about the discoloration in his eye as he said it’s a lot of dead tissue that is going to be clearing out of his eye
Update ! Dr swinger decided to not remove spirits eye as he said he believed the cyro therapy would work which is freezing of the eye . So today they did freezing on his eye in which the cancer is supposed to be removed and it turns to necrotic tissue and fall off . We will be having the vet checking on him tomorrow and throughout the rest of the month . Please keep him in your prayers as we are not out of the woods yet .