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Grace's Health Treatment

$700 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 50 months

On Friday, January 16, 2015, I took my 7 year old Xoloitzcuintli, Gracie, who I rescued and adopted from Mexico, to the vet because she had extrememly labored breathing and was lethargic.  I received the heartbreaking news that afternoon that she had fluid around her heart and an x-ray revealed a cardiac hemangiosarcoma; I was still reeling from my dad uinexpectedly passing only a few weeks before and at a total loss.  Due to the location of the tumor, surgery was not an option.  Prognosis with chemo treatment was rather bleak, anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. 


After researching and reading up about her type of tumor that weekend, and then speaking with a specialist, it was decided that the best course of treatment for quality of life and longevity is to go a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) route.  With a combination of a fully holistic/organic diet, herbal supplements, chinese medicine and an aggressive 3-day Vitamin drip protocol, we had a strong chance of cutting off the blood supply to the tumor and potentially shrinking it and giving her many more months to years of a happy life!

TCM and the Vitamin Drip are a less expensive treatment than chemotherapy, but it is still quite costly and much more than I had anticipated spending.  Given Gracie is my ESA therapy dog , is young and has SO much more life ahead of her, fighting this tumor and hopefully eradicating it are the only options I have.  As of March, the tumor isn't visible and there are no new growths, however, she needs to maintain the same supplemental and herbal treatment, which costs in excess of $300-$400 a month (most of which is on a high interest credit card :(  ).  Her next follow up is in October, at which point we "hope" to modify and reduce some of the treatment.


Despite my hesitation to set up a fund, I am doing so at the prodding of a few friends.  Any amount would be helpful and I know Gracie would be forever grateful for the love you show.  If you would like to follow her progress, you can also follow her Facebook page: Gracie's Fight: Eradicating the Heart Tumor


Many thanks from us both ... 




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I've been beside myself with worry the past several days. Gracie has not been herself at all lately, has become incontinent (last night was all over my bed :( ) and has taken to being under the bed most of the time. I hate asking, but with both she and Elphie on special food and supplements and the temp job, I just don't have the funds for the $$$ blood tests and treatment.

If you could find it in your heart to help, it would mean the world. I don't think I can bear to lose her right now. Thank you, from us all.
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Hi, all! Due to some personal health issues, I've been financiallying strapped. Gracie was scheduled for a check up in October, but I haven't had the funds and have even even cut back on some of her supplement doses in an effort to make them last longer.

To complicate things, Gracie hasn'the been herself lately, she'said been lethargic, has congested breathing (which has me panicked that a tumor is back), and even appears to be crying some. The cost of an office visit to her specialist is $89, plus any additional care needed. If you are able to help, even in a small way, it would be very much appreciated.

Much thanks!
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Gracie is doing well ... but we still have a way to go before she's in the clear and the supplements and TCM are quite expensive. Any way you can help is MORE than appreciated!
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Thank you, thank you. :) ... especially from Gracie. We've both had a rather lazy day in bed, but I've moved to the couch and she's sitting right beside me and continues to nudge me for attention with her nose; marked improvement from a week ago. We start the Vitamin Drip Monday ... I'm both nervous and hopeful.
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$700 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 50 months
Created January 23, 2015
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$50
Fanny Barry
7 months ago

Hope this can help. She is a great old lady.

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$50
Fanny Barry
48 months ago

Stay strong and positive and go go go. Give Gracie a hug for me.

JB
$100
Joanne Barry
50 months ago

So happy that you have her and she is doing so well.

$15
Debbie Wagner
50 months ago

hope it helps.

$20
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50 months ago
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