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Surgery to Save Phillip

$2,136 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 59 people in 12 months
I've never done this before, and I'm a little overwhelmed in having to do it, but my cat Phillip is really sick and it seems the only treatment is surgery.

For the last few weeks he's been dealing with what we thought were intestinal issues. After he started behaving super weird we brought him to the vet, which turned into the hospital, which turned to where we are right now.

Phillip has a mass under his brain stem that was caused by inner ear infections in both ears (and turned out to be the cause of his intestinal problems). The only real treatment is to go into the ears and remove the infection/inflammation. By doing that, it will remove the source of what's causing the mass...and essentially it will prevent the mass from growing so it will dissipate back into the brain. They're worried that without surgery and just treating with antibiotics that it will take too long for the inflammation to clear and the growth will get larger...and therefore terminal.

Phillip is only 5 and this is the only way he'll be able to still live a long life. I hate that I even had to make this page, and I wish I had the money, but I don't have the resources. They're estimating the surgery will cost around $5,000 so I'm trying to get to that as close as possible. I realize it's a lot to ask of people to contribute something, especially if they don't know Phillip, but I feel a bit desperate and I just want to give my cat his best chance. Anything is appreciated, and even just sharing this page means more than words can express.






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Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to thank you all again for your support in helping Phillip. He had his surgery on Friday and is home and recovering now. Your donations and shares made this possible, and is helping us immensely, especially as we wait and see how he heals.

Thank you truly isn't a strong enough word to express how grateful I am, but thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Hi Everyone! I just wanted to thank all of you who have shared or donated to help Phillip. I can't believe the amazing outpouring of support over the last day and a half. I'm forever grateful for everyone who has helped, especially those that don't know me or Phillip. It's just amazing. And for those who wrote they wished they could have donated more...you've already gone above and beyond, and I can't ever thank you enough.

After speaking with a few other doctors, it looks like surgery is the only chance he has, and the outlook looks good that it will be successful.

Please continue to share and spread the word if you can. As the amazing Suzan Colon coined for the price of a latte you could be a "Phillip-anthropist" :)
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