Wallace has cancer. Again. This time it's a very large tumor on his right front leg. The type of tumor he has requires margins of 2cm to be considered removed - but due to the location of the tumor, the margins cannot be achieved. Post-removal the tumor will be biopsied. If it's stage 1, he may be okay. If it's stage 3 he will need his right front leg amputated.
I cannot afford another surgery as I'm still in debt from earlier surgeries (see below). ***If I cannot crowd source the money for this surgery I will have to have him euthanized.***
In the above photo Wallace was recovering from cancer surgery - Wallace had two mast-cell tumors removed. I found the first tumor when he was recovering from eye surgery (he has a partial vision loss from his eyelids rubbing on his eyes). He had his eye surgery the same day he had his dental - complete with six tooth extractions.
Wallace is also a unique little guy in that he urinates through a hole in his groin. He underwent several procedures to cure him of his bladder stones (he gets the crystalline type) but had a permanent stricture of his urethra - so things have been "redirected." He is on prescription food for the rest of his life and cannot have any treats - aside from pieces of his prescription kibble. He also has to have x-rays annually and semi-annual urinalysis to be sure we're staying on top of the crystals.
In the last two years I have put five figures on my credit card to save his life, again and again. I set up a "small" goal in comparison to his actual medical bills, just to try to help me get rid of the debt he and I have incurred. If you've ever shared this photo, liked this photo, seen it passed around, pinned it on Pinterest, or just love pugs, even a little bit will help me pay for his bills and pay for his prescription food - and help me say "yes" when he needs another surgery (and I'm sure he will).
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