Squidward is a 6 year old Sphynx and also my best friend Jill's "son". He was diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease by symptoms and ruling everything else out about 2 years ago when he had rapidly dropped weight from not absorbing nutrients from any food he was eating. He was put on a steroid and antibiotics, and eventually gained the weight back and was a happy and healthy little boy.
Fast forward 2 years later the same symptoms are happening, but this time it's at a much more rapid and severe pace, with resistance to all drugs. He lost his fat, and now all his muscle mass, he is literally a walking skeleton, but still happy as can be, purring, loving and eating like a ravenous beast as always.After hundreds of dollars, multiple doctors, ridiculous amount of vet visits, various medications, 30 tests and quite possibly a gallon of tears we almost have an answer. Probably one of the best general vets on the peninsula, Dr. Mc Vey, says he can almost guarantee it's lymphoma (cancer).
According to Dr. McVey lymphoma is probably the "best" cancer you can have because it is treatable., and Squidward would have a good quality of life. Lymphoma is cells building on the intestinal wall, causing it to thicken so no nutrients can exit and be absorbed into the body. The only thing is, Dr McVey cannot provide chemotherapy unless a biopsy is performed and lymphoma is confirmed, but it needs to happen ASAP. As he really does not have any more weight left to lose.
We really need your help, this cat is like a nephew to me and I couldn't even begin to explain how much he means to Jill. He isn't just a cat. He's got the intuition of a human has been there with nothing but unconditional love for my best friend, myself and all our friends. Losing him would truly be devastating, especially when he has so much life in him. It would be a shame to put down such a therapeutic and wonderful creature, just due to lack of funding. If you could donate ANYTHING, even a dollar, we would be forever thankful.
The costs are roughly estimated as follows:
Estimate from SAGE specialists for endoscopy, biopsy, blood work and anesthesia: $3000
Cancer chemo therapy, visits and treatment: $2000
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- Vanessa Sommers
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