So without further ado, here is My Story:
I've been living happily at home with my wonderful family and everything was going great. One day I started to feel so sick, I stopped eating, and hid most of the day. I didn't want anyone knowing. Mom works at a Veterinary clinic, so she took me to her work. I got some blood taken and a few pokes. We got the results the next day. It showed I had Hepatic Lipidosis, also known as Fatty Liver disease. Since then, I have seen many different doctors and specialists. An ultrasound was performed and they even poked my Liver for testing. But nothing shows what caused the Lipidosis in the first place .I was force fed for the first few weeks, but it was stressing me out too much, and I was making it impossible for my parents to get food in me. So a feeding tube was placed. Everything was going great. I stopped losing weight, and even started eating on my own. My ears went from yellow to a nice healthy pink. After 3 weeks, more testing revealed that my liver vastly improved, but not enough. My doctor and parents decided to leave the feeding tube for another month and to stay on my long list of meds. I decided otherwise. The very next day I removed the tube myself. I was rushed to the Vet again, but by then it was too late to put it back without putting me under anesthetic again. I was acting like my old self again, and eating, so it was decided that I would just stick with my meds for now. Everything was going well. Until about 2 weeks ago. I started feeling sick again. It made me nauseous and took away my appetite. The force feeding had to start again. Some more lab work revealed my Liver was worse than it's ever been in the last 2 months! Unfortunately, I had to get another feeding tube. This time, I was rushed to an emergency/specialist hospital.
The next step, is to take a bigger piece of my liver and send it for more testing. I have heard my Vet mention cancer. Again, I'm not sure what that means, but I don't think it's good. So please help me and my owners get me better. We need to raise $5000 for the specialist to perform my biopsy and determine a new treatment.
My family and I thank you for reading this, and hope you can help. We are so grateful for any amount you can help with as every little bit helps! I will keep you all up to date with this long journey I have ahead of me. We thank you all for your support!
- Juliana Arana
- Nick Chahal
- Freddy Arana
- Juliana Arana
- Sheridan Macrae
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