Give Syd A Chance,Will Ya?

Syd started getting these lumps on his side & back. I figured it was fatty tumors, as he was acting fine, and they didn't seem to bother him. I thought I'd take him to the vet, eventually. I really didn't have the money for it. Dick move,I know. Well,he started growing this mass on his chest, under his skin. And,the lumps started getting a little bigger. Well,after three vet visits, and at least $700,later - We still don't know what it is. But,the vet thinks it might be lymphoma. Cancer. It might be treatable. We don't know.

He still eats like a friggin' hog, and doesn't seem to be in any pain. He scratches at the lumps, which got infected. The vet cleaned him up,and I  try to keep him clean. He still jumps up to get to the window, and runs into the kitchen to eat. I have to call another veterinary hospital, tomorrow,and see if they have a dermatologist or oncologist, and see what can be done about this. What treatments can be given, or if it's operable. This costs money I do not have.

I feel like a friggin' beggar. I know that these things are normally used for people, and their families, that have hit hard times. I'm not married,I have no kids. Hell,after the way this past year ended for me,I'm grateful to have a roof over my head. I'm ashamed that I let it come to this, that maybe if I acted sooner this could've all been avoided.

Syd's all I got. He's my boy, my buddy. If he was suffering,I'd let him go. But,he still has a lot of spunk left in him. He's still active (Well,as active as a house cat can be). If there's a way to get him better,I want to try it. But,I need help. I don't wanna lose my buddy.

If you can help us out,I'd be forever indebted to you. I don't know what that means, exactly..But,I won't forget it. I can't believe that I'm doing one of these things. I never wanted to need one. Begging's not my business, but I need to get my boy the treatment he deserves. He's a good little guy. He's been there for me.

Thanks. I'm sorry to bother ya, like this. Swallowing a lot of pride, right now.



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Paul Bearer 
Staten Island, NY
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