Help Cure Knuckles

As some of you know our dog Knuckles developed a large mass on the side of his jaw a couple months ago, he has been seen by the vet and put on antibiotics and steroids 4 times already which helps the mass go down, but the minute he is off the medication it comes right back.

Recently we had the mass biopsied and it came back as an inflamed lymph node.... what is happening is his body/immune system isn't strong enough to fight/keep the infection away so once the medication is gone BAM it returns.

The vets would like to do surgery on his jaw and remove the entire lymph node to prevent this from happening over and over again and gave me a quote of $1000 NOT including any medications going home with him the day of the surgery.

He had his last dose of medicine yesterday and the swelling is already starting to come back :(

Most of you know that Knuckles is a very special dog to not only me but to everyone he meets, he is one of a kind, people always joke that he is literally like a little boy stuck in a dogs body (hence why I carry him around like a child and give him piggy back rides)... he just turned 5 in July and we have had him since he was 8 weeks old (he was 1 of 10 in his litter and when Jack & I went to pick out a pup we were going to look at a female, when the woman opened the gate from the kitchen he was the only pup who came running out and right to me, right then and there I knew he was the one!)

He has squashed all the typical negative Pitbull stereotypes right from day 1!
He has the biggest personality in the world and is like a little dog celebrity between Facebook, the Vet, Petstores, Banks, drive thrus, dog parks and of course family and friends <3

When we found out I was pregnant with Jace, I got nervous that Knucks would be jealous since he was a mama's boy and spoiled rotten, but the minute we brought Jace home from the hospital they immediately bonded and have grown to be the best of friends over the last year.  He is so gentle and patient with Jace and their little friendship is very heartwarming to watch!

Any help would be very much appreciated, We are so grateful for all the people who have contacted us asking how Knuckles is doing and checking in on him ... We are anxious to get our little man fixed up and back to his normal crazy self <3
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Kelley Stickney 
Middleton, MA

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