Steam has been vomiting his food and has been lethargic recently, so we took him to the doctors.
According to the x-ray and ultrasound, we find out that Steam has a large 5” to 7” tumor attached to his liver, and doctors are unsure whether the tumor is benign or malignant. Doctors say the tumor needs to removed because the tumor can get bigger and push his organs and spine, causing further internal damage.
Because Steam’s condition came suddenly and the rapid pace of the tumor’s growth, our family is unready for the medical bills and we’re asking to help Steam go full steam ahead.
When Steam Entered My Life:
I adopted Steam in 2009 at the Husky Camp and he was one and a half years old. He was a solemn dog, and he looked sad. He never sought attention, nor did he responded to any of my calls. The adoption event host said to me that Steam had four owners by the time he reached the shelter. I officially became the 5th owner of Steam that day and I never looked back.
The Start of Something Great:
It wasn’t sunshine and daisies the first year with Steam. I really tried to help Steam get out of the funk. Because of the neglect he received as a pup, he trusted no one and kept his guard up. Somedays, he wouldn’t eat. I would try to take him for walks, but he was completely defiant and he wouldn’t eat from time to time.
I couldn’t figure out how to get Steam to trust me until I had a crazy idea… I slept right next to Steam for two months straight. Not even on my bed. Whichever floor he picked, I slept next to him. By his side. And that became the start of something great.
I am grateful to have Steam these past 8 years and I hope to continue my adventures with him in the future.
“Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.”
- Agnes Sligh Turnbull
This quote is very much true and it’s inevitable that we as humans outlive our furry friends. And while I understand that I will outlive Steam, I’d like to step alongside with him a couple more times before his time comes.
Steam’s Right Hand Man, Diesel:
My other dog, Diesel needs his best bud. Unlike Steam, Diesel has separation anxiety, and Steam has helped Diesel become a calm dog.
His surgery is $7000 and he needs it soon. Please share to a friend, every share counts and any donation would make a huge difference in our life right now.
100% of all donations will go towards Steam's medical bills.
Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital
1371 Reynolds Ave. Irvine, CA 92614.
Thank you all in advance for your help, even the smallest donation makes the hugest difference. Thank you for listening to our story and our lovely dogs, Steam and Diesel.