This is Zora my full of life, beautiful soul of a Rottweiler . She has just recently been diagnosed with an aggressive bone cancer. The cancer is called Osteosarcoma which has hollowed out her front left leg. Her bone is very fragile so she’s prone to fracturing easily. Zora is currently on multiple pain medications and is only given 4 months to live if she doesn't get immediate treatment.
There are 3 options in handling this type of situation.
The first option is Amputation w/ chemo. This is such an aggressive cancer that her leg needs to be removed. If Zora passes her tests on February 4th this would be the first option. The tests are to see if the cancer has passed her leg and travelled into her lungs or other organs.
If the oncologist believes she is not a candidate for this the second option would be radiation treatments w/ bisphoshanates injections. The radiation targets into the infected bone and freezes the bone pain which is something her pain meds are not strong enough to do. This injection is done to help with the loss of her bone density. With this she will be able to live out her last four months as pain free as possible.
The last option is continue her on pain meds. Although the pain meds will not be able to help the pain she will be experiencing after a few weeks. This cancer is moving fast and this route is not an option for her. Zora has so much life left in her and I cant have my baby suffer. She deserves a chance ! She deserves to be pain free.
Everything she would need for the amputation with the chemo is just over $10,000. The radiation for the pain with the injections is about $7500-$8000. After all the love and purpose Zora has brought to my life, I need to help her fight this. I need to relieve this pain in any way possible so I can continue to give her the quality of life she deserves. With the price of these treatments I’m not able to provide her with that.
If we can just remove this cancer, or even just stop her pain and improve her quality of life for the time she has left I would be forever grateful. I know this is a long shot but I opened this page because I know I need help, I’m not ashamed to ask for help. Zora’s quality of life is my priority and I can’t do this on my own. So I’m here asking you all for help.
I truly appreciate all your prayers, donations and for taking the time to share your similar stories with me. They have helped me to have hope and direction through this heart wrenching situation. All the stories and memories I have received so far have helped so much more then you could imagine.
This is not about buying Zora more time this is about making the time she last left painfree.
Please help me, help Zora. Anything helps
Here is a link to a You tube video of a dog that is 4 years older then Zora whos similar story has given me hope. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GG6rhx64IX8