In October of 2016, I was hospitalized following a horrible Bipolar episode. It was the culmination of a year of struggle, a year that I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and PTSD. Stuck in the hospital, I was forced to face my new reality.
Following my hospitalization, I struggled to accept my diagnosis and get back to daily life. I wasn't doing much of anything. I was anxious and uncomfortable. I would isolate and stay home as much as possible.
That's where Kurama came in. One day I felt overwhelmed with the urge to go to the local animal control. There, amongst all the loud, barking, junmping dogs filling the shelter, I noticed a dog curled up in the floor. He was shaking, and everytime I reached out to him, he would pull away, only to extend his paw again after I moved away. I could tell this dog just wanted to be loved, but was scared. Returning to the desk, I learned he was abandoned with 2 other dogs, and the shelter workers suspected abuse. Something told me I had to have him. And I did... Three days later when the hold on him was up, I adopted Kurama Kardashian.
At first he was timid around everyone but me. When given a toy, he cried. Special treats caused him to panic, needing to hide the treat. Everytime we walked back inside the house, he would dash under the bushes by our door. We could tell he just had not been allowed to live.
While we taught Kurama how to live, he brought a part of me back to life too. Eventually, he started to actually play with the toys! And eat the treats! And, best of all, he would run to greet people with excitement, instead of retreating in fear and anger. He began to pull the best out of me. It culminated in me eventually becoming a dog groomer! All because of his love and support. I would take him everywhere I could, and just having him there helped.
Now, today I must confess, I am a little scared. I don't know how to explain it to most people, but Kurama means everything to me. And I just found out he had a tumor.
Which is why I'm here, asking for help. My dog is my best friend, and my closest family. He has taught me so much about how to love life again, and fight my illness. Now, he needs me to help him.
Banfield told me it would cost $170 to get the tumor biopsied. But I have a friend who works for a vet who told me it would be more cost effective to just get it removed altogether. They can then biopsy it after. The quotes I have been getting are$300-$400.
To that end, I am here to beg everyone to please consider giving to save my baby's life. If this growth is cancerous, the longer I wait, the worse things can get. I will use all funds to get his treatment, documenting the receipts so everyone can see exactly how every dollar has helped. If there is any money left over, it will go to Foxie's Fund. Foxie's Fund is helping us raise the money. They help people in medical emergencies for dogs, such as my situation with Kurama.
Please, even if it's $1, help me Keep Kurama Kardashian. He isn't "just a dog"; he literally saved my life. He keeps me grounded and going. Kurama gave me a purpose in life again. If I lose him, especially over $300-$400, it would turn my world upside down. But I'm gonna fight with everything in me to make sure that doesn't happen. I'm going to fight for him.