He had a bulging and swollen right eye, triggering me to ask the vet to do an internal test of what’s going on, his X-ray scan turns up that he’s got a mass and blockage in between his skull and his right nostril, which could be cancerous. He's getting a CT scan and a Rhinoscopy that is going to cost between $2000 to $2600. Not including the other procedures and tests that they will be conduction to get him to feel better after all the tests. I live in Columbus, GA on my own with two fur babies, and I’ve been referred by my vet to a vet in Auburn, AL. Financially, it’s been a struggle for me, and this medical cost for him is going to be even tougher for me. I’m trying to do my best to hold it together, but it’s really difficult.. especially with Kuma. I normally don’t ask for help but I need help.. I can’t lose my baby this soon.. He’s one of the main reasons why I’ve been able to keep it together for the past 6 years..
I’m asking for more than the CT scan and Rhinoscopy
because he will be needing much more after these tests. I can’t imagine how much surgery will cost..
I want to thank you in advance for helping me save my baby. Thank you all so much.
Jan 25: We finished day 1 of doctor visit.. Gotta go back tomorrow morning to do more tests. I am in tears writing this post.. For many reasons. Kuma has been my dearest friend, my family, my son... Hearing all the tests he has to do today broke my heart... Hearing the cause of it all may be cancer had my crying nearly all day... Kuma has been one great blessing for the past 6 years. And i want many many many more years with him..
For those that have been following my facebook page, you've probably seen my crazy amount of post about him, and all the shares I've done about his gofundme page. I was very hesitant at first to start one, because I am not one to ask for help, especially money. But I’ve become overwhelmed through some struggles I’ve had to endure this past year and a half.. and I knew I wasn’t going to keep going without asking for help. I was not expecting any of this in just two days. But I am so amazed and so so so grateful for everyone who has helped so far. It truly is amazing how many of you out there is so supportive, generous, and loving. There’s quite amount of people that I don’t even know that is helping me. I am absolutely speechless and just in tears. I don’t know how to thank you all. Except say thank you and thank you! No matter the amount, it has made a tremendous difference for us. And it has been amazing seeing how many people have shared my link. I am sincerely thankful and grateful for everything everyone has done thus far.
To my friends, families, strangers everywhere. THANK YOU!!! ❤️❤️
Jan 27: picked up Kuma today from Auburn vet, and finally got to take him home. He’s exhausted but unable to rest well. He’s happy to be home, but the tumor is making him uncomfortable and restless. He’s tossing and turning, and crying. All I can do is hug him and say it’ll be ok soon. We call to make an appointment for his radiation treatment on Monday, in hopes on shrinking the tumor to where it isn’t pressing on his eye and skull, and clearing up some space in his nose so he doesn’t sneeze so much and can breath. We’re also meeting with a holistic doctor to do acupuncture and new diet to hopefully beat this cancer.. it is going to be a long couple of months... but I’m hoping this could extend his time to more than a few months.. I still want him to live until he is over 10... I always thought Kuma would be around when I have my first child.. and that they’d grow up together... hearing this news now when he’s 6, breaks my heart.. Kuma is so good with kids and other animals.. truly an one of a kind dog..
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