Help JJ Beat Cancer
She was just diagnosed with lymphoma after showing symptoms from a very high blood calcium level. She will need to start treatment ASAP to get the optimal response. We are waiting on which type of lymphoma it is, but chemotherapy is needed. If it turns out to be a low grade lymphoma, remission is expected to be 2-5+ years. If it is a B-cell lymphoma, remission of 12-18+ months is expected. Dogs handle chemo much better than people often do, with fewer side effects. This treatment will help alleviate her high calcium levels and symptoms. Since this has been caught early, we are hopeful to have JJ around for a lot longer, providing her love and comfort to so many more as time goes on. Chemo treatment is expected to cost $6000-7000, not including ongoing tests to monitor her response.
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Any help would be beyond appreciated by so many in JJ's life. Thank you for your consideration.
When my Mom was hospitalized her favorite day was therapy dog day. When she was dying in hospice her favorite therapy dog and handler came to be with her. What a tremendous gift that was and above and beyond what we expected. When my Mom passed that amazing dog, also a Golden like JJ, got up and went to comfort my Dad.
This so reminds me of 20 yrs ago when my 6yr old Standard Poodle Boz died in 10 days of diagnosis of lymph node cancer. It was so aggressive there was nothing we could do. How far they have come treating this disease. JJ you will not need for anything. Your Facebook friends will help your family take care of you.
I am so sorry to learn about JJ. My eyes literally filled immediately upon reading the news. My thoughts and prayers go out to JJ, Tracy and family. To those of you questioning, rest assured that if there are any left over monies, she will do the proper thing, by giving to K9 cancer research or to other dogs in need. I have no question at all about that. ♥