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For Zoe's Sake

$400 of $500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 12 months
Paula Wheatley Solomon
Hi my name is Paula and I have been raising my sister Lauren since our Mother passed away when she was 10. My sister is an adult now and still living with me.  My sister Lauren has a cat named Zoe who is very sick she is very attached to her cat Zoe and while Lauren is unemployed and I can not possibly help her financially with this matter, I do all I can to pay our living expenses on my own. It hurts me to see Zoe having such a hard time breathing and Lauren so broken hearted that she does not have the funds to get the help for her she needs.   I asked Lauren to write her story in her own words and here it is. 

My sweet baby Zoe has been sick for more than a month now.  A few months ago I noticed hard lumps on her mammary glands.  I took her to a vet and they told me "Oh don't worry,  they are probably fatty tumors and will go away if she loses weight" I trusted them and watched her diet, she has lost some weight.  A few weeks after I noticed she is acting different, her breathing is far too fast and she is eating and drinking less.  She is losing more weight and seems very lethargic and has very little interest in cuddling with me.  I miss  cuddling with her. She is not the cat she used to be and I worry that those tumors may be cancerous and may have spread to her lungs.  I took her to another vet 2 weeks ago and they were seriously concerned for her.  All I could afford was the  $25 exam and $30 antibiotics they wanted to do blood work and tests and it broke me heart that I could not afford it.  I left praying for a miracle.  She has had no improvement and her breathing is more labored now.  Since I have no other options we are in need of some funds that can help save her life.  Time is running out and I don't want to lose her.  We need funds for exams, tests and treatments.  So if you can find it in your heart to donate, it would be Very much appreciated.  Thank you very Very much!  
Lauren



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Update 3
Posted by Paula Solomon
11 months ago
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I want to thank those who who helped us with our Zoe. Sadly Zoe was laid to rest 4/21/16. Your generous donations helped us diagnose, medicate, care for and fulfill my sisters wish to have her cremated and have her ashes returned in a nice urn for Lori to be able to keep her close. It was very hard on us but it helped to not have to go through this alon. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your donations, sharing, concern and kindness. Zoe is at peace now and now Lori can begin the healing process. I couldn't have done it this way without you! Thank You!
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Posted by Paula Solomon
12 months ago
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I want to thank everyone who donated and shared for our cause to help Zoe. The radiologist took a look at Zoe's X-ray and informed us that he believes that in the case of the tumors it has spread to her lungs and we were told if she doesnt eat she will not be here much longer. She isn't eating very much if at all and it will soon be time to let her rest in peace. We are still medicating her in hopes of relieving her discomfort and in hopes she will have some appetite. Zoe is still drinking water, broth and a tiny bit of food. She still will meow and is walking around but mostly laying down. My sister is truly heartbroken and her deepest wish is to have her cremated so she can at least keep her close. I have changed the campaign amount towards the cost of uthenization, cremation and a simple urn. We are very close to meeting our new goal and time is running out so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers (I am still hoping for a turn around) (a miracle). Every little bit helps. Thank you!
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Posted by Paula Solomon
12 months ago
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I am happy to say that tonight we were able to get Zoe to First Pet 24 hr Veterinary Centers. She was able to get an X-ray that determined an acute Athsma condition and she was able to receive oxygen treatment as well as medication that helped open her airways. We will be monitoring her over the next two weeks while giving her a steroid daily for the next 2 weeks. Unfortunately they did find Mammory tumors and we will hopefully at some time soon need to do a biopsy to determin if they are cancerous or not but for now she is home and responding to the treatment she recieved tonight. We have recieved donations as well through Go fund me flyers we had posted and all together we were able to get this far in finding out what was going on with her. Thank you for your donations and please keep sharing as we still need to get testing for the tumors. We are feeling blessed and very hopeful but most of all Zoe is feeling some relief and her breathing is better, we have to watch her closely over the next 12 hours on the breathing continuing to improve. Thank you so much!! Share the update! Thanks
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$400 of $500 goal

Raised by 8 people in 12 months
Created March 23, 2016
Paula Wheatley Solomon  
MC
$25
Marcella Crane
11 months ago

for Zoe and your family. You will always love her and never forget what a wonderful companion she is/was.

MD
$100
Maralina Dvorak
11 months ago

For the love and care of sweet Zoe.

$50
Anonymous
11 months ago
$50
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11 months ago
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$50
lisa weber
12 months ago
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I hope your cat keeps improving. She looks like a tortoise shell , I have 2 of my own.

$55
Anonymous
12 months ago
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12 months ago
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Dianne Hepburn
12 months ago
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Hope this helps her baby.

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