They said the word "Cancer"

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Raised by 32 people in 46 months
Brian Sicher  STEPHENSON, VA
Her name is, Bella. She was an owner surrender when I rescued her and she didn’t know much. She was a little out of control to be honest, but we stuck together. At about 74 kisses in I fell in love. She has been there for me every time I’ve been in need and has never wanted anything more than to be there by your side, soaking in your love. She’s everything a dog is supposed to be. It’s impossible to repay her for what she gives.
About 5 months ago a sudden eye infection ravaged her right eye. We’ve been in emergency clinics, veterinarian clinics, and eye specialist clinics, but have only been told that it’s an anomaly. We’ve been on 11 different drops and 6 different pain medications and antibiotics since then. Secondary glaucoma was the result after the infection cleared up and even when the pressure in her eye was high it’s tough to tell if she’s in pain. She just wants to be next to you and give you the softest kisses. She wouldn’t complain even if she could talk.

Yesterday we had another eye specialist appointment to see if her pressure was still low. We’ve had so many I can’t even keep count anymore. We were told that it is now believed that we are dealing with uveal melanoma in her right eye. They want to extract her eye. It’s what I’ve been dreading all along and now I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’ve already spent thousands and thousands of

dollars on visits and medications and every blood work test imaginable. We’ve been quoted with another high bill and I have to find out how to make it work. All of her blood work tests came back perfect and everything suggests she’s in excellent health except for this horrible eye incident. If you can find it in your heart to help out Bella, please do. We’d forever be in your debt.

She just turned 6 on March 16, and she has so much more life ahead of her. She goes everywhere with me and if you could see the joy she brings to people you’d love her just the same as I. Thank you for reading this. We really appreciate your time.

 

Love, Bella







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Update 1
Posted by Brian Sicher
44 months ago
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Lately it's been a long road with Bell. I can't remember how long it's been like this, but I do know that for the first time in a long while I'm not worried. Bella had her surgery and the pain from glaucoma is gone. No more migraines. They did a biopsy and there was no mass. No Cancer.

What is left, is a happy, playful dog. A 6 year old sweetheart of a puppy that got her life back. A joyful, kiss giving, lover of a big sister with little Willow to show the ropes.

You are a part of that, and thanking you will never be enough. But thank you. So very much.

Her 1.5 month post-op appointment was yesterday. The specialist looked at her eyes, got her kisses, and looked at me saying, "I don't need to see her anymore."

Our sweet Bella, our $6,000 dog, is back.
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Wayne Norman
46 months ago

Looks like that dog has had more adventures than I have. You are good owners.......

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Raised by 32 people in 46 months
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LG
$20
Lindsey Gardner
46 months ago

Praying for you and for Bella! -Lindsey and Odie Gardner

CR
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Caity Rogowski
46 months ago

Hoping for the best and sending love to you, Bella and the rest of the fam! I know that having a pet as a best friend is one of the best gifts. Hang in there!

RW
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Rebecca Wilt
46 months ago

Feel better, Bella!

AO
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Arina Orlova
46 months ago

Good luck, hope all goes well!!

MD
$50
Michelle Dee
46 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear about what's happening to Bella. Thinking of you and Brian and hoping all goes well.

JD
$50
Jennifer Dameika
46 months ago

Ashley, my dog passed from lymphoma almost two years ago and I miss him dearly. I hope Bella gets everything she needs to live the many years she has ahead of her!

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Anonymous
46 months ago
SS
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Shannon Smith
46 months ago
$5
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46 months ago
MF
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meeka and freckles
46 months ago

Sending loads of positive thoughts and other goodness. Freckles is sending licks and Meeka is wagging her tail.

Wayne Norman
46 months ago

Looks like that dog has had more adventures than I have. You are good owners.......

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