Wiley's Cancer Treament

$3,010 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 89 people in 34 months
We recently found out some very heartbreaking news. Our sweet boy Wiley has lymphoma. The vet says it's the most treatable cancer in dogs, but those treatments will be very expensive.

We got Wiley in June of 2012 when he was just 6 weeks old; he weighed only 9 pounds.

He was the first dog my husband had ever had, and the first dog that was my dog and not the "family dog". He was so sweet, so little, and we fell head over heels in love with him right away.



He very quickly grew up to be 83 pounds, and the sweetest, smartest, most human like dog we have ever met. Everyone who ever meets Wiley immediately falls in love with him. It's kind of hard not to.




Finding out Wiley has cancer has been truly heartbreaking for us. Wiley has never been just a dog, he has always been our child. Not only is he our child, but he's also "big brother" to our other fur baby, Rusty.
These two are inseperable; Rusty can sense that something is wrong, he's been cuddling up to him more and more over the last couple of days. These two boys mean everything to us. To us, they are our children. We've been looking forward to both of them having a long and happy life, and coudln't wait until we have children;  they are just the sweetest with kids.




We have an appointment this afternoon to see an vet oncologist. We don't know how bad it is yet, what treatment options there are, or how much they will cost. But any internet search will tell you that it will be expensive. My husband and I are in our mid to late 20's, and both work full time. We also have a mortgage, student loans payments to make. We already know that paying for the things Wiley will need to get better, or at least be comfortable, will not be an easy thing to do. Taking him to the emergency vet due to concerns over sudden bruising and swelling came to a total of $750; just to see him, and run tests that confirm that he has lymphoma. Nothing else, no more insight into the cancer, his prognosis, or what can be done. The appointment we have today to find out these things will be $125.

We realize that some people would be of the opinion that we should put him down, and that it's not worth the money to try to help him. We could never do that to Wiley; we will do absolutely everything we can to try to help him live a longer and happy life.

Any money raised will be used for vet appointments, cancer treatments, medication, special food....anything that Wiley needs to get better.

We would be so incredibly greatful for any and all help. Please share this with your family, friends, and other dog lovers and paw parents.

Thank you.
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It's with a heavy heart that I report that after four months of remission, Wiley's cancer is back. The vet said that even if we could afford another protocol of chemo, that she doesn't think it would hold for very long. He's now on predinsone, and the vet says average survival is only a couple of months; the longest she's seen a dog survive on pred alone was 6 months. We are looking into RSO for him, to at the very least improve his quality of life until the end. I've heard stories of people claiming RSO put their pet into remission, and gave them months or even years longer. We're really willing to try anything, so we're trying to locate some RSO to give to him. Thank you everyone for all of your love and support. Wiley is such a special dog, and it breaks our hearts to know our time with him is being cut way too short.
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Went in today for blood work and got great news! Wiley's lymphnodes are within normal ranges, and the oncologist would consider him to be in remission! He will still need to finish the other two rounds in the chemotherapy protocol, but things are looking great!!!
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You all have been so incredibly kind, and generous. Complete strangers have donated $3000 to save our baby's life. When I first made Wiley's Instagram, I didn't think it would amount to much. I never dreamed that our baby would become semi Instagram famous, and that people would be so generous. Big thank you again to tales of a lab for sharing our story. Thank you, thank you a million times over, to everyone for all of your love, support, and incredible kindness.
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We are beyond humbled, amazed, thankful, and astounded at the kindness complete strangers have shown our Wiley. Thank you, thank you a million times over. Thank you Tales of a Lab for sharing our story with your 163k followers, and for making this possible. My husband told me that the kindness and generosity that everyone has shown us today has given him faith in humanity again. We can't say thank you enough, you all are truly helping save our sweet boy's life!
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Ivy Bertman
33 months ago

That's awesome news! So happy for you all!

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Colleen Oliva Speaker
33 months ago

I am so happy that your monetary goal was raised for Wiley! I too have a lab and he gives so much joy and love to our family! I will continue to pray that Wiley gets the treatments needed so that his health returns back to normal soon! Love & hugs for Wiley! ❤️

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Raised by 89 people in 34 months
Created February 22, 2016
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Christine Andre
33 months ago

Wishing you and Wiley the best during this difficult time. Stay strong and positive, we are all here to help!

$125
Anonymous
33 months ago
AC
$25
Aaron Coker
33 months ago

I hope your baby gets better soon. Lots of love,hugs and prayers.xoxoxo

JR
$20
Jihmns Ramone
33 months ago

Came across his picture and his face brought tears to my eyes. Stay strong, buddy

ER
$25
Erin Rose
33 months ago

Good luck, Wiley!

HK
$10
Hina K
33 months ago

I hope Wiley gets better soon and is able to live a long healthy life giving more happiness and love to your family and Rusty!

Ivy Bertman
33 months ago

That's awesome news! So happy for you all!

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Colleen Oliva Speaker
33 months ago

I am so happy that your monetary goal was raised for Wiley! I too have a lab and he gives so much joy and love to our family! I will continue to pray that Wiley gets the treatments needed so that his health returns back to normal soon! Love & hugs for Wiley! ❤️

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