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HELP GET AN MRI FOR MISSY
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Miss Missy has been battling a lot of issues in the 7 1/2 yrs of her life... now she has started to have seizures... I have spent over $8,000. just in the past 3yrs (maybe more) on trying to find out why she kept breaking out with infections & ...
Miss Missy has been battling a lot of issues in the 7 1/2 yrs of her life... now she has started to have seizures... I have spent over $8,000. just in the past 2yrs (maybe more) on trying to find out why she kept breaking out with infections & chewing her feet uncontrollably. It started on one paw (age 1yr) and then she chewed until completely raw on the other paw. I have been to 4 different Doggy Dermatoligists (besides regular vet) in the past 3 yrs only to have her be put on Cyclosporine & antibiotics... as soon as antibiotics were finish, it came back. Finally in March I took a 4 hr trip to Gainesville, FL University of FL College of Veterinary Medicine. They have helped heal Missy paws almost completely. I have been making trips monthly to insure her getting better, finally, after 7 yrs of this. It has cost me approx. minimum $500. (including gas & motel) each visit. I have all the vet bills I have paid out of my pocket in just the past 2 yrs Approx. $5,000. But now she has started having seizures and my husband just lost his job 4 weeks ago and I only work a PT job & funds are completely depleted.
Her first seizure was Aug 4th. & she had 3 within 24 hrs. (called cluster seizures) They have 95% ruled out epilepsy. They are leaning more toward a tumor or cancer of the brain... They want $2,500. to $3,000. to do an MRI... I'm SO OVERWELMED !!! She is in the hospital right now over night (approx. another $500.) because she has had another 3 seizures Sat & Sunday. To find out what is causing her seizures, they are calling for this MRI. I have called different places to have it done but it's still just as expensive. the cheapest place is the College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville ($1500. to $2,000) but it would cost between hotel & gas ($500.) plus they will charge me for another Neurology Dr visit ($200.)... I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHY AND WHAT IS CAUSING THESE SEIZURES & how long she may have & if it is something bad like CANCER !!! This is my 3rd rescue dog since 2007 that I will be losing but atleast I had some idea about when & how long I would be losing them. Bonnie died in 2007 from Osteosarcoma..We had her leg amputated, but it had went to her lungs & she died 6 mo after her diagnosis.(3 of which was with chemo & they said she could live 2yrs maybe longer after surgery :( ) Then her true brother at the age of 8 1/2 was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2010. We elected not to do chemo. & he lived only 3 weeks after diagnosis. But I had the most quality time I could with him. At the time we had just lost our home due to my husband losing his job & I was not working cause I was taking care of his mother who has alzheimers and couldn't work. (We, unfortunately were one of the first ppl to feel the economy crunch) Since then my husband has been able to find work again & I got a PT job, (we had to put his mom in a nursing home). but he lost his job again just as we THOUGHT things were getting better. I also just had to put down my cat of 18 yrs. just less than 2 months ago. He suffered from ulcerative paradental stomatitis, but he did live a long life... PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN DONATE ANY AMOUNT ($1,) it would help me get this MRI and give some relief by knowing WHY !!! If I don't reach the goal for the MRI ...I will refund your money through Pay Pal
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