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Help Smores have a biopsy/endoscopy
$300 Raised
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Ended Mar 16, 2016
Smores has trouble breathing, swallowing (chokes on solid food) and has been sneezing a lot (10-12 times in a row) for over 8 months now.  The last fundraising campaign covered his CT ... More ...

Smores has been having trouble breathing, swallowing (chokes on solid food) and has been sneezing  a lot (8-10 times in a row) for almost a year. 

The last fundraising campaign covered his CT scan cost, and showed no tumors, but there are small lesions in his skull and a large amount of very dry white-blood cells concentrated in his nasal passageways, in the area behind the eyes in the front part of his skull.  The picture above was taken after the CT scan (the radiologist also had a blood-sample from Smores' skull sent to a cytologist back then, no infections/bacteria were found). Basically, we don't know what he has, the radiologist & cytologist told me it's probably a genetic/congenital auto-immune issue but without a diagnosis they cant treat it. They suggested we do the endoscopy/biopsy of his nasal passageways to get more details (and that will also get his nose "vacuumed" so he'll be able to breathe easier at least). At the end of this post I'll put links to 2 vet clinics that we got referred to for the endoscopy/biopsy procedure (in case you'd like to look them up). 

Before the CT scan we tried antibiotics twice in the past year, those tried made no difference at all, and the X-rays showed something that looks like nasal tumors but turned out to be large amounts of dried white-blood cells.  

Trupanion won't cover the endoscopy costs because it's a pre-existing condition, and I can't afford that myself either. (Smores also had a dental surgery 2 months ago, Julio had an exam for his breathing/choking problem too that cost 365, plus my own medical bills have maxed out all the careCredit I have). - -I don't expect to raise all of $1,200 here but anything that people can contribute would be helpful. 


More info about upper respiratory endoscopies in cats:

Links to the 2 clinics in Seattle we got referred to:

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