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MACY'S CANCER FUND

Macy has been diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma.  We had emergency surgery to remove her spleen hoping that the cancer has not metastasized.  Unfortunately, post-surgery testing confirmed that the cancer spread to her liver.  Two days after surgery, Macy had what we believe was a seizure.

Despite our very limited resources, For the Love of Pits wants to give Macy the best chance at life.  We are asking for your help with Macy’s vet bills.

Make your TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation to help For the Love of Pits at: 

(fees deducted by Paypal)

or

https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/32229?token=EC-6L885324FE094010W (100% donations given to FTLOP but amount not transferred for 30 days)

No amount is too small.  Testing leading up to surgery, emergency surgery and post-surgery care at Metro totaled $4,746.71.  This does not include Macy’s follow up appointments; appointments, testing and medications over the last 6 months; post-surgery medication expenses; special dietary needs; and other related expenses.  To date, For the Love of Pits has raised $1,900.00.  We thank all who have donated to help us help Macy.  Thank you!

Macy’s Story:

Macy has been in foster care with For the Love of Pits for most of her life.  She's never had a forever home or family to call her own. 

For the last 6 months, Macy’s health has been steadily declining.  Despite countless vet visits, testing, and a number of trips to the emergency room, Macy’s weight loss, loss of muscle mass and appetite, and change in energy level remained a mystery. 

In February 2017, Macy began shaking, vomiting uncontrollably, was unsteady on her feet, and having bloody stools.  Macy was rushed to the emergency room.  After x-rays, ultrasound, blood work and additional testing, For the Love of Pits learned Macy had a large mass on her spleen.  Surgeons recommended emergency surgery to remove the mass.  During the procedure, surgeons discovered 2 nodules on Macy’s liver, one of which could not be removed.  Surgeons removed Macy’s spleen and the attached mass, along with one nodule on the liver.  In addition, tissue was taken from the liver and the non-removable nodule for biopsies. 

Testing leading up to surgery, emergency surgery and post-surgery care at Metro totaled $4,746.71.  This does not include Macy’s follow up appointments; appointments, testing and medications over the last 6 months; post-surgery medication expenses; special dietary needs; and other related expenses.  To date, For the Love of Pits has only raised $1,900.00.

Biopsy results showed that Macy has high grade spindle cell sarcoma that has spread to her liver.  Since surgery, Macy has had at least one seizure.  To determine the cause of the seizure, we must see a neurologist and conduct additional testing.  To explore chemotherapy, we must see an oncologist. 

On Monday, February 27, 2017, Macy has a long-standing vet appointment to discuss the loss of bladder control since the surgery and possible causes of the seizure.  On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017, Macy has a follow up at Metro with the veterinarians who oversaw emergency surgery.

Please help us to help Macy.  If we do nothing else, For the Love of Pits must raise $2,846.71 to get out of debt.  Please help us continue to help Macy and the other rescue dogs of For the Love of Pits.  No amount is too small.

For tax deductible donations where 100% of your contributions are passed along to For the Love of Pits, please donate to For the Love of Pits on its Paypal Giving Funds page at:    https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/32229?token=EC-6L885324FE094010W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Macy's Vet Bills