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Comfort Care for Chelios

Organized by: Brianna Hauser

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June 07, 2015

Thank you everyone who has donated! Chelios starts his radiation tomorrow, June 8. Please think positive thoughts!!! :) See More

THE STORY:

This diagnosis was a complete and utter surprise and we are heartbroken. He was just at the vet for his annual appointment mid-April. By May 4, Brianna discovered a rather large mass on his behind just below his anus. We got him in to the vet the next day under the assumption it was an anal glad abscess. The vet discovered this was not the case and did a needle biopsy. Results showed there were a large number of abnormal spindle cells in the tumor, but couldn't determine whether it was benign or malignant because the sample was too bloody. We were referred to a specialist to discuss our next step. The surgeon recommended a biopsy of a larger piece of tissue to determine what the mass was, and also introduced some potential plans for surgery. The results of the biopsy showed the tumor is malignant and a type of soft tissue sarcoma, specifically peripheral nerve sheath cancer. Because of the vascularity of the tumor, it is fast growing and will sooner rather than later affect his pottying needs. We were told this is one of the "better" cancers to have because it is locally aggressive and slow to metastasize. However, if we opt to do nothing with the tumor, it will eventually cut off his ability to relieve himself and/or will rupture. Because he is so healthy otherwise per the oncologist's examination, we feel doing nothing is not an option. However, surgery could not remove the entire tumor due to the proximity to the anus and urethra. It is still possible, but we would have to commit to a round of radiation. These two items would tip us close to $10,000. We cannot afford this and due to Chelios' age, it doesn't seem fair to him to put him through this rigorous treatment plan. We have opted to do palliative radiation. This is a high dose, short-term treatment plan, and is slightly more "affordable," but still pricey. Treatment is only once-daily, for five consecutive days. We are starting this treatment on Monday, June 8!! This treatment plan will not cure him of cancer, but will help reduce the vascularity of the tumor, slow it's growth, and potentially shrink it. This type of treatment will help keep him comfortable, ensuring he can continue to relive himself comfortably and live out his life with fewer complications. The treatment can hold off any regrowth for 6 months to one year. We feel this will give him to opportunity to continue to live out the remainder of his life very happy and relatively healthy. Currently we have already invested about $2850. We have had to put most of that on a Care Credit card. However, we still have about $2900 more to go, and our Care Credit Card will not cover all of that. If you can find it in you to help us, we appreciate it! Love to all, Nate, Brianna & Chelios Hauser

$455

 

23% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • Tim Kristi, Josh and Tyler

    $20

  • Corey, Ashley, Annabeth, & Bubba.

    $50

  • Grammy and Grampy Wig

     

  • Christopher Lee

    $10

  • " squeaks " daddy

    $100

  • Megan, Dane, Maya, Bonnie, and Clyde

    $20

  • Andy, Sarah & Trix

    $25

  • brandon

    $30

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Donor Comments

brandon

brandon

DONATION: $30

my thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Love you! 3 years ago

Andy, Sarah & Trix

Andy, Sarah & Trix

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Megan, Dane, Maya, Bonnie, and Clyde

Megan, Dane, Maya, Bonnie, and Clyde

DONATION: $20

Woof, Woof!! 3 years ago

" squeaks " daddy

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Grammy and Grampy Wig

Grammy and Grampy Wig

Wishing you well, Bubby❤️ 3 years ago

Corey, Ashley, Annabeth, & Bubba.

Corey, Ashley, Annabeth, & Bubba.

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tim Kristi, Josh and Tyler

Tim Kristi, Josh and Tyler

DONATION: $20

Hugs , Tim Kristi Josh and Tyler 3 years ago

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