Mace Windu the sick Rottie
Organized by: Aneissa Mischenko
We have had Mace since January 22, 2016, when we got him we were told he was a 5yr old American Rottweiler who had slipped on some icy steps and bumped his face causing a "goose egg" to grow under his eye. The day we got him, we took him to the vet for a wellness check and to get his face checked out. We were told by the vet that it was actually a tooth root abscess, which can be caused by trauma from bumping his face, his tooth extraction would cost us $600+. On top of that, Mace didn't come with any vet records, or any information so we could contact his old vet and get his records (his previous owner claimed shed lost them) so we had to get Mace his boosters and he had to be dewormed before he could get his tooth extracted. On March 7, 2016 we took Mace in and dropped him off at the vet's for his extraction at 7:00am and we were to pick him up at 3:00pm. At around 10:00am we got a call from his vet and he said that upon further examination, that from the wear on his teeth Mace was actually about 10yrs old, and they thought that what was once thought to be a a tooth root abscess was likely a tumor, and that X-rays would need to be done to confirm this. We gave the vet the OK to do the X-rays and he confirmed that Mace's lump was actually not one, but two aggressive and inoperable cancerous tumors, one that is behind his eye and pushing it forward, and one that is on his snout and is growing into his nasal passages. We also learned from the X-rays that at some point in Mace's life he'd been shot with a shotgun and still has pellets lodged in his face and ear. The vet couldn't give us a solid amount of time, but guesstimates that Mace has about 4-6 weeks left of we are lucky :( With his multiple medications and vet visits, his X-rays and the likelihood of having to help Mace cross the rainbow bridge in the near future, Mace's vet bills are quickly becoming unmanageable.. We love our Macey so much, and even though we haven't had him very long, we want to be able to give him a good last few weeks. Thank you for reading, anything helps!