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Snuggles' & Brando's Vet Bill

Organized by: Victoria Sommers

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Snuggles and Brando are the loves of my life. I have Snuggles since he is 8 weeks old and we rescued Brando when he was 7 months old. Snuggles will be 16 years this August 10th..fingers crossed and Brando was 15 in March. Back in Oct 2013 when Snuggles was 14 years old he was diagnosed with a rare adrenal gland tumor called a pheochromocytoma, shortly after Brando was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease and also a right adrenal gland tumor. Needless to say I was devastated. There is no cure for these tumors except for surgery which has a 50% mortality rate and is said to be the most dangerous and difficult surgery in veterinary medicine. Given their ages and the huge risk of this surgery we decided against it. Instead I researched day and night for weeks because I could not sit idly by and do nothing for my babies. I found a wonderful specialist in a top veterinary hospital and she prescribed Chinese herbal medicines for them and I also consulted with Western herbalist and he prescribed them some of her extracts. Since Oct 2013, my boys have had 2 MRI's each, and every 3 months each have an Ultrasound to measure and evaluate their tumors. They have blood tests every 3 months since 2013, and have been on the TCM and Western Herbs since as well. In addition to the tumors they both now have congestive heart disease stage 2, so they are also taking heart medications. The tests, medications herbs have been worth every cent, my boys are still here with me and they are acting very well considering all they have going on with them. Brando now has pancreatitis and his values are no going down. Our vet said we need another Ultrasound done to see if we need to change Brando's treatment. We also need another ultrasound for Snuggles to check on his heart and tumor as well. Ultrasounds are quite expensive. My vet bills have added up in the past 2 years and I need financial help to get things under control financially. I would do anything for my boys and won't deny them anything they need medically, but the bills have piled up in a big way and I would so appreciate any donations to help lessen my financial burden and help me help my babies. The money donated will go towards paying off my care credit card, they are due for more blood tests and ultrasounds now. The herbal medications are quite expensive and I have refilled them every 2 months. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for any donations you can send our way. Love, Vicki, Snuggles and Brando


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