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Giorgio (age 17, asleep)
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Tara is my 12-year-old cat. She has a condition called mast cell disease that causes tumors to form. The disease is usually confined to the skin and underlying tissue but can spread to the internal organs. Tara's internal organs are clear at this time.
She currently looks like a juvenile Skeksis because the surgical team at CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital had to shave her head to remove two tumors plus both mandibular lymph nodes. The tumors and right mandibular lymph node were relatively clear of metastatic material. Unfortunately, the left mandibular lymph node contained a large amount of metastatic material and so the veterinary team is recommending a round of chemotherapy. They feel that her prognosis for a normal lifespan is good if she has chemotherapy.
As you can imagine, this procedure will be costly. My son's and my savings have been wiped out by the cost of testing and surgery for Tara (around $2000 total) plus major repairs made to the household's only vehicle in April to the tune of $3500.
Currently, our household's only income is my disability payment of $1340 per month. This covers monthly bills and not much else. My son is high-functioning autistic and not able to work a conventional job. He receives no income.
If anyone can or wishes to help with Tara's medical costs, I would be very grateful. My Paypal is paypal.me/chartley65
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