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Meet Sweet Chatter
deepest gratitude to everyone who allowed us to apply their donation
to Ollie's 2nd surgery fund to help pay for Chatter's life-saving
surgery to remove a cancerou spleen.
Chatter is a beautiful and
incredibly sweet and trusting ~10 year-old rescued cat. She was
taken to the vet because we noticed she had a swollen abdomen.
X-rays revealed her abdomen was filled with over a liter of fluid.
We had the fluid drained and analyzed. The results suggested the
cause of the fluid could be cancer. We immediately opted for
ultrasounds of her abdomen which revealed she had a splenic tumor.
She had emergency surgery and her spleen was completely removed
sent to a diagnostic lab for histopathologic examination. The lab
confirmed the diagnosis of cancer. Chatter had a cancerous splenic
mast cell tumor.
Chemotherapy for cats that had mast cell
tumors removed is controversial. But after consulting with a
veterinary oncologist we decided to put her on chemo as long as she
does not develop serious or unpleasant adverse effects and maintains
a good quality of life. She's had our
treatments so far and seems to be tolerating the chemo quite well.
She's active, playful, affectionate and
has a good appetite. She's
gained back the weight she lost and she's maintaining her ideal
weight. She talks as much as ever - hence her name, "Chatter".
Blood tests are necessary before each chemo
treatment to make sure her white blood cell count hasn't dropped. So
far, all her blood tests have been normal. Follow-up x-rays and
ultrasounds have shown no tumors in any of her other organs or
enlarged lymph nodes. Thankfully, she seems to be responding very
well to chemo and her vet's prognosis is good as long as she
contimues to receive the care she needs.
Her medical bills are
already in the thousands of dollars and our medical fund is once
again exhausted. Providing the long term care she requires is very
expensive and beyond our means at this time especially with kitten
season just around the
corner. We desperately need funds to help pay
for Chatter's care. Any donation will be deeply appreciated and will
help us give Chatter the longest life possible. On behalf of
Chatter, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.
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payable to "Maxs House Animal Rescue, Inc." with "You may also send a check or money order made payable to "Maxs House Animal
Rescue, Inc." with "Chatter's Fund" in the memo to:r's Fund" in the memo to:
Maxs House Animal Rescue,
P.O. Box 1581
Ridgewood, NJ 07451
(Please include your
email address with your check)
(Ollie before and after surgery)
We have just been informed
that Ollie will not need a second surgery. There has been a very big
misunderstanding and miscommunication between some of the people involved.
If anyone who made a donation towards Ollie's second surgery would like
their donation returned,
please let us know and we'll be happy to
issue a refund.
We're very sorry for this misunderstanding and
inconvenience and thank you for your kindness and understanding.
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