Georgie, the cat, is facing a possible cancer diagnosis and needs your help to cover expensive veterinary testing. His mom hates to ask for help, but she and her two special needs children cannot do this alone.
Georgie, the California cat, is in a tough situation. He is an otherwise healthy cat who is facing what looks like Plasmacytoma. The way the veterinarian put it, “If a cat is going to have cancer, this is the best kind to have because it’s highly treatable.” The first problem is that we don't know for sure if that is actually what the cat has. Initial testing paid for by the owner points to it, but she needs an ultrasound and a few additional blood tests to verify. The total for this testing is $905.93 at the high end. Unfortunately, the veterinary practice does offer a nonprofit discount, but for this type of testing they have an outside ultrasound technician come in, and therefore there is no wiggle room on the price.
Georgie’s mom has already put out $600 toward testing and she can't afford to pay any more. She works part-time as a caregiver for a quadriplegic individual and takes care of her two special needs kids full-time. She is always helping others and hated to ask for help, but her family just can’t bear to lose Georgie.
Georgie's mom describes him as, “an amazing, sweet cat with a personality like you've never seen before in an animal. He follows me around like a dog and comes when I say his name. He loves all whom he meets and loves his sister dogs. He cuddles and plays with them all the time. In the winter he cuddles with me and kneads the blanket on top of my legs. He loves to lie in the sun and sunbathe. He loves staring at the fish in the tank. He's a sweet boy who loves life and is still so young!”
Georgie’s situation puts us in a strange place. We typically take a case from beginning to end until the animal is well. But, this summer has been incredibly slow for donations and we are worried that we may not be able to cover the cost of his oncologic care. We did speak to a technician at the Oncology office and they couldn’t even give us a ballpark as to what the treatment might cost. Because of that lack of information, we have agreed to cover the testing for Georgie to get an official diagnosis, but we have not officially taken the case to the end. If we get an outpouring of support for Georgie, it will be easy to take on his ongoing care.
Cancer has kicked some of our cases butts lately and we would really love to see a cat beat cancer. If you want to see that too, please donate today.
Thanks to your generous support, Georgie was able to get the diagnostic testing he needed. Results do prove that he has cancer. It's sad, but not unexpected. The good news is that you can help him get cancer treatment. He has an appointment with the oncologist soon, and we with your help, we think Georgie has a real chance of beating this!
Georgie was a very good boy for the vets and technician during his diagnostic testing. They've sent off the two cytologies, at the recommendation of the oncologist, to check both the liver and spleen separately. We will hear back next week. Georgie also had a consultation with the oncologist, and has a follow up appointment next week. The oncologist will do a physical on Georgie and will be the one handling things provided we get a definite cancer diagnosis.
Thanks for your help in getting Georgie this far!
For The Love of Alex Inc is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides emergency funding for urgent and lifesaving care of pets of low-income families.