About the Campaign
Misty has a few problems but thats not slowing her down
Epilepsy, pancreatitis and transitional cell carcinoma
With age usually there comes medical issues and this little pup has a list of them. Since 2015 Misty has been having seizures. Twice a day Ruth Ann gives her her seizure medicine to prevent seizures. Misty has a tumor, cancer: transitional cell carcinoma, on her urethra, the tumor is in a location that is inoperable. Therefore, the tumor has to be monitored every so often to make sure it doesn’t cause any internal issues or pain for Misty.
The treatment plan
Misty has acupuncture sessions that help with the discomfort of her bladder. Misty always strains going to the bathroom due to the tumor. “Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints.”- UC San Diego. Acupuncture is a helpful way to control the bladder without the use of medicine.
Misty takes a new medicine to help slow the growth of the tumor, Pirozicam. She continues to take her seizure medicine and needs bloodwork to be done as well to make sure the seizure medicine isn’t effecting her organs.
Misty still has a great quality of life and isn’t ready to slow down.
Misty’s parents only have one income due to a parent being disabled. Misty’s parents have also been paying for the treatment along with friends and family in the community.
The vet estimate will cover a month of seizure and tumor medicine and her acupuncture sessions, the ultrasound of the bladder and bloodwork up.
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