About the Campaign
Rocco is a rescue cat. He and his twin-brother Leo were taken in with a stray litter by Crystal about three years ago. Crystal got all the kittens adopted, keeping Rocco and Leo, who do everything together.
In early 2021 there was a bump on Rocco’s leg, and he went to the vet. At first the vet prescribed antibiotics, and said to see if it went away. Well, it didn’t. A biopsy then showed it was a cancerous tumor, and in July of 2021 Rocco had surgery to remove the tumor.
Leo comforting Rocco after surgery:
The surgery went well, and Rocco was back to his usual happy self in weeks. The doctor did warn that the cancer could return, and Crystal watches the area carefully and checks Rocco regularly. That led to her noticing a new bump at the end of May this year.
Rocco has now gone back to the vet, and the doctor says the tumor is coming back. This time they want to do a CT-scan to get a full and good few inside the leg of all the tissue. This scan provides much better imaging of the tissue than say an x-ray, which is not very good at looking at tissue. Based on the CT-scan the doctor will decide either on surgery or amputation of the leg, and if it is surgery, the hope is that the scan will help thoroughly remove all the cancer cells so this does not come back.
Leo (front) and Rocco guarding the window:
Rocco’s mom is a student, studying full-time to be a nurse. The first surgery cost almost $2000.00 and she does not have money now to pay for this CT-scan. If you can help Rocco get the medical procedures he needs to defeat this cancer, please consider a donation today! All donations are held specifically for Rocco and only paid to the veterinarian.
CT-scan cost (click to enlarge):