Just an update on Abuk. He and his owner made it to the vet today. He's scheduled for an operation on August 26, 2019 9am Philippine Standard Time. The operation and tests (biospy, xray, another CBC) would cost $350-450. We can't say for now how much would it cost for the follow up check ups. The result of the biopsy will come after his operation as the vet didn't want to force getting a sample from Abuk's lump today.
His WBC, granulocytes and monocytes are increased which indicates an infection. specifically, a bacterial infection. This means that his body is defending itself from the infection. His hematocrit is low which indicates dehydration.
Good news is that his liver and kidney function tests are both normal.
For now, the vet prescribed antibiotics to help fight the ongoing infection.
3 more tests are needed to be done (xray, biopsy, and another blood test to ensure his body can go through the operation).
I will continue to post updates here so you could track Abuk’s progress.
The lump between his eyes is firm on the other half, while the other is tender. His vet might be able to drain pus from the tender side to ease Abuk’s pain.
Below is the prescription from the vet.
Again, thank you all for your donations. I can’t express my gratitude enough.
Hello, just an update: since we have raised enough money for Abuk's blood tests, his owner will be able to get him to the vet later today. These tests will determine whether he has an infection or not, and if he can proceed to an operation in a credible hospital. Thank you all for your donations. However, we are still aiming at the $500 budget for his operation. If you could share this campaign, that would be awesome. With love, Priscilla
PS. If the donation exceeds his vet bills, the money will be donated to a local organization: PAWS (Philippines Animal welfare Society). They are also helping cats and dogs who don’t have a forever home. you can adopt their residents as well.