Help Haru, he just turned 8 years old the day his results came out. He's diagnosed with cancer.
This is Haru:
Curious and active
Loves to cuddle
Always trying his luck with natsu, even if you think there's no way...
He will find the way to squeeze in...
He seems to comfortable but he's standing on his hind legs!!
But he's diagnosed with lung cancer.
This month, he's been though a lot.
He started with flu symptoms. We brought him to the vet and he was given antibiotics. After the course, he's still breathing with his stomach. So we brought him to the vet again.
He took an x-ray which shows some mass on his lung, near the heart. We were referred to the hospital but they wrote him off as "clinically ok" and was given another round of antibiotics.
Into week 3 - Haru, who normally eats a lot started to loose his appetite. We brought him to another vet and he started gasping for air, breathing with his mouth open, on the way to the vet. After being put in an oxygen box, he recovered quickly but that was a hell of an experience... They did another x-ray and with the same looking x-ray scans to my untrained eyes, the doctor referred us back to the hospital again, but this time, with instructions to do some scans.
Weak but still loving the touch.
Week 4 - the results came out and he's suspected of cancer. He collapsed, gasping for air like he could hear the results. Luckily, he recovered on the way rushing to the vet in the middle of the night. While still needing effort to breathe, he's breathing a lot better in an oxygen box without any assistance. Phew. We also found out, contradictory to other cats with no appetite, he prefers simple cooked chicken over strong flavored canned food. He's appetite also returned bring in the oxygen box.
To confirm the cancer, he had to do a scope but didn't manage to complete it. He coughed out blood midway, but luckily the skilled surgeon managed to get sufficient samples. He recovered quickly from the blood coughing incident, just the day after the ordeal, he started eating more and became more active. Pleading with the nurse to get out from inside his oxygen cage by day 3. So unlike an unwell patient.
This is him, day 2, seeking head pat.
Day 3, still inside the oxygen cage, asking to be released:https://www.instagram.com/p/COKmRVLBtbl/?igshid=1d...
He's home now, with a DIY oxygen box, he's actively running around the house, going up the scratch pole and claiming his rights over the house again.
Taking the results to the Veterinary Oncology Consultants, their report states Haru needs chemotherapy. If left without treatment, he expected to only survive for 2 to 4 weeks.
He's way to active and playful to be so sick but he was looked totally fine just the month before he had the "flu".
Further information on the treatment, it is about $500 per week, spread out 14 times in the duration of 24weeks.
I have already spent all my savings of about 10k, from the scans to the scope to the medication, emergency visits and oxygen supply, just finding out what's the problem this month.
Please help Haru continue into his treatment!
He's still so active and is definitely a fighter.