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I rescued Panda, my 5-year old dog, when he was a puppy abandoned in a cardboard box somewhere in rural Romania. His big, nutty, and wet eyes somehow touched my heart in such a way that I had to take him home. He was full of fleas and dirty, smelled horrible, and kept on puking warms. I took him home, took care of him, and cured him of all sorts of diseases he has caught as a stray dog. Panda slowly grew up into a beautiful, healthy, and cheerful dog that has filled my life with joy and happy barks ever since. I used to tell my friends that “it wasn’t me who saved Panda, it was Panda that saved me”. He made me smile every single day and was there to comfort me with his puppy love whenever I felt down.
Sadly, a couple of months ago, instead of hearing happy barks, I found Panda in a puddle of blood in our bathroom. After months of costly and painful medical investigations and treatments in Romania, I discovered that Panda suffers from a terrible type of cancer in his nose, sarcoma . This affects his ability to breathe and can rapidly reach out to his brain, which will be fatal. Fortunately, this can be cured and Panda can enjoy a few more good years of life. This is if I take him to Hofheim, Germany, where the Tierklinik-Hofheim has the necessary technology to perform targeted radiation with a multi-leaf collimator (this will allow the radiation wave to be very precise) on him. Once he undergoes this procedure, he can fully recover from the surgery he will be going through on March 3 in Bucharest, Romania, during which doctors will remove the cancerous tumor through Lasix surgery. The procedure in Germany is vital to help Panda recover and prevent his death and the hospital has scheduled Panda for treatment between mid-March to April 10th, 2022. The treatment in Germany alone costs 10,000 EUR (6,500 EUR for 15 sessions of radiotherapy and approx. 1,500 EUR for the computer scan, and pre - radiation tests, 1000 EUR for transport and 1000 EUR for accommodation).
I am fully aware that this is an unfortunate time to ask for support and that there are many other causes during this heartbreaking moments we’re going through that rightfully deserve your attention. Panda means the world to me and if there’s anything that I can do to save him, I will take my chance. Therefore, if you can help me save my beloved friend from a fatal outcome, I would be very grateful. The support I am asking for would help me cover the costs of his treatment in Germany. Since January, I have covered the costs for all medical procedures, including the first surgery, two computer tomography, medical treatment and I will cover the costs for the surgery on March 03 together with the hospitalization costs. Panda is currently in the hospital since two days ago due to his inability to breathe, so the doctors are trying to keep him stable. In addition to all of these, I have two other dogs at home (both found as stray dogs on the Romanian streets).
Thank you for your kindness and support! Stay safe and healthy!
****For those that wish to find out more about his diagnostic and treatments undertaken so far,
you can contact me via email [email protected]. I was not able to upload more than 1 picture for section (2 pictures in total).
- Oana Caraba
- Campaign Owner
We are almost done, Panda has the last radiotherapy session on Monday, April 11Update posted by Oana Caraba at 05:27 pm
Dear All,Thank you so much for your donations and for sharing Panda's story. We are almost done with the treatment. Panda is doing fine considering everything he is going through (total anesthesia) for each radiotherapy session. Panda has his last radiotherapy session next Monday, April 11. Once we finish here,
Panda started the treatmentUpdate posted by Oana Caraba at 11:01 pm
PAnda started the treatment. Two sessions of radiotherapy have already been done, 6 more are to come.
Planning the trip to TierKlink Hofheim (Germany)Update posted by Oana Caraba at 03:16 pm
Hello!Thank you all for donating! Panda has the first appointment with the doctor on Monday, March 21. We are getting ready. The nose is still healing. Hopefully, the doctors will be able to perform the treatment.Have a great day!Panda & Oana