€1,400.00raised of €8,000.00 goal
After a full month of medical tests, by 3 veterinary doctors in Lebanon and 1 oncologist in France, Lexie is suspected to have cancer. At 7.5 years of age she is far too young to end her journey.
This week, Lexie visited France's leading veterinary hospital (Fregis.com) for extensive non-invasive medical tests. The results indicated a high probability of cancer, especially with the persistent, inexplicable fluid buildup in her thorax and right arm limp.
The oncologist recommended we fast track invasive procedures to avoid delaying any necessary treatment:
- Multiple biopsies are scheduled for Monday January 3, 2022, including one that can only be analyzed in Italy (and must be express shipped there), in search of tumor markers.
- 2 CT Scans will give us better visibility of possible tumors that may explain the fluid around her lungs.
- A urine sample may be sent to the USA to explore a Blastomycosis (which is uncommon in Europe).
So far, on diagnostics alone, Lexie's medical bills have exceeded 2,000 Euros. If you factor in medications, shipping & logistics, and other related expenses, this challenge has so far accrued over 3,000 Euros of bills.
If Lexie is found to have cancer, God forbid, her chemotherapy treatment alone was quoted at ~5,000 Euros; this does not include the cost of her stay in France, unforeseen chemo complications, additional tests, and potential rehabilitation post treatment.
These are Lexie's costs alone, independent of travel and accommodation expenses of her guardians.
For a young, adventurous soul that has visited dozens of countries, sharing love and positive energy with thousands of friends and strangers alike, Lexie deserves a chance at a full 15-year life.
As many of you already know, I have spared no expense to give Lexie the best life since 2014, and will spare no expense to ensure that she sees the best doctors and receives the best treatments for a full recovery, independent of the outcome of this fundraiser. Your contributions, however, will shine a bright light along this dark path that we must traverse with unrelenting optimism and strength.
Whatever your contribution, thank you.
Should Lexie be so blessed that your contributions exceed her medical treatment and related expenses, the remaining sum will go exclusively to ensuring that her book "Lexie Unleashed" is published and distributed far and wide - an inspirational story of love, adventure, and companionship.
I will make a best effort attempt at documenting Lexie's bills in the link below:
Thank you, and looking forward to crossing paths with you again in our next adventure once Lexie makes a full recovery.
- Samer Karam
- Campaign Owner
Waiting for BiopsiesUpdate posted by Samer Karam at 07:19 am
[Start Recap]On December 24, 2021, when we set off to France, Lexie was in good condition, with her lymph nodes and lesions all but gone. By December 27, during our first visit to Fregis, Dr. Lamolet could not find any anomalies to take biopsies from - this in contrast with. . . . .