Monday, February 20, 2017

Another Terminator Spotter in Need!

**UPDATE: I realized I should update that we were unable to save our Gráinne. The lymphoma was just too aggressive, she went down hill very quickly and had some sort of episode involving either a lesion or a blood-clot to the brain. She regained her ability to walk after the first one, but the vet was clear that nothing could be done. We planned to take her for her last trip a few days later, but she had another similar episode and we took her to an emergency vet in the middle of the night. We probably do not have to mention that we are devastated as is Gleann. **

I reached out to you all a few months ago to save our Terminator Spotter Gleann. Through an auction of Sarah Connor and other Terminator collectibles, a fundraiser and a little help from a dear friend, we were
able to get his surgery and he is doing great. Except for his worry over his packmate Gráinne who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia at the same time we found out about his condition. At the time her numbers were good and we thought it was the only cancer she had.

Not long after he was recovering, Gráinne's symptoms started showing up, even though her blood work showed her numbers not yet that high.  Skin lesions, including on her nose, began to appear and we have now found out she also has cutaneous lymphoma.

This is still treatable with chemotherapy, however, it is far more aggressive and requires CCNU, a more expensive form of chemo.  Her prognosis, however, is good if we can get it in time.  Time is not on our side here!

In the meantime, my husband broke his leg and as a per diem EMT he has no benefits to help us through
that. The timing couldn't be worse.  We need to start chemo THIS WEEK! Should have started already.

There is no time for any auction even if I had something to offer.  Shirt sales from our shop may help with later doses, but we need help right now, too!

We do have a fundraiser up for her. Right now, due to money we spent to get her diagnosed, we need this to be at $1,400 for the first dose! Please help us out if you can!



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