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MY CAT JEWEL IS ALMOST 10 WHEN I BROUGHT HER TO MY REGULAR

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MY CAT JEWEL IS ALMOST 10 WHEN I BROUGHT HER TO MY REGULAR VET SHE SENT ME TO AN ANIMAL SPECIALTY CENTER VERY EXPENSIVE BUT WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS THEY SAID HER LEFT LUNG LOBE IS OVER INFLATED AND IT IS CRUSHING HER RIGHT LUNG LOBE A MASS EFFECT IS SUSPECTED THEY PUT IN THE REPORT IM DISABLED AND ON AFIXED INCOME JEWEL MY PET AND COMPANION IS ALSO MY CERTIFIED THERAPY CAT WHAT DO I DO
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about jewel?
Customer: SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PICKY EATER SINCE A KITTEN AND BREATHED HEAVY IN THE PAST BUT NOT LIKE NOW I GIVE JEWEL OXYGEN THERAPY AT HOME THE VET SAID PUT THE REGULATOR DIAL ON NUMBER 1 AND LEAVE HER THERE FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTS WHERE CAN I GET AN AFFORDABLE CT SCAN AND TREATMENT I FEAR I WILL LOSE HER BECAUSE TREATMENT WILL BE EXPENSIVE IVE LOOKED INTO OPTIONS BUT WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME NOW TO SAVE JEWEL MY THERAPY CAT AND BEST FRIEND PLEASE HELP
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  petdrz replied 6 months ago.

Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am Dr Z. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply ASAP.

Expert:  petdrz replied 6 months ago.

I am sorry that you have been waiting for a response. I recently just logged onto the site and noted that your question hasn't yet been answered. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 25 years’ experience and would be happy to work with you if you are still needing assistance.

Expert:  petdrz replied 6 months ago.

After reading what has been identified by Jewels diagnostics already performed, if fear there is not much that can be done for her. If there is a mass in her lung, it will get to a point that even with oxygen therapy, she will be experiencing enough distress that the kindest thing you can offer is humane euthanasia. I know this is not what you want to hear, but if there is a mass, it is most likely cancer and there really is not much to offer, especially with limited finances. Pursuing further diagnostics can be costly, but there are resources that may be able to help you and I will list some of the links here that you can follow up with. Keep in mind however that there is a good chance that even with a more definitive diagnosis, the prognosis may still be poor.

God's Creatures Ministry:

http://www.all-creatures.org/gcm/help-cf.html

This fund helps pay for veterinarian bills for those who need help.

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The Pet Fund :

http://thepetfund.com/

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals who need urgent veterinary care.
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Red Rover:
https://redrover.org/find-financial-assistance-veterinary-care

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Best Friends:

http://bestfriends.org/resources/financial-aid-pets

AVMA:

https://www.avma.org/public/YourVet/Pages/Financial-assistance-for-veterinary-care-costs.aspx

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Humane Society:

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/trouble_affording_veterinary_care.html?referrer=http://professional.justanswer.com/chat/index/44fe4f1600b44b6a9167a7ceaf7cccd9

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Paws.org

https://www.paws.org/cats-and-dogs/other-services/help-with-veterinary-bills/

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Your Dog’s Friend:

http://yourdogsfriend.org/we-recommend/need-help-paying-vet-bills/

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Animal Friend Rescue:

https://www.animalfriendsrescue.org/financialassistance.html

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Speaking for Spot:

http://speakingforspot.com/?p=Financial%20Assistance%20for%20Veterinary%20Care

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Care Credit for Veterinary Services:

https://www.carecredit.com/vetmed/

A credit card company for health care, including veterinary care. ?"With a comprehensive range of plan options, for treatment or procedure fees from $1 to over $25,000, we offer a plan and a low monthly payment to fit comfortably into almost every budget."

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please reply so I can clarify for you.

My posted replies are for general education only and not meant as a diagnosis. Only after a thorough veterinary examination can a diagnosis for your pet be made and specific treatments be advised or medications be prescribed.

Dr Z

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
SHE WAS 110 % PROFFESSIONAL KIND COMPASSIONATE AND SHE TOLD ME THE TRUTH ONLY AFTER GETTING A PROFFESIONAL CT SCAN CAN WE DETERMINE WHAT THIS MASS IS IT COULD BE CANCER WE DONT KNOW BUT SHE DID GUIDE ME TO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SITES THAT COULD BE HELPFULL ONE I ALREADY HAVE WAS CARE IT WAS APPROVED AT THE ANIMAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL I WILL CHECK THE OTHERS OUT IMMIDIATLY I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT NONETHING CAN BE DONE AND I SEE NOW BECAUSE OF THIS CARING VET I WAS RIGHT THANK YOU AND PLEASE PLEASE KEEP JEWEL IN YOUR PRAYERS THAT IT IS NOT TO LATE AND SHE CAN BE SAVED SHE SO FAR HAS BEEN KEPT CALM AND COMFORTABLE BUT I NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY I DO HAVE SOME CREDIT AND SOME EXTRA RESOURCES THROUGH CARE CREDIT AND A CREDIT CARD BUT I DO NEED SOMEONE TO REACH OUT AND HELP PAY FOR THIS INNOCENT LITTLE THERAPY CAT HER NAME JEWEL AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT SHE IS MY JEWEL
Expert:  petdrz replied 6 months ago.
please do check out the other resources. I will send positive thoughts your way. Good luck with her.