Rogue's Second Chance
Organized by: Adria Pierce
In early March, my daughter's dog, Rogue, began acting different than usual. She wasn't eating or drinking, and she was panting continuously. She is typically a playful, active German Shepherd who we thought had many healthy years ahead of her.
Rogue was taken to the emergency vet with an enlarged liver and a dangerously rapid heartbeat. The veterinarian suggested she be euthanized that night, but the family suggested to get a second opinion.
The next day, she was taken to her regular vet and underwent surgery where she had her spleen removed. After the first surgery, she would not stop bleeding, so the vet took her back for a second surgery. He said he didn't know how she was still alive at that point.
Rogue has improved a little more each day and is now eating and drinking small amounts and giving lots of kisses to my daughter, Leila.
The spleen was sent off to be tested, but we received unfortunate news. It was malignant and Rogue has cancer.
After discussing options with the veterinarian and seeing Rogue's improvement over the last few days, the decision was made to try chemotherapy. Leila's father has spent $2,000 on vet bills in the last week and the chemo treatments will cost another $2,000. When a dog becomes family, you can't give up on them - no matter the cost.
Everyone who knows Rogue feels like she has more life left in her. Even through the sickness, her big puppy spirit has seemed so high. We would love for Leila be able to spend a few more years with her.
With that said, I want to do what I can to help. I'm hoping to raise $2,000 to cover Rogue's chemo costs. Every bit helps and is very much appreciated.
Thank you all!