Scotty's Fighting Chance

For: Scotty
Organizer: Liz Castro, Alex
Scotty's Fighting Chance (Scotty )
$4,531
of $8,000 goal.
Raised by 94 donors
56% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Scotty is almost a 7year old shih tzu who has been with me since he was 8weeks old. He is my world and I am his universe. Scotty has had some bumps along the road. He was attacked by a dog that was off leash 3 years ago, on July 22, 2011, and lost his right eye. Due to the severe damage caused to his eye, we had no choice but to remove his right eye and shut his eyelid. In spite of this, Scotty loves and enjoys life to the fullest like you cant believe. I have always been up to date with all his medical and grooming, and I try to fulfill his life to the fullest by exploring new parks. Recently Scotty started slowing down and having gastrointestinal symptoms which led the Vet to believe that it could be an ulcer. We were seeing the Vet multiple times a week because Scotty wasnt getting any better. Then, on Friday, September 5, 2014, he had an ultrasound and the Vet informed us he had a tumor about the size of an egg in his intestines close to his colon. She didnt give us much hope and gave him 2 months tops. He's a young little guy whos' birthday is next week Thursday, September 25th. Today we were going in for a second opinion and it ended up being an emergency second opinion because he was in a critical state. He has been super strong throughout this process and this is his last fight. The only chance we have is to have a leap of faith and have this tumor removed because it's obstructing his stool. We have spent everything we have getting Scotty the best care at this time and now this is the last chance and we don't have the financial means to afford this surgery. They gave us an estimate of $8000.00 and this is our last resort to try to get him this surgery asap. If you want to learn more about Scotty, you can go to Instragram and find him at:  scottys_social_network       
Once again, thank you all for any type of support. Scotty means everything to me.
Love, 
Liz

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 20, 2014

Posted on September 20, 2014

Unfortunately nature won this battle. Scotty had to be put down today due to an intestinal leak, causing peritonitis and therefore severe infection and pain. I just want to thank everyone who donated because with that money you gave me hope and at least a fighting to save Scotty and get him out of the hospital.  It's good to know there are still so many amazing and kind people out there in this world, especially in this situation. I cant thank you all enough from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.

Posted on September 17, 2014

Posted on September 17, 2014

Scotty's out of surgery and in recovery.  The tumor had ruptured and that's why he was in so much pain. The bad news is that they werent able to remove what they think is a metastatic lymph node because it was attached to part of his abdominal and some important arteries and veins. The good news is that even though the tumor in his intestine ruptured, they were able to remove it completely. So now his stool is no longer obstructed.  Were still waiting for the biopsy results. More information to come tomorrow.

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