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Fund Tessie’s surgery ❤️

$682 of $10,000 goal
Given by 32 generous donors in 17 days

Putting our paws together so Tessie the shih tzu can have her very needed surgery 🐾


Hello, my name is Sophia and this is Tessie. In April, Tessie started waking up several times throughout the night wanting to go outside. She would tremble and pace around the house, sometimes this continued all throughout the night. I took her to the GP and after not finding anything conclusive, they thought she should see a specialist.

I took her to the internal medicine specialist, they did an ultrasound and found tumours on her adrenal glands. We then discovered Tessie is severely hypertensive. Knowing Tessie has an adrenal gland tumour, they suspect a pheochromocytoma, a cancerous tumour that releases adrenaline. Then we did a CT scan to find the exact location of the tumours and check for spread. The CT scan showed that Tessie had a tumour on her left adrenal gland and a tumour on her right liver. Fortunately, her other organs are clear and all her lymph nodes look normal!

Her specialist highly recommends surgery and urged that we get this done soon. Surgery at this stage could be curative. I don't know how much this will be as we're still trying to control Tessie's blood pressure but I was told to expect around $8,000- $10,000. I've already spent more than $6,000 and i'm scared I won't be able to support her treatment soon.

So i'm asking for help. The donations received will support Tessie's surgery. I know a lot of us are struggling at the moment so please only donate if you can. If you can't donate, please consider sharing her page so someone else can.

Sophia :)

Use of funds

The money raised will go towards paying for Tessie’s veterinary expenses, this will very likely be surgery but will also include medication, consultations, blood and urine tests etc.

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Reducing the goal  8 July 2024

Hi everyone :)

I've reduced the goal to reflect the findings from Tessie's CT scan.

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Jin 5 days ago
Rachel 6 days ago
praying for your recovery ❤️‍🩹
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Guest Donor on 11 Jul 2024
Melissa on 11 Jul 2024
Get well little angel
Tiahna on 11 Jul 2024
Get well xx

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This campaign started on 2 Jul 2024 and ends on 2 Aug 2024.