Max the dog- Brain Tumors, Cyber knife, HBOT and beyond!
Welcome to The Adventures of My Dog Max. This blog chronicles his his journey through inoperable brain tumor diagnosis,Cyber Knife radiation,conventional & alternative treatments, HBOT and Life Beyond. Max is my 18 year old, high-energy super-dog, who was diagnosed with 2 inoperable brain tumors 4/11. Cyberknife = non-invasive robot driven hi accuracy radiation treatment. HBOT = hyberbaric oxygen therapy.
Hopefully this blog will help others! Please help spread the word!
Depending on your pup's injury, and if you have pet insurance or not, you may have expenses that you need help with. There are tons of organizations that can help with medical and rehab costs, as well as companies that can help you raise money through Crowd Funding, and a lot of people also do their own fundraising events. Also, keep in mind that a lot of people are able to get a lot of equipment donated by people with huge hearts, or groups of their friends.
We have seen some extremely successful campaigns. Some of our members have had wheel chairs donated, physical therapy donated, surgery costs donated, and neurology consults donated.
DON'T EVER BE AFRAID OR EMBARRASSED TO ASK FOR HELP!
Organizations That Can Help with Your Medical Expenses
All too often we hear from people who don't realize there is help out there. You just have to do a little (ok a lot) of research! There are plenty of organizations and people with huge hearts, and vets, and hospitals that will help, you just have to be persistent, and do your research. Many will have you complete an application of some kind. Unfortunate there are a lot of people out there who are not so honest. So be patient with the processes they put in place and keep trying if some groups can't help! Also do your own research, there are 1000's of organizations NOT on this list all around the world. And don't forget about crowd sourcing!
New HBOTS are poping up all over the world so when you do a google search try the following search strings (cut and paste them into your search bar - in the last Parentheses - put your city OR state/province Abbreviation OR spell out the state or search without this set of parentheses for a broader search. * If there are 2 words in your city’s name like “New York” put that in quotes or you’ll get results showing anything with the word New and anything with the word York. (equine OR veterinary) AND (“Hyperbaric Oxygen” or HBOT) AND ( )
ORGANIZATIONS TO CALL ...
The following are veterinary HBOT Manufacturers or HBOT Tech Certification Organizations. If you call these organizations and ask them if they know of any Veterinary HBOTs near you they are usually happy to help you find one!