Kaiya’s Recovery

Dear Mosby Foundation,

I am writing to inform you of Kaiya’s progress post surgery. We had applied for funds from you because Kaiya was diagnosed with Adrenal Cancer after finding a tumor on her left adrenal gland. Due to the tumor she also had Cushing’s Disease, which caused some hair loss, bulging of her stomach, sloping of her back due to muscle weakness, and overall lethargy. We watched the side effects of Cushing’s rapidly deteriorate Kaiya. As a 9 year old shepherd mix we were not prepared for dealing with cancer this early on!

Thanks to help from the Mosby Foundation, we were able to go through with the surgery to remove the tumor. The surgeon was able to do a laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive, and within 7 days Kaiya was bounding through the snow and playing with other dogs once again! She is currently sporting a half-shaved body, and has been getting complements from passers-by when we go for walks! Maybe it will be the new fashion statement for dogs… 🙂

Since the surgery we have been tapering steroids, and are keeping a close eye on her recovery. We are thankful everyday that we were able to afford surgery for Kaiya. And we would not have been able to do it without your help.

Thank you so much,

Priya, Matt, and Kaiya
Seattle, WA