Guest KRKWMU Posted August 5, 2008 Share Posted August 5, 2008 (edited) Well, things were a little rough a few weeks back. Bonnie was feeling OK and eating well, but her lymph nodes were up and stayed that way for awhile. After consulting with Dr. Couto, we decided to add a one-time injection of Elspar and then vincristine 2 days later. That was done last week on Monday and on Wednesday. She's been doing great since...actually playing and acting like she used to before the cancer. We are going to be doing weekly vincristine chemo injections along with another medication (Leukeran) every other week still. I'm not sure the chemo will ever end, but we'll just take it one week at a time. A sad note to the story last week...The vet's office called last Tuesday and said that our vet had to go out of town on a family emergency. We had another vet at the practice do the vincristine, which was fine. I worried about our vet all week and come to find out, his father passed away. 2008 has been awfully rough for a lot of us. Some of you may remember that my FIL passed away a few months ago too. I talked to our vet on the phone yesterday and he told me the news. His voice was shaking the whole time. He asked how Bonnie was doing, and when I told him that she was doing great, his voice cracked and he said "That's great, I need to hear some good news" and he was crying. It made me tear up too. This update comes 6 months after the official diagnosis (which happened pretty quickly). It's been one heck of a rollercoaster ride. But, seeing her now, I can't imagine how we could have not pursued the chemo options aggressively. It has been expensive and that continues to add stress and anxiety to the equation. But, this is our little girl and we'll do anything and everything for her. Here's some pictures from today after she got home from the vet's office. Outside with Gracey, who always trails right behind her Wondering why I've pulled the camera out...again! Hunting for squirrels Relaxing inside Thanks for keeping us on your mind, everyone. If something comes up, I will update you right away. We have an appointment with the holistic vet next week. I'm anxious to see what she thinks and recommends. I'll update again when we get more information. Thanks! Edited August 5, 2008 by KRKWMU Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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