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Penny has been at the hospital (Tufts) for treatment of her lymphoma.

A promising new chemo drug was given yesterday, the first of

five doses. We saw her last night and she looked good, just

tired. I got a call at work this afternoon saying she has been

transferred to the ICU. A dosing error was made yesterday

and she got an accidental overdose of the medicine. Since the

drug is so new, they don't know yet what will happen with her,

although they said there is a significant chance that she will

pass in the next few days. She will probably have stomach

problems- vomiting, nausea, diarrhea. And significant suppresssion

of her bone marrow.


I saw her this afternoon and she looked good- very alert and

responsive. I just can't believe this is happening to her! I

don't want to lose her, but I don't want her to have to go thru

too much more of this. She had about six months of chemo,

a massive uti, a month of antibiotics (3 different kinds) and

now this.


Please pray for her. She is such a GOOD girl. The doctors remarked

that they've never had so many people (staff) coming by to see a

dog or inquiring about how she was doing.



Update: November 5: Just got this morning's report. Her white

blood cell count is way up! Sunday, it was so low.

Sunday: 300

Monda: 600

Tuesday: 2200

Wednesday: 5200


Now she just needs to have the diarrhea stop and get back to

eating. She has the TPN line in, but it doesn't seem to bother

her and it's giving her more energy. On her walk this morning

they said they had to hold her back from trying to go outside

the gate (where she knows the cars are. She'll go home with

anyone). Not out of the woods yet, but it looks SO good now.


I am thankful for everyone's support.

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Oh, Jeez. How could that happen?

Good thoughts for pretty Penny. Warm hugs for you.

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OMG! I am SO sorry. This is just so sad. Know that all of us here are praying and chanting for a miracle. :grouphug


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I am so sorry to hear this. Penny is in my thoughts.


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OMG. That is sad beyond belief. :( Sending loads of loving light and prayers to lift her up, for her highest good. :hope:heart

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Words can't convey my sympathy and horror that your poor Penny is going through this :grouphug



Sending many prayers and hugs :grouphug

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OMG! I am SO sorry. This is just so sad. Know that all of us here are praying and chanting for a miracle. :grouphug


Yes we are. I am so sorry. Hoping for THAT miracle. They DO happen.



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