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Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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We used Artemisinin for Charlie. If I recall correctly it's recommended to cycle it and I believe we were 5 days on, 5 days off. I have read that some do 3/3 or 7/7. There was a Yahoo group for this and they discussed all these points.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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We use it with Dude as part of the metronomic protocol (formerly) recommended by Dr Couto. It was given on alternate days with the oral chemo drug cytoxan, and the nsaid piroxicam every day. We did not do the cycling as described by Kyle above. It's fairly cheap and easy to come by, and Dude had no issues with it. It's one of those "can't hurt, might help" sort of supplements.

 

The trickiest thing is that it needs to be given on an empty stomach, in the morning, with a high fat, high protein food like peanut butter to be absorbed properly. I ended up putting it on a spoon of peanut butter and keeping it on my nightstand overnight. I would wake up at 5 am and give it to him and then go back to sleep for a couple hours so we could get up and eat breakfast on schedule every day.

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greysmom, your Dude is my Barbie's (Gable Bombardier) brother. I too am interested in the Artemisinin as our Barbie was diagnosed on Tuesday with OSA. So many things to try and go broke over. I don't want to give up hope.

What was/is the success found with it?

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Gotta love a Gable Oscar baby!

 

It showed some success in shrinking existing tumors and decreasing the growth rate/new tumor formation. But not enough to use it as an effective therapy for treatment in and of itself. Piroxicam also showed some effects on shrinking tumors.

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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I know I've been terrible at providing updates (life has been CRAZY lately, to say the very least), but if you could send some positive thoughts Diamond's way tomorrow (Wednesday), I'd really appreciate it. She's going in for her third chemo, and they'll be doing x-rays of her lungs and probably her remaining back leg. She's generally been doing REALLY well, but she's having some problems with that leg. Her Oncologist and her physical therapist think it's a strained muscle, but since they'll be doing x-rays anyway, I want to have it checked out. We (DH, oncologist and I) decided on day one that we're not willing to risk a pathological break, so if they find anything sinister, we'll probably be letting her go.

 

We're not ready for that (as if you ever are), and she's not ready. She's still happy and spunky and enjoying life. So send lots of "just a strained muscle" thoughts, please.

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Valerie w/ Cash (CashforClunkers) & Lucy (Racing School Dropout)
Missing our gorgeous Miss
Diamond (Shorty's Diamond), sweet boy Gabe (Zared) and Holly (ByGollyItsHolly), who never made it home.

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Good thoughts for Diamond.

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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It's in Diamond's lungs and her back leg. I'll probably be letting her go this evening.

 

I'm beyond gutted. Two of my babies claimed by cancer in two years.

Valerie w/ Cash (CashforClunkers) & Lucy (Racing School Dropout)
Missing our gorgeous Miss
Diamond (Shorty's Diamond), sweet boy Gabe (Zared) and Holly (ByGollyItsHolly), who never made it home.

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I'm so sorry to hear about Diamond. Sending hugs for both of you.

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It's in Diamond's lungs and her back leg. I'll probably be letting her go this evening.

 

I'm beyond gutted. Two of my babies claimed by cancer in two years.

 

I was looking for an update on Jaynie and came across this. I am so sorry to hear about Diamond and wishing her a peaceful passing. I always wish I could offer words of comfort, but I know the pain is beyond comforting.

Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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Valerie - my heart breaks for you - two in two years - I understand - osteo took first my Rivie (riven dell escort) and then my win ( whistlers win) - feels like you've been kicked when you're down - osteo is so unfair......my thoughts and prayers for you and sweet diamond

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Had another conversation with her oncologist, and he feels it's not time. Despite the met in her lung and the lesion on her leg, she's not really showing any signs of pain or discomfort. He feels we can continue to manage it and that she still has some good weeks (months?) ahead. So I'm going to pick up my girl. We'll get her burgers and ice cream on the way home.

Valerie w/ Cash (CashforClunkers) & Lucy (Racing School Dropout)
Missing our gorgeous Miss
Diamond (Shorty's Diamond), sweet boy Gabe (Zared) and Holly (ByGollyItsHolly), who never made it home.

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Had another conversation with her oncologist, and he feels it's not time. Despite the met in her lung and the lesion on her leg, she's not really showing any signs of pain or discomfort. He feels we can continue to manage it and that she still has some good weeks (months?) ahead. So I'm going to pick up my girl. We'll get her burgers and ice cream on the way home.

 

Good. Hugs to you both.

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Jane (WW's Aunt Jane from Trent Lee and Aunt M); photos to come.

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darling Sam (5.10.2000-8.8.2013), Jacey-Kasey (5.19.2003-8.22.2011), and Oreo (1997-3.30.2006)

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Valerie, I am sorry to read the update. Wishing you more quality time with Diamond.

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Dante (Dg's Boyd), Zoe (In a While), Brady (Devilish Effect), Goose (BG Shotgun), Maverick (BG ShoMe) and Indy (BYB whippet) forever in my heart
The flame that burns the brightest, burns the fastest and leaves the biggest shadow

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Valerie, I'm so sorry Diamond's cancer has spread so far so soon. Wishing you more time to spoil your pretty girl!

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

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Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

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Worst news ever. :( You guys were making so much progress... I can't imagine how you must feel. Sending good thoughts that you can enjoy as much quality time together as possible.

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