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Liza's A New Girl Now

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Liza's A New Girl Now

Chemo #3!

May 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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So we had another delay with her white count being too low – but only a few days this time! As usual, she enjoyed the 2 hour trek to OSU – slobbering and panting all the way!

They had to do 2 sets of xrays on her. The first set showed a bump in her lungs, which they thought was a nipple, but couldn’t be sure. Well, it turns out that they were correct – whew – and all is clean in her lungs!!!

She came home and had a restless night which is a little unusual for her. She wanted absolutely nothing to do with her dinner, and I stayed up almost all night as she would go in and out of whimpering phases. It was frustrating to not know what was going on with her, but this morning she has been pretty active and almost back to her usual self. Of course she couldn’t help but demand to be hand fed this morning! And absolutely we accommodated her!

So for the standard course of 4 treatments, we are going into our last one in 3 weeks. We are debating whether or not to continue with a fifth treatment and maybe a sixth – our oncologist says that there isn’t solid research concluding that there are significant benefits. Any input would be appreciated!

Anyway, here’s a few of the pictures from that random day this week that peaked about 50 degrees here! She really does love the sunshine, running around and chasing the neighbor kids, and playing through the fences with our neighbors!


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  • benny55

    YAAAAAAAAAY FOR A GREAT UPDATE!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And the pictures are SPECTACULAR!!! LIZA IS AOOOO BEAUTIFUL!! Truly a magnificent dog! I love the photo of her snuggled in her ved and the ine of her running…great photots!

    It’s somderful to see Liza and her buddy running up and down the fence with the kid.

    This is why we do what we do…..give our dogs extended QUALITY time for joy and love and spoiliq!

    As far as the chemo, the Onco for Happy Hannah suggestuw four rounds also, pretty much for the same ressons you were given. At the time, she said four was pretty much what they were taught and that “less is more”.

    Since Liza did seem to have a reaction to this third treatment, it may be that four is where she should stop. Let her Onco know about her reactio and see if she agrees. Yes, we do have members here who have done five or six, as well as just four!

    Keep these good updates coming AND these beautiful pictures!

    Lots of hugs

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  • jerry

    Liza what a pawesome life you have. Your ginormous backyard looks like so much fun!

    I’m happy you knocked down chemo #3. Congrats! Sounds like you got the nausea under control. Nice work.

    As for four versus six treatments. Your onco is right. The evidence for six over four is slim. Here’s a Tripawds blog post about this very subject. I hope it helps:

    http://tripawds.com/2014/07/09/how-many-chemotherapy-sessions-are-best-for-osteosarcoma-in-dogs/

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