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1 month after her last chemo and all is well

Posted by on April 24, 2010

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Today was Maggie’s 1 month anniversary after finishing chemo.  She continues to do very well.  Today she did a lot of hopping around and investigating for lizards, squirrels, and skunks.  Thankfully she did not find skunks.  We have slightly modified her diet to include more fish oil in place of flax seed oil.  Her energy level continues to be good for her age (almost 12) and her tripawd-ness.  All in all things are going better than i hoped.

The next milestone is a chest xray at the 2 month mark.  Not sure if we should do it as i am not sure what we could/should do if she has tumors  in her lungs.  As we are already watching her like a hawk for changes in her comfort level – do we need to know if the cancer has spread until we suspect it has?

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2 Responses to “1 month after her last chemo and all is well”

  1.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Congrats on your one month Maggie! That is pawsome!

    Sometimes it is better not knowing if the mets are in your lungs. It just stresses everyone out more than they are already stressed! The important thing is you are here and comfortable! And getting spoiled of course!! If you get the x-rays done we will have our paws crossed you get good news!

    Dillon and Rhys

  2.   jerry Says:

    Yahhhooo Maggie, many many congratulations!!! You are a role model for senior Tripawds everywhere. Keep sharing your story so you can keep inspiring others OK?

    As for that x-ray decision. Oh it’s such a hard one. And there are no right answers at all, I promise.

    My pawrents didn’t regularly x-ray me until 17 months after my amp. And yes, I had mets. It was awful hearing that. But you know what? they felt a lot better just knowing what our next plan was going to be. As hard as it was to hear that awful news, it gave us the information we needed to make decisions we felt comfortable with. I was able to go on the metronomic protocol and lived a longer healthier life than anyone expected.

    But that’s my story as it applied to my world back then. Only you and your pawrents know what’s right for your life, whatever you decide we are backing you 100 pawcent OK?

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