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Jet Finished Chemo

August 25th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Jet received his last Doxorubicin yesterday, and our oncologist is quite optimistic.  Still no visceral tumors apparent, and nothing growing at the site of his original tumor.  Since hemangiosarcoma is so fast growing and so aggressive, these are very good signs.  He tells me that hemangio successfully treated with Doxo yields a median survival time of 1,000+ days.  Yay!

Casey is also doing well.  He put his puppy on for our walk last night, bounding ahead of us up the drive and down the street (he doesn’t walk with a leash anymore . . . the pacing just doesn’t work).  Bode gets upset when Casey is in the lead, so he bit his remaining arm to tackle him.  Casey face-planted, got up, and continued on.

I’ve been a little worried about Casey.  He seems short of breath quickly, and his breathing can get a little raspy, but there was none of that last night.  His appetite is also great, and that’s a very good sign.  We’re now over 8 months from diagnosis, and his ampuversary will be on the 29th.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55

    YAY FOR JET!! I know you and Jet are glad to have the chemo over and done!

    Love the visualmof Casey “putting his puppy on”. Way to rock on three Casey! And Bode, no nipping at his legs! Not nice to pick on a tripawd!

    wouldn’t worry at all about a rasynjere and there, or a little shortness of breath. The hot summer, the humidity, all sorts of potential opportunities for allergies……all could easily contribute to breaking sounds ot changes in breathing. Casey is eating and clearly is feeling great! So that is the best indication that Casey is doing just fine, thank you very much!😎😎

    We’ll be looking for the big amputation versery!! With poctures!!

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

  • jerry

    Hooraay for no more doxorubicin! That is a wonderful bit of news and we hope with all our heart that it gives Jet tons more happy days ahead.

    Casey’s got a big ampuversary coming up, we can’t wait to celebrate it with all of you!

    And I agree with Sally, the raspiness and heat of summer can really do a number on a Tripawd’s breathing even when mets are not present. We had the same fears with Jerry when he was about 8 months out, and it turned out to be nothing. Try to keep tuned in to what his behavior is telling you but also try not to focus too hard on the “what ifs,” because he sure isn’t.

    Congrats to all of you, so glad to hear things are good!

  • tlahaye

    Yeah, Doxorubicin is kind of nasty. It really messes with Jet’s digestion, and he’s lost a lot of fur, most noticeably on his face where it looks like he has two black eyes and a black snout. Pretty funny look on a Golden.

    That said, it’s the go-to drug for hemangio, and if it buys him years, it’s worth some short-term discomfort.

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