Saturday, February 12, 2011

One Month of Living with Cancer

Feeling pretty darn good

It's been exactly one month since Laura first got sick.   Hemangiosarcoma clearly is a bitch, but I'm happy to report that Laura is doing better than ever.    She has been on a special cancer diet for nearly a month, and I have to believe it has made all the difference in the world.  She has more energy and her coat is soft and shiney.

I still obsess over checking her gums about eighteen times a day, but they are always nice and pink.   This dog is in it to win the battle.

Cherish every single day you have with your dog!

5 comments:

  1. Hi Laura's Dad:
    I'm so glad to hear that your little girl is doing better considering the cancer she has. She's a very pretty girl. We will keep our paws crossed that Laura continues to do well.

    Janie
    http://www.old-dog-treats-and-rawhide.com/canine-cancer-forum.html

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  2. I am so happy that Laura is doing so very well. I lost my beautiful girl to hemangiosarcoma two years ago. It has been the most devastating experience of my life and so difficult to deal with because I had always tried to take such good care of her and been able to get her through whatever came along up to that point. You are fortunate that you saw symptoms in Laura as early as you did. Many dogs just collapse and are gone with very subtle or no symptoms. By the time it was diagnosed in my sweet girl it had spread to her liver. Three vets told me that chemo would not help at that point and the tumors on her liver were too close to the heart to be removed. So I tried holistic therapies recommended by a practice that has had good success with holistic and dietary treatments of cancer but at that advanced stage this didn't contain it. Good for you for going after it in this way and for recognizing those early symptoms that you were fortunate to have. It's wonderful that she is doing so well and I wish all the best to you and to Laura and her brother. And I hope that this terrible disease is all in her past. Whatever the case, regardless of any dog's health, you are right -- cherish every day, every precious moment you have with that beautiful canine with which you share your life.

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  3. Thank you for this blog. My dog of 14 years and 3 months, Kirby, just started chemo last Friday. Early this morning he started vomiting and really hasn't stopped for more than a couple of hours at a time. My vet never gave me any dietary advice for him or even anti-nausea medication. Luckily, I have some I can give him and am hopeful that it will help him feel better soon. I will pray for you and sweet Laura. Thank you again for all of your hard research that I was just starting to do myself.

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