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September 1, 2016

first day of Chemo

Filed under: Uncategorized — ourtwomalamutes @ 3:56 am

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We just got home from Can West Vetrinary , Mya had her first Carboplatin session today, IV in the right rear leg.  Her bladder infection has almost cleared up. She still has a week of antibiotics to take along with the antinausia meds daily. We have set up the barriers around the poop spot in the back yard to keep Macleod away  from the chemo in Mya’s pee and poop. He’s pretty pissed… He usually follows her around and re-marks her spot after wards, then if she isn’t done yet she will do the same. Both of them tend to step in it durring the whole process, so we are trying to limit them tracking it in and out of the house. For the next 72 hours or so we will keep the bathrooms seperate, but they can be together in the house. We just can’t predict when Mya will hop up and have a the urge to pee, and will need to clean up any messes if she gets sick in the house with a 10:1 bleach and water solution.

She is doing good so far, although we didn’t really notice the bladder infection before so its hard to guage. She is getting little bossy with Macleod now so she must be getting back to her old self again. A few min ago allison was near the cookie jar and Mya lifted her one leg to shake a paw like it was time for a treat, we now have to remember to let the paw go slowly or put it back on the floor so she doesn’t do a face plant… She still tries to move too fast some times and forgets there isn’t another leg up front to make the quick step or the abrupt hault. Her hair is growing back pretty good now and I noticed the spot that would have been just behind the sholder is a bit slow groing, almost a bald spot from the leg rubbing on her side the last 8-1/2 years. It will be intresting to see how all the colours blend in afterwards. We have stopped putting the T-shirt on her last few days , but may through it on if the rain keeps up and she wants to lay out side for a bit. ( over protective parents )

We have two follow up appointments with our regular vet next two weeks then third week is chemo #2 .

Mya playing footsies with Macleod,

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Mya with her shirt off …

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Yikes!!! Theres a shadow on the floor right where her leg would have been…

She’s so content and seems to be happy, Isn’t really playfull yet, but is starting to be more and more interested in things since we quit the pain meds. I’ve seen the muscles in the sholder area flexing a bit more now, they used to twitch and she would let out a yelp at first. I think when these muscles have compleetly healled and she can hold her core tight she will have a better time hopping around. She doesnt want to wait for me to put the little stool down I made for her to get in the car. Ocasionally she slips but mostly makes what ever she tries as long as she isn’t rushing. 29 days since the surgery now and we are so happy with her progress and know we made the right decision.


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3 Comments »

  1. She’s absolutely gorgeous, and I’m pleased to hear that she’s getting back to bossing MacLeod around and demanding her cookies. She sounds like a real character.

    All best,

    Meg and Clare xx

    Comment by megstamum — September 1, 2016 @ 4:59 am

  2. She is just beautiful! So pleased your making great progress 🙂

    Comment by Zuki — September 1, 2016 @ 9:40 am

  3. I have three fur kids of my own. I adore them. Be assured we will be keeping yours in our thoughts and prayers. So happy to hear she is making such awesome progress! I’ve never commented on a pin before but I saw that picture, that beautiful sweetheart and read how brave she has been and how loving, brave and supportive a fur parent you are and I had to send support from our fur family to yours. Blessings to you all!

    Comment by Kris — September 23, 2016 @ 5:07 pm

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