Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet But Sad Story.................

Bella and Tarra (picture credit The Elephant Sanctuary)

This is one of the sweetest and saddest animal stories I have ever heard. Please stop by and read about Bella and Tarra at The Elephant Sanctuary.  Animals are amazing!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fido Friday

Lily had a good and bad check-up this week.  Good news is that so far it looks like the cancer has not spread.  Her chest x-ray was clean.  But her red blood count was down again, so we are waiting another week for the next round of chemo.  Her vet and advisors at the Univ. of Florida say it's nothing to be too concerned about, just to be monitored.

She is a little bummed right now because The Husband is out of town and she misses him as do I.  But here she is basking in the glow of a pretty good checkup!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gizmo, we hardly knew ye

Gizmo 12/4/2004 - 10/17/2011
Our new friend, Gizmo from Rottover crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Monday.  Our hearts go out to his family.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fido Friday

Lily Update (sorry no pictures)

Lily had another blood test today and although her levels were very good she is anemic.  So now she has vitamins and is getting a little extra liver treat with meals.  Other than that she looks good, at a slim 100lbs even.

She is scheduled for another round of chemo next week and they will do a blood test prior just to be sure.  She will also have a chest x-ray soon to check on any spreading.

She has a new friend in the neighborhood, a beautiful German Shepherd named Max that our neighbors adopted.  Lily doesn't get along with many dogs, but Max was a perfect gentleman and she was smitten.

Life is good.................


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lily Update

Just quick update on the princess. Her blood test yesterday was perfect so they went ahead and did another round of chemo.  She handles it very well, no nausea at all.  She goes back for another blood test next Friday and if all is good another chemo round 11 days from then.  Her vet says she looks great! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fido Friday on Sunday

Bad News/Good News/Bad News

Bad news: Lily had her blood test this past Tuesday.  Her white count was very low, around 2400.  The vet is a little concerned but not overly as this is sometimes expected with this chemo.  She has been put on antibiotics to protect her from infection and another blood test is scheduled for this Tuesday.  Her next chemo treatment has been postponed a week or two.

Good news: She is doing really great! Eating and being her normal stubborn self.  Smiling and even doing a little Rottie back talkin'.

Bad news: Gizmo over at Rottrover has recently been diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  As they have all been so supportive of us we were heartbroken to hear that yet another Rottie has been stricken with cancer.  We will keep them in our thoughts that Gizmo's remaining days are pain free and happy.