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Day 13

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I get my stitches out in two days, I hope.  There is one place on the incision that is still leaking.  I like to be clean, so I try to take care of it when it runs out, but my mom hollers and does this gagging thing like when you chew on a really good stick and some of the bark doesn’t go all the way down and you have to make that hacking noise.  I haven’t seen her chewing on any sticks lately, but she sure acts like that’s what she’s been doing.

We got some really good news yesterday.  That bad guy (the v-e-t) phoned and told my mom that the lab called (I didn’t  evenknow labradors could  talk, but anyway) the lab called and told the v-e-t that there was no cancer detected in my lymph nodes .  I have no clue what those are, but my Mom & Pop and all the people at Mom’s work were soooo happy.  Mom said that when the vet told her after surgery that the lymph nodes were reactive, she figured the cancer was already in them, but apparently my lymph nodes were reacting to the infection that the v-e-t found inside my tumor.  The lab said that 90% of dogs with findings like mine live beyond one year!  and that is without following  up with chemo!

Pop is wondering if they should put me through the chemo, if the prognosis is 90% without it, but Mom is saying she wants that other 10%.  So she is going to talk to the chemo v-e-t tomorrow.  Maybe I can take what Jerry took.  I think Nova is taking it too.  Medtronics or something?  If anyone has any ideas or information please write me back so my parents know what to do.

I am feeling a lot better.  I stay under Mom’s desk all day, except today she left her office and didn’t come back for a long time, so I went to look for her and I found her!  She made me go back in the office because dogs aren’t really supposed to be in the building, but some nice lady in charge of the building gave me special permission.  Everybody thinks I’m special…people are crazy.

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6 Responses to “Day 13”

  1.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Congrats Opie! We are really excited for your good news! I go in tomorrow for bloodwork and hopefully chemo. I am currently on an oral chemo and it isn’t that bad. My parents give it to me at home and I haven’t had any bad reactions to it. Wish I could be more help on the type you might try! The vet told my Mom that only 15% of dogs suffer any side effects. Good luck and the people who think you are special are very correct!

  2.   admin Says:

    “Medtronics” lol … is that an L. Ron Hubbard thing? 😉

    Jerry recently consolidated all his Metronomic therapy posts in the forums.

  3.   dsimas Says:

    Yay, Opie! I am so happy to hear that you too have a neg lymph node like me!


  4.   jerry Says:

    Neg lymph nodes rule! Whatever they are! Yeaaaaay!!!!

  5.   jakesmom Says:

    Yay Opie! So glad to hear the good news about the negative lymph nodes!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  6.   krun15 Says:

    Congrats Opie!!
    My girl Maggie went on chemo after her amp because the lymph node showed lots of cancer (she has mast cell cancer).
    It took us 6 months to go through the treatment, two drugs, each given alternately every other week. Mag never got sick, but was pretty tired what seemed like a lot of the time.
    The end result though is she is still here, 3 years after her amp.

    How cool you get to go to work with your mom!! I know if my girls were here with me not much would get done.

    Karen and the pug girls.

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