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Keeping Sara in our thoughts that she continues to stay in remission!! Definitely reason to celebrate!!

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Hope for the best

Zoe was diagnosed with lymphoma when she was 9-1/2 and I wasnt ready to give up. I did chose chemo and it was an agressive protocol that they used. I would have been happy for 6 months, but it's now 25 months and she's still here. I know it's hard to justify spending big $'s especially when they cannot guarantee any length of life but for me it was money well spent and I will never regret it.

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So very happy to see that Sara is responding well!! Yes, go celebrate and please keep us posted!!

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Zoe was diagnosed with lymphoma when she was 9-1/2 and I wasnt ready to give up. I did chose chemo and it was an agressive protocol that they used. I would have been happy for 6 months, but it's now 25 months and she's still here. I know it's hard to justify spending big $'s especially when they cannot guarantee any length of life but for me it was money well spent and I will never regret it.

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Wow, I'm happy to hear your story! Has Zoe only gone through one session of chemo? What I mean is, is Zoe still in her first remission period? If so 25 months is incredible!

Sara had her third treatment this week, and she's doing well. The medicine was seemed to have a stronger effect on her this time, and we had to resume the anti-nausea medicine (stopped after 2nd treatment). She's losing a bit of weight, but now she's having lunch as well (before was 2 meals per day).

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Stay strong, Zoe's circumstances were so similar. PS the chemo will be harder on you than on Sara! although Zoe now hates her vet. Our protocol was weekly as well but luckily the one week was a pill that I could give her at home. Will think of you and hope for the best!
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We just did around 20 weeks of a rotation of 3 drugs. She never got sick, never lost weight, we did blow a vein though in her leg. That was her only round and she hasnt had any more treatment since. Although she's been on total protein/fat diet, no carbs. I will always wonder if that is what has helped.

Fresh chicken shredded cheese, liver for treats, Oragen dry food which is amazingly high in protein and then Hill's prescription N/D canned food.
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Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Sara. Hope she is doing great.


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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to provide an update. Sara is doing well, however the last round of Chemo seems to have really affected her. According to the Doc, the last round was supposed to be the most severest.
Sara seems to be tired most of the time, and sleeps quite often. When we're outside or at a park, she seems to liven up, which is a good sign. But sleeps once we get back.
Didn't go to our weekly swimming (30 mins) for 2 weeks because of various things (dog unrelated), and went yesterday. That seemed to be bad.
Sara was walking around like she is drunk... her hind legs seem to have no strength. Today is a little better, but her hind legs look very weak.
It's concerning, because she seems like she is going to fall. We will give the Cancer Doc a called tomorrow when their offices open.

Anyone have had any experience like this during chemo?

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Hi everyone,

Just wanted to provide an update. Sara is doing well, however the last round of Chemo seems to have really affected her. According to the Doc, the last round was supposed to be the most severest.
Sara seems to be tired most of the time, and sleeps quite often. When we're outside or at a park, she seems to liven up, which is a good sign. But sleeps once we get back.
Didn't go to our weekly swimming (30 mins) for 2 weeks because of various things (dog unrelated), and went yesterday. That seemed to be bad.
Sara was walking around like she is drunk... her hind legs seem to have no strength. Today is a little better, but her hind legs look very weak.
It's concerning, because she seems like she is going to fall. We will give the Cancer Doc a called tomorrow when their offices open.

Anyone have had any experience like this during chemo?

Thanks,

Mikhal
Don't have any experience with chemo, but wanted to say that we're keeping sweet Sara in our thoughts that this last round of chemo kicked the cancer in the pants! Praying that she gets stronger with every day.

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Praying for Sara and for you. I am so sorry you are going through this!

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