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Rudy's Lucky Dad
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Andy is a chemo patient. Thought I'd start a thread where I could post some videos. Can't seem to figure out how to link the embed code from PhotoBucket.
 

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I think all you have to do is right click on the link on photobucket and choose copy and then put it in your post here and right click and choose paste.
Then you can preview post or submit reply.
 
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You can only embed a Youtube or Vimeo video into a thread on GRF. But a link works fine too.When you link to a video on Photobucket it shows up as a picture that people can click on that takes them to Photobucket to see the video there. Hope that helps.
 

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The two things on his front legs are bandages from his chemo last week.
On his left he's wearing his heart on his sleeve .. the onco put on there :)
 

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Thanks y'all :)

Here's today's chemo doc visit Part 1.

I drop him off between 8-9 am and they call when they're done.

They're called Nashville Veterinary Specialists, and all the vets are specialists: Internists, Surgeons, Orthopedics, etc. They offer a wide range of veterinary specialties. Great vets and great people too. You can feel the care from the moment you walk in the door.

As you can see Andy is quite the social butterfly. He walks up to all dogs and people with a smile on his face. I'd shot a little more video before this and laid the camera face up. Andy put his paw right on it which pushed a button and erased the video I'd shot.. Maybe he didn't care for the shots I took LOL

I'll shoot Part 2 with Andy and his doc, Dr. Wang, during pickup and post it when I get home. :)

 

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I wish you the best with your boy. Just watched the last 4 vids. Thought about getting my old boy his own medicine cabinet for all his meds;) bottles everywhere just like Andy. Love to see the home cooking, I did the same, looks good. Just remeber that home cooked meals are like 70% water vs. kibble which is like 10%. About 6lbs dropped off my boy before I realized he needed about 8-10 cups a day of home cooking (spaced out 4x a day) to maintain his weight.
 

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I wish you the best with your boy. Just watched the last 4 vids. Thought about getting my old boy his own medicine cabinet for all his meds;) bottles everywhere just like Andy. Love to see the home cooking, I did the same, looks good. Just remeber that home cooked meals are like 70% water vs. kibble which is like 10%. About 6lbs dropped off my boy before I realized he needed about 8-10 cups a day of home cooking (spaced out 4x a day) to maintain his weight.
Thanks for the well wishes :)

I have a thread on his chemo in the event others come later to GFR like I did in a moment of desperation following a lymphoma diagnosis. I found so much helpful information and encouragement. I hope Andy's story will be able to help someone else in the future.

Please Pray For Andy - Lymphoma


Andy's actually put on 2 or 3 extra pounds with the home cooking. It's so fun watching him do a lap around the dish with his nose before deciding where to start on his 4 and 5 different item meals. We're lucky he likes just about everything there is to eat on the planet. If it's in my hand or in his dish he gobbles it up. He's even lapping up his twice daily splashes of Essiac Tea (cancer fighting/immune building/toxin ridding).

Glad you enjoyed the videos :)
 

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Great staff of specialists at Nashville Veterinary Specialists.

The doc giving him chemo, Dr. Wang (pronounced 'wong') is terrific as is her nurse, Meredith. The treatment he's receiving is comprehensive and first rate. Plus, they're such nice people to boot. Andy has a great time going.

The practice has several docs who specialize in internal medicine, orthopedics, surgery, and oncology ... with lots of extra education and experience. We couldn't be happier to have found them. We're blessed.
 

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I've watched all of Andy's videos and he couldn't be in better hands!
I especially love the one where he is WOLFING DOWN THE CHEESEBURGER!!!;):D
 
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You and Andy are having quite the cancer journey, making it as "fun" as it possibly could be. Your boy is adorable....such a happy fellow!
 

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Thanks y'all :)

Ya, we're trying to make this as fun as we can. As soon as his ACL tear heals up we can resume running around and going to the lake. He'll be so glad for that! No doubt he's tired of being cooped up with his movements so limited.
 

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Between Andy getting sick from chemo and a mildly torn ACL thanks to Prednisoe, he hasn't had any fun for nearly 4 months. Today, his leg is healed enough and the weather and lake were warm enough for him to finally get a day of fun at the lake. Yeah!

 
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