Cancer Ups And Downs

Windy and Hope snuggle in for the night.

We have held on tightly to the cancer roller coaster this past week.

A week ago we waited on a response to the recent chemotherapy: an infusion Aug. 6 combined with a pill taken for five days from Aug. 8 through 12. On Aug. 11, we noticed a response.

Hope’s lymph nodes around and under her jaw have shrunken. An exam Aug. 13 was positive. Her veterinarian noticed those nodes as smaller and the nodes around Hope’s anal area had reduced as well. The vet was pleased.

So far so good. Will this new chemo regime work? Can we try it again in two weeks to hammer her tumors? We are taking it one day at a time.

Hope has not diarrhea. She is eating well and demanding walks. She has played with toys and barks at people and creatures she sees out her bay window. Hope seems happy.

Jake and Windy continue to support their sister. They play a bigger part in her care than anyone can imagine.

As for us, we enjoy each good day with our sweet schnauzer girl.

Hope's foster mom came to visit. It was a sweet reunion.


Hope looks up at her daddy.


About daysofourdogs

I have owned dogs nearly all my life. Many different breeds, mutts, rescues, and foundlings have found their ways into my heart. I have two dachshunds and a miniature schnauzer now. I hate puppy mills and want them wiped from the face of the earth.
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