Waiting And Wondering

Hope continues to be her active self, chewing blankets, barking at squirrels and demanding walks.

Not knowing what is to come requires a person to be patient.

Hope had an infusion of a chemotherapy drug Aug. 25 and started a pill to work with the infusion Aug. 27. We are waiting.

The lymph nodes under her jaw are large. They had disappeared but returned with a vengeance last week. The oncology veterinarian is afraid there are some cancer cells that have become resistant to the drugs.

Don’t tell Hope she is sick. Two evenings ago when she had bloody diarrhea she was demanding a walk. She is eating well – finishing everyone else’s dishes – and is acting normally. We have medication to treat the diarrhea.

I fear we are losing our sweet schnauzer girl. We have fought so hard, but cancer is an evil vulture that keeps picking and picking. I have lost too many loved ones to cancer.

Hope gave me a gift this past weekend. After I came home from errands and Jake and Windy ran to greet me, Hope stood with them and nosed my hand. Maybe one day she will come up for a real pat on the head.

Your prayers and thoughts are always welcome and appreciated.


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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2 Responses to Waiting And Wondering

  1. Mendi says:

    I can’t imagine Hope could have gone to a better home. Talk about your rags to riches story. I too adopted a Schnauzer who ended up with cancer after years of mistreatment. It just doesn’t seem fair, does it? I read each of your blog entries and pray for Hope and her family each day. Bless you for loving her and helping her fight the cancer. {{{HUGE HUGS}}}

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