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26 August 2013 - 5:29 pm
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Good healing thoughts from my Roxie to your Roxy.  I know every body is different, but my R's appetite shut down 3 days into metronomics (2 days of deramaxx and 1 of Palladia).  First we stopped the deramaxx and then stopped the palladia.  She was also on mirtazapine, but the onco said she's had better luck with it for cats than dogs.  So that went, too.  For a bunch of reasons we've stopped the Big Guns and have opted primarily for palliative care. She's now on Rimadyl and everything (except the flocking lung mets) has improved - dramatically so.  Sometimes it's just trying other stuff. 

Hugs and hearts to you both.  -Liz and Princess Roo

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26 August 2013 - 6:55 pm
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Mica,
Sorry to hear Roxy is not feeling well. I'm sure you'll feel much better knowing what your dealing with after seeing the vet Wed. Good positive thoughts your way.
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26 August 2013 - 8:55 pm
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Mica- Thinking only good thoughts for Roxy. She is such a gentle soul that it hurts to hear she is not feeling well. Keep us updated.

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Happy Hannah keeping her fat paws crossed for you Roxy!

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27 August 2013 - 7:05 am
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Aww, thanks Happy Hannah! Roxy says "Thank you" :)

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Interestingly enough, Roxy didn't get her Deramaxx last night because she didn't eat enough food to go with it. And interestingly enough, she mostly slept through the night with minimal restlessness and panting. I'll have to bring this up at the vet, and maybe we should switch back to metacam (just bought a new $200 bottle of metacam, and only used one dose, too)

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Hmmm...from what I've seen here, dogs react more commonly to Deramaxx than Metacam.

I'm glad you both got sleep last night.

Hugs to you both for a good day today!

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27 August 2013 - 10:29 am
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Wow! That is interestng. You've seen all Roxie's post where that seem gly (alng with other drugs) had a very negative impact on her too. It wasn't til that started elim ating one by one that she perked up. Paws crossed for "drug reaction"! It's amazing what we consider "good" news around here!

Soooooo enjoyed the photos on her log today! But I think you already figured that out!winker

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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27 August 2013 - 5:42 pm
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Roxie's hoping Roxy is feeling better still today.  Just sending good pawsitive thoughts.  -Liz and Roo

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Yea for better sleep.  Hoping the vet visit went well.

 

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It's a big day for your little girl!  Sending positive energy your way.  We're all anxious to hear if it's medication related, chest/cancer issues, kidneys, etc.  GOOD LUCK!  BEST WISHES!

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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Update from vet. Lungs are clear but Roxy's mouth tumor has some necrosis (which explains the breath), which could mean a couple of things, that the chemo is working by starving the tumor, or that the tumor is growing at a rate that her blood supply can't feed. We're going to go ahead with a second chemo (she seemed to bounce back quickly last time) to be more sure.

What is new is that it is painful for Roxy to open her mouth. We're going to be upping her Tramadol and adding a steroidal anti-inflammatory (Prednisone) which has been known to also promote weight gain and stimulate appetite.

They did bring up the option of putting her down. But I chose the other options, because I think she still has a chance to enjoy life a little longer. I know we are basically palliative at this point but I want to try to control her pain (we have been on minimal pain relief to this point). If it doesn't help, we'll make a decision. Either way, I don't want her to live with pain. 

I knew she would let me know when she's had enough. But I need to know that we've done everything we can first.

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Poor Roxy girl.  That damn tumor must be so hurtful.  Was there any way for them to physically help the site?  Like remove some of the necrotic tissue?  And can dogs have mouth spray like we people use the chloroseptic?

I know it is hard to know days are numbered, but keep on loving that sweet girl.  You two will know when it's time.  Somehow it just clicks.  In the meantime, you fight.  Very big hugs to you both.  And on a different note, good luck with the upcoming home visit! :D

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what makes this suck worse is that she was well on the road to beating the osteosarcoma odds, with her lungs being clear after 6 months and counting... and this EFFING other thing pops up out of nowhere and takes over.

 

 

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Mica! You've thought this out clearly and logically- Based on what you'ved shared about Roxy and the pictures and videos, she' not ready to go anywhere yet! I'm actually kind of surprised that the vet brought this up at this time (and he may have been talking down the road as opposed to now) as there IS a good chance the chemo IS working. And Roxy is cleary still enjoying her loving and spoiing and laying on the sofa with you!

The Pred. should help o so many different levels ....appetite, swelling, etc. Glad that er lungs are clear. That's a big YAY!

Interesting that she doesn't mind chewing o nard ice cubes! Does she drink her water okay? You can certainly do a lot of purée, but I bet the pred. will make a difference regardless. When is the next chemo?

Now remember, with the chemo and the uppi g of the tram. she may be a little less energy initially, but then should balance out.

You certainlh kow your Roxy and she certai ly will let you k ow when .....but for now, it seems her signals are pretty darn clear.....move forward with this plan....let NOTHING rob you of your time together......stay in the moment aand stay pawsitive! The tumor may, indeed be starving! Let's go with that!!

Enjoy your steroids Roxy!! Sometimes they can be the "good guys"!

Love, love, love to you!

Sally ad Happy Hannah

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