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…to do chemo. He received five rounds of Carboplatin (he was supposed to get six, but the cancer started spreading after round 5). We then did Palladia, followed by Leukeran and something else (the name began with an M, but I can't remember it off the top of my head).
In general, chemo isn't…
…nearly as hard on our pets as it is on humans. Rocky's oncologist told me 90 percent of her patients never experience any side effects. Other than a couple of low blood counts after rounds 4 and 5, Rocky never had any issues with the chemo.
…namely ultrasounds and blood tests. This week we were told that amputation is more or less pointless as his cancer has spread and at this point even Palladia, Vinblastine etc will not help. If I knew that any or all of these drugs would get rid of this cancer I would do it in a heartbeat but sadly they…
…what I needed and it was in the form of my awesome buddy Blickers.
I spoke to the oncologist yesterday about CBD oil and they did not have much experience with it or rather the research and treatment facility they work for does not yet have much data to go on. This hospital is the top companion animal
…had osteosarcoma, so I don't know much, if anything, about hemangiosarcoma or how our experience relates to yours.
We were 5/6 through his Carboplatin treatment when tumors started popping up along his side. They turned out to be his osteo…
…. We switched to Palladia, which at least initially worked against his osteo. Unfortunately, it only took about six weeks for the osteo to readjust to that and start growing
… he just wants to keep having a ball for as long as he's here.
Now, I'll try to share our feedback:
I guess my question here is do people have experience in treating Osteosarcoma at this stage with just dietary and supplement support? Are there folks who have tried the combined approach? How did…
…paramount in my decision?
Yes, it's my guess there's about a 50/50 split between people who continue some type of conventional treatment like Palladia, and those who only choose to manage the symptoms with nutrition and herbal remedies. We chose a combo of both for our Jerry, metronomics
…of things that can be done to continue to keep Bandit comfortable and happy for more good extended quality time!
Others will chime in avout their experience with Palladia, so you can get some first hand accounts. You might also check out Metronomics. One question for the Vet regarding any of the drugs
…do anything differently. Nothing whatsoever. And that, for a change, is a good feeling.
Thank you Tina - for sharing your experience. A lot of what you said is true in our case.
For what it's worth, I don't believe Sebastian is in much pain (yet). He is still able to go out…
…out to the oncologist and they didn't think metronomic therapy would be appropriate due to lack of success they have had with it, but they offered palladia, but everything I have read is that there are high percentage of those that have side effects.
We'll see where our journey takes us from here.
…experience with Palladia, but I will be keeping my fingers crossed that it works its magic. Arlo sends you and Manni some horse kisses for extra luck.
…a ton of good days, maybe we're just due a string of bad days. And the heat could be an issue. His allergies are acting up too.
As far as the Palladia, he's on schedule to get 40mg M-W-F. I started him on it last night, he'll get his second dose Friday and then we'll skip the weekend before…
…s working, he'll stay on it. If not, we'll try something different.
We also did Pepcid withe the Palladia.
What was your experience like with the Palladia? Just curious. His oncologist has given it a 50 percent chance of being effective for Rocky.
…am so sorry to hear this news. We did Palladia, but only for a week before Otis passed. Izzy's Mom has a lot of experience with it. Perhaps reach out to her? I thnk I had started a forum topic on Palladia too, but dont remember whether there were a lot of comments.
I replied to you directly but feel I should post my experience here too.
When Eurydice did her PET scan (after metronomics
and 3 sessions of doxorubicin) and her lung tumours had not shrunk or stabilised…
…but instead were a bit bigger and there were new ones, her oncologist told me the following:
1. Palladia, in his opinion and experience, is not an option. He has administered it to thousands of dogs in the States and the UK and had no positive results. None.
2. Dasatinib, just
…I'm so sorry. That news really hurts, I remember it well and am sorry you're going through this experience. Keep in mind that Otis doesn't know what the report says, he's still Otis and wants to live life as best he can for as long as he can. With or…
…can make the most of every day together, but try your best for his sake. Follow his lead to live in the moment and you can't go wrong.
As for Palladia, it's kind of a toss-up as to whom it helps with lung mets and who it doesn't. But then again so is chemo in general, so if you're good with the
…give yourself more credit. You pour your heart and soul into your girl's care. You are doing everything right by continuing the conversations about Palladia, and her overall care. Instead of burying your head in the sand you are confronting things head on and creating the best plan for her needs. We…
…has gone down and she checks out with a flying colors. In the meantime, please, don't beat yourself up. Having a Tripawd is a continual learning experience. You don't know what you don't know and there were certainly times when we allowed Jerry to overdo things. It's so hard to cut short a walk or a…
…you see how much fun they're having and living in the moment. We still occasionally allow that to happen with Wyatt Ray
. It's always a learning experience and I wish you wouldn't blame yourself. She doesn't now, or ever.
Sending lots of hugs your way. We'll be waiting for an update.
…love to learn more so we could include it in our metastasis resources.
Aside from radiation therapy, did the vet mention metronomics
at all? Or Palladia, or a new drug called Dastanib that Rosie is trying for her mets?
We did a combo of metronomics
and K9 Immunity
, which we believe gave Jerry an…
…to not waste your money on a few snake oil "cures" we see floating around the Internet. K9 Immunity
has enough proof behind it, including our own experience, that we feel good about recommending it. In the Tripawds Nutrition blog
we try to share the best ways that other Tripawds parents have coped with
…my girl. She just can't be left out of anything. Apparently, she feels the need to experience as many different issues as possible!
Amputation? No problem, ma!
Another cancer? We'll beat it!
Only two functional legs? Hmmm, that's a…
…apparently has a slightly higher risk of infection because of drilling through the bone (I think that's why?) and of course, she's been taking Palladia, which suppresses immunity.
I am already considering an older (but similar) procedure through Helping Hands in Virginia - $995 for ECLS.
…ve got some dynamite information posted in those replies. I have a different twist to add that gives you more options. I have blogged our entire experience at sweetpatches.tripawds.com but let me summarize briefly for you from diagnosis to now.
So, Patches, my 45 lb Canaan started without a limp…
…left front leg amp August 27th. She got three rounds of carboplatin and unfortunately the prominent nodule went from 5 to 8 cm. The vet suggested Palladia, which she has been on since November and I saw a show on cannabis oil being used experimentally in oncology patients which the vet said was ok to try
Interesting about the Mastinib/Masivet/Kinavet recommendation for osteosarcoma. Here are some Tripawds Forum search results about others' experiences or questions about this type of treatment. Not sure if any were using it specifically for osteo or not, usually it's for Mast Cell Cancers.
…re right though, I don't see it being prescribed for osteo when I search online, but it's a new drug and this type of newer use makes sense since Palladia, another targeted therapy in the same class of drugs, is now being used for this type of cancer. If you can get any research papers from your vet
…this at all! Not at all!
Okay, we're all gonna take a few deep breaths right along with you!
I can't offer any first hand insight into Palladia, but others here will definitely chime in with their firsthand experiences. One member here was just on it and had, I believe two treatments with…
Many here have done metronomics
, including Jerry and Sassy.
Now, let me address what I DO know about from first hand experience. Yeah, hearing "lung mets" knocks the wind out of you. You are absolutely crushed.
But after your breakdown you remind yiurself of what you
…m glad Patches is doing well with the palladia, and that you liked the video
If you want to read about a quad dog who was on palladia for a long time for mast cell cancer check out Rosie's Road…
…t updated the blog in over a year, when Rosie turned 14 and was still cancer free, but there is a lot of good info still there.
I don't have any experience with palladia. I have lots of experience with mast cell cancer in dogs, for which it was first approved, but I never used it for my pugs.
…and have been giving mirtazapine daily.
This Wednesday was to be is 2nd doxo...but after speaking with the onco we've decided to try the Palladia, the only problem is that he is still not eating well and now seems to be very fatigued and seems pretty weak on his feet. The Onco prescribed…
…half Cereneia and continued Mirtazapine.
I am starting to get really concerned that the doxo has had some ill effect on him. Does anyone have any experience with this drug? The limb weakness also scares the crap out of me. We can't start the Palladia until he starts to eat more regularly.
…, Jerry thrived another 7, almost 8 months living life to the max for a total of two years post diagnosis! Many other dogs here have had the same experience. You are definitely on the right track.
As far as Palladia, many people here have tried it and it's a safe bet to say that most found it had
…means metronomic as well) and going for another ct in 4 weeks to see if it is having any effect.
If it isn't working he wants to switch her to palladia, but I remember when she was first diagnosed reading up on it and something put me off it - but I can't remember what (some experience of this would
…Maggie's pathology report came back as a stage 3 mast cell tumor with metastesis into the adjacent lymph node and an MI of 20. Does anyone have experience with this particular chemotherapy drug? I know all dogs react differently but I'd like to get a sense if there is generally good tolerance. I…
…have already heard bad things about Palladia, which is another option.
…...like Sally and Penny said, he is not feeling symptoms and living his happy life, and so hoping this continues for a long time. I don't have any experience with Palladia, so unfortunately I cannot help there, but I just want you to live in the moments with your boy, and enjoy every single second with him
…and I REFUSED to let that worthless bag of crap interfere with our time together...and it didn't!!!!! We were victorious!!!
As far as Palladia, research it here on the site...gather as much info. as you can here and from your vet. I do think some dogs have a pretty rough time with it.…
…for you and sweet Eddy like craaaaazy!!!!!
Thank you so much for letting us know what's going on. I hope others will chime in with their experiences with Palladia.
Sending you so much love and lots of hugs!
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!
…agree with Karen's suggestion: when you have a specific question it helps to write a new post with a very specific title. That way people who have experience in that area will see it and respond.
Lots of members here have dealt with Palladia, some longer than others. Have you searched the Forums? Here…
…are some posts you may have missed:
Lexie Update: Advanced cancer + lung mets...will be joining Club Palladia
Lung mets present; thoughts/experiences with Palladia?
Palladia side effects.
Where can I buy Palladia?
Palladia and/or surgery
alladia - TTC Treatment -
…guessing that since the question about Palladia was buried in the last post titled 'Jake Update' people missed it. I know several people here have experience with Palladia, most of them for other cancers. Hopefully with this new post they will chime in.
I have lots of experience with mast cell cancer,…
…last post, that you don't want to do it due to life quality? As I said, Mag did well with her chemo. No judgement here- just wanted to offer my experience. I have chosen not to do any type of aggressive treatment including chemo for quad-pug Tani.
If you didn't find it already you should check out
…it's great to hear from you and know that Cassie has been doing well and kicking cancer's butt!
I have no experience with Palladia but you'll find that others here do (just one search in the Forums reveals tons of posts). What I can say is this; when the…
…to stop it. That's just me though, and every dog is different. I have seen many Tripawds members' dogs have some icky side effects like this from Palladia, probably more with side effects than without.
It's good that you're in communication with your onco and I agree that if you're making the
…be slowed down. When x-ray showed further met expansion before the scheduled 3rd treatment, we stopped Carbo and Chlorambucil, and decided to try Palladia, again, looking to somehow slow the rate of metastasis. For future reference for others, here's what her current protocol looks like:
…had been reported by others and most seemed to have dissipated after a while. She did start to move more again in the 2nd week. She had also experienced diarrhea and very soft stool during this time, which was also very uncharacteristic of Cassie but well noted side effects of Palladia. We also
…Parties" to try and arrange a meet-up, they're so much fun!
We're happy to have you here and greatly appreciate your sharing your knowledge and experience with Palladia, lots of folks come here looking for it. If you'd like to write a guest blog post about it we would be SO grateful!
…m so sorry to hear this! Bad news. Not the news anyone wants. We have no experience with Palladia, but many here have. I hope you can connect with them or read their posts and get some knowledge.
~ Katy & Jackson