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29 April 2013
Oh my, didn't realize I had been dark so long. Allen has recovered from amputation and is pain free! We did chest xrays a month ago and he was clear.
He was not ready to do iv chemo and we are not sure if we want to do it again. Every single step with Allen has been one off. He didn't respond to drugs the way he should. He took longer to come out of sedation than expected, he needed stronger drugs other times. His tumor was abnormal in presentation. It apparently was not all that painful because he did not act like a. OSA dog after amputation who got relief from the leg being removed but like a normal amp.
We spent $7k just to be told it is a sarcoma. We just spent another $7k or so on amputation and five days of ICU. We don't want to give him iv chemo and head back to ICU because he is too sensitive. The oncologist agreed that he would need a much smaller dose if we chose to do it at all.
She gave us two options for metronomic therapy. I will start a new thread on that later. We have not started anything yet because Allen's gi tract has still not recovered.
On a happy note, we bought Allen a very used Toyota Sienna for cruising around in. It needs new tires and the. We should be good to go more than just around the block. He loves his minivan!
Whew!!! Not hearing from you.....well....sometimes that can be a bad thing. Fortunately in the case, it's a good thing (relatively speaking)..
Yeah, to say that Allen has been "one off" on just about everything sums it up fairly well. Your care, as always, has been top notch as always.
Aounds like mAllen is starting to really enjoy Jo's Dova status. After all, not many dogs get their own minivan complete with hoomans to chauffer him around.
Your challenges have been many with some of uoir Greyts. No matter what though and no matter how things turned out,they have all been loved to the moon and back and their care has always been excellent 👍
Thanks so much for checking in. Thrilled to hear Allen has overcome some pretty daunting challenges and is back mon the mgood side of life👏
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
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!
25 April 2007
Oh Sally thank you for nudging Ingrid! I was thinking of Allen the other day and meant to ask. So this is great news!
You have such an intuitive way of understanding your dogs individually, Ingrid. I agree totally with how Allen has been atypical in so many ways during this journey. I'd very likely go the same route as you are. It's all about quality of life, and you guys are staying true to that as a pack.
Love that Allen has a chariot just for him! You'll have to send pix!
Looking forward to the other post about metronomics . Thanks again for stopping by!