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Chemo not effective enough for Titan
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My understanding is that you can use Artemisinin with chemo but avoid giving it with food that contains iron and avoid giving it within 3 hours of other antioxidants.

I will post a separate note under "Artemisinin " topic but I heard from Dr Cuoto today and he recommended 200-300 mg of straight Artemisinin for Tazzie once daily.  I am going to buy from Holley Pharmaceuticals only because that is the brand my holistic vet uses and trusts.  I might add a chinese herb called "Bone Stasis" later but I have to check that out a little more.

I am also still waiting to hear from Dr Meleo (Tazzie’s oncologist) to see what she thinks about all of this.

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31 December 2008 - 12:35 am
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Thanks any info you have would be greatly appreciated.

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1 January 2009 - 9:34 pm
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Titan had such a great day today. I am hoping it’s the metacam kicking. Was totally a different dog then we have seen in the past 2 weeks. Keep your paws crossed for us!

Heidi and Titan

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1 January 2009 - 9:58 pm
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Heidi & Titan,  that’s great to hear.  It’s a good start for the new year! Keep it up.  For sure we all will be keeping our fingers & paws crossed. 

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1 January 2009 - 10:38 pm
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Heidi & Titan,

It is so very good to hear that Titan has been having a great day today.  We, too, will be keeping our fingers & paws crossed in prayer that he continues to do well.

Love, Blazer, Kitty Kimber & Mom (Vicki)

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2 January 2009 - 12:52 am
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Heidi, that is wonderful to hear! What a great way to kick off the new year. Much love to you and Titan. Many many hugs! Keep us posted.

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Titan is trying so hard to get back to himself. He had a little fall outside because he tried to get up some stirs too quick. He was a little freaked out and I kept telling him "It’s ok. You are doing great!" His back legs are a little stiff so I still help him a little with a towel under his belly. I tried to break most of his fall so hopefully he is ok. He fell mostly on his side. My brave little boy

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2 January 2009 - 2:14 pm
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I ran into Titan’s surgeon the other day and told him about Titan. He said he had heard from the vet. First of all he didn’t even say sorry or that’s too bad. Secondly our vet hasn’t even called. I am totally disgusted!!!!

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2 January 2009 - 4:23 pm
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Heidi and Titan,

We are so excited to hear that Titan is feeling so well and this medication seems to be working.  If you have a chance sometime, I would love to talk with you by email about our giant fur babies’ treatment. I am just nuts about these big kids! Please email me anytime at sue@callsue.com if you’d like to talk. And I’d love to see that RE/MAX picture of Titan too. Titan has a very special place in my prayers, he reminds me so much of Nova’s mastiff friend Annie.

Nova has her next chest x-ray next Wednesday and I am soooooo nervous. I’d love to hear more details about Titan’s treatment so I am prepared down the line with Nova.

Sue and Nova

Dane Mom Sue at nova.tripawds.com and Mom to Beautiful Great Dane Queen Nova, a Blind Tripawd, who kicked cancer's butt from 11/08-03/13. The Queen is Spirit Nova now, but her legacy lives on here at Tripawds!

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3 January 2009 - 10:35 am
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Hey Heidi, we’re sorry that your surgeon and vet are so inconsiderate.

Titan is a tough boy, we hope he’s doing better today. How is he?

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3 January 2009 - 11:00 am
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Dear Heidi, I am so happy to hear Titan had a good New Year’s day. I hope he will continue to feel as good as he did that day and that you two can make some good memories together too! Enjoy every single day with him and try really hard to stay in the moment.  I know it’s hard because our brains move out into the future and revisit the past, but remember his doesn’t. Titan is living just for today, just for the moment. I learned alot from my Abbey to redirect my thinking to the present. They teach us so much. Please keep us posted. Joy to you today, Diane

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3 January 2009 - 12:30 pm
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Titan said:

Titan had such a great day today. I am hoping it’s the metacam kicking. Was totally a different dog then we have seen in the past 2 weeks. Keep your paws crossed for us!

Heidi and Titan


I’m glad Titan had a great day!

We’re a huge fan of Metacam in our home. I’ve used it on my greyhounds for years now, tossed out my Rimadyl, Deramaxx & Etogesic!!!

All 20 paws are crossed here for Titan!

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3 January 2009 - 12:53 pm
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Titan is definately in good spriits. His hips (well it seems mostly on the one paw side) seems stiff not sure if it is from him resting alot or meds. He was fine until they put him out to do some xrays a couple of weeks ago. Using warm compresses and massages to see if that helps. Were hanging in there

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3 January 2009 - 1:25 pm
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Just getting caught up on Titan, and so sorry to hear about the diagnosis.  Sounds like he is responding in great ‘trooper’ fashion and making improvements.  That is great! 

As hard as it is, take it one day at a time.  Don’t assume you have a limited time, no one knows when the end will be and the best thing for both of you is to live each and every day to its’s fullest, enjoying every day with him as the blessing it is.

Fingers and paws crossed for continual improvement and the strength you need on this journey.  Hugs to you and butt scratches to Titan 

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3 January 2009 - 2:56 pm
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Hi Heidi & Titan,

We’re very sorry Titan’s surgeon was so rude and looks pretty bad that your own vet hasn’t even called.  Surgeon’s sometimes think they are the "gods" of medicine (at least, the human one’s sure seem to) and they lack personality, but gee whiz, you were right there talking to him and since he had already heard about it from your vet, it just doesn’t sit well with me that they are showing so little compassion.

We’re great fans of Metacam here, too, like Janie & Calamity.  It’s a lot easier on their stomachs (at least for some dogs) and I prefer it for my dogs, and for me, too.  I’m wondering if the odd position they had to put Titan in to do the xrays has something to do with his stiffness.  Don’t forget that accupuncture is sometimes very helpful for this kind of things and seems to work well in dogs.

Good luck with your loveable Titan feeling better.  We’re sending our prayers to you.

Love, Blazer, Kitty Kimber & Mom (Vicki)

 

 

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