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Jill Chemo #3 & Lung X-Ray
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New York, NY
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6 March 2013 - 8:28 am
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Hi All,

 

For those who have not been in the chat room to witness my nightly heart attack the last few nights, I'll give a quick update.  Jill decided to give me an anxiety attack on sunday night and have a hacking attack for about a minute.  It was about 2-3 minutes after I had given her 1/4 of a pepcid pill and her nightly fish oil, but of course I was still concerned.  She then gave another cough the following evening.  She was already scheduled to have the lung xray today as she is halfway through chemo.  Anyway, as you can imagine, I have been freaking out to put it mildly.

Dropped her off this morning and they told me radiology would see her by 11am, so I shouldn't wait around (ugh.).  I did wait while they examined her and her oncologist did say she is definitely having some bad acid reflux as a side affect from the chemo (she has been belching a lot as well), so we will up her pepcid dose. 

By the time I had gotten to work, I already had the email - LUNGS ARE CLEAR.  Yay!  Thanks Jill.  I totally get it now.  You hate your fish oil.  But guess what, now you're getting MORE! hahahahaha

So that is the update for now.  I will get another email once the carboplatin has been administered and she is resting.

Thank you to everyone for putting up with my paranoia and for sending all your well wishes.  I could definitely feel you rooting for us this morning. 

And for those of you who haven't seen this yet, here's a picture of Jill with her "game face" on ready to kick cancer butt:

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Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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6 March 2013 - 8:35 am
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Yea Jill!! 

I know it's quite a relief Erica- now off to the drug store to find something to hide those new gray hairs big-grin.

 

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6 March 2013 - 8:46 am
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I have to admit, Jill does look pretty tough in that photo.  She looks like she's saying, "Cancer?  Whatever!"  So glad to hear her x-rays were clear!  Way to go Jill!!

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6 March 2013 - 8:57 am
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Oh, thank goodness!!! WooHoooo!!

That picture is ADORABLE. Cat-calendar adorable. big-grin  You should submit it to Icanhazcheezburger for captions. laughingclap

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6 March 2013 - 9:22 am
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What good news, and she is uber cute in that picture!





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6 March 2013 - 9:54 am
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Way to go Chemo buddy.  Sassy was sending good vibes & so was I.  We knew it would be good.  :)    Keep kicking Cancer's butt Winter Warrior. 

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05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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6 March 2013 - 10:15 am
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YES!  Paws up for Jill and Erica!  clapclap  I'm incredibly happy and relieved for you!  Keep it up, Winter Warrior (but Jill may want to work on her 'game face' as she's far too adorable in that photo to look fierce).  way-coolway-cool

~Katy

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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6 March 2013 - 11:26 am
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YES! YES! YES!!!!

This is fantastic, superduper, wonderful and PAWESOME!

Keep givin' cancer the ol' one-two Jilly, you are a TRIPAWD WARRIOR PRINCESS!!!!!

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6 March 2013 - 12:27 pm
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Way to go Jill!  Erica, does this mean there's no need for wine in the chat room ? ;)

I agree with dharma, that picture is definitely calendar worthy.

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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6 March 2013 - 3:45 pm
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Wonderful news! Jill looks really chilled out like there's nothing in the world to worry about.  Worry is for humans!

 

Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ...... http://princess.....pawds.com/

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6 March 2013 - 4:34 pm
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Yeah Jill!!

Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old. 

Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.

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6 March 2013 - 5:54 pm
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rica55 said
Jill decided to give me an anxiety attack on sunday night and have a hacking attack for about a minute.  It was about 2-3 minutes after I had given her 1/4 of a pepcid pill and her nightly fish oil, but of course I was still concerned. 

I hate to point out the obvious, but hello, Jill's a cat.  They hack up fur balls.

Seriously, so glad our little angel had a great update.  I know you are relieved.  It is part of their job to scare the living hell out of us as they make this journey.  I can't tell you the number of times pure panic set in for me in the 27 1/2 months we fought the battle.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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6 March 2013 - 6:05 pm
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That picture says it all! Nobody better mess with Jill. So glad you got good news after a night of h--l! You both have the love and attitude to pull each other through those rough moments.. Enjoy the bliss.

Congratulations! Sally and Happy Hannah

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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6 March 2013 - 7:38 pm
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Jill, that is wonderful news.  In that picture you look like Rocky.  Rocky was a fighter just like you.  I love reading good news for a change.  Jill you continue showing that cancer where it can go!!!!!!

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera

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6 March 2013 - 9:02 pm
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Thank you everyone!  She is back home chemo 3 went well!  Shes running around like a maniac, I suspect they gave her some adrenaline and not carbo..............

 

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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