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24 September 2018 - 3:50 pm
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Others can chime in on Doxorubicin.  Obviously  this is the chem the Onco thinks is the best treatment  for Murphy’s  situation .  Carboplatin  is the main one used for osteo.

Now, not saying getting diagnosis  “confirmed” is easy to hear.  It’s  a kick in the gut, that’s  for sure!   However,  you WILL get back into the BE MORE MURPHY zone and remind  yourself  Murphy  lives fearlessly  and fully flowing from one moment  to the next!!   Murphy didn’t “hear” the prognosis .  In fact, the Admin Guy always  says prognosis schmognosis!!

Sweet Murphy, as gentle and delightful a Soul as he is, is a FIGHTER!!!   He’s  already amazed his Vets by dodging  another incision surgery.  Oh yeah, he’s  a fighter alright!!😎😎

So check out the feedback on that particular  chemo, check out so alternative  therapies too.   Not sure if mushroom  therapies would be beneficial,  but certainly  worth checking into.  Not techie enough to tell you how to search here, but there are lots of posts and blogs on them.  

Let NOTHING  rob you of your time together!!  All we have is each precious  moment and they should not be wasted!  You can bet Murphy  isn’t  wasting one second worrying  about anything!  All he wants  is tummy rubs and treats!.

I do have a favor to ask you.  Would you give Murphy a scoop of ice cream and post a photo here?? 🍨🍧🍨 Happy Hannah had me convinced  a scoop of ice cream was a great nutritional  supplement!   One scoop for her…two for me…😎

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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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24 September 2018 - 9:09 pm
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Here’s Murphy (in the background) and his big brother Molson. He didn’t have ice cream but he had sushi!MurphyImage Enlarger

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24 September 2018 - 9:25 pm
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SMOOOOOCHING!!!  SMOOOCHING THOSE SMOOCHABLE  MUGS 😚😙😚

And then coming over there right now for a pajama  pawry  to snuggle with Murphy and Molson !!  OMD!!! Talk about  snuggly cuddly dawgs!  Such an adorable picture!  Keep em coming !!😎

I keep scrolling back up to kiss the paws!  Love those soft paws!!

Yeah, Sushi is a nutritional supplement!  I mean, full of omegas right??

Okay, gotta  go back my suitcase!

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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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25 September 2018 - 9:52 am
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Jet did 5 rounds of Doxorubicin for his hemangiosarcoma. He experienced three side effects: loss of energy, loss of appetite, and loss of fur.

The loss of energy kicked in pretty fast and lasted for three or four days after a treatment.

The loss of appetite kicked in two or three days after treatment, but not until the second or third treatment. He just ate slowly/without enthusiasm, and didn’t finish all of his food in one sitting. We treated it successfully with an appetite stimulant.

The hair loss really kicked in after his fourth treatment at the end of July. His skin darkened and he lost a lot of the fine fur around his eyes and snout. He also lost almost all of his whiskers. Then he started losing fur on his legs so rather than just looking ghoulish, he looks like a scraggly ghoul, but, now, 60 days later, the fur on his face is definitely coming back.

So, Doxorubicin had more significant side effects than the Carboplatin that Casey took for his osteo, but it is the preferred drug for Jet’s condition and who knows, without it, he may not have made it this far. We’d do it again.

Jet is also on therapeutic doses of Turkey Tail and Maximum Recovery mushroom powders from Canine Matrix and K9 Immunity Plus wafers.

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25 September 2018 - 11:17 am
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Thanks Tiahaye that helps. We’re at day one post Doxorubicin and he vomited and refused his breakfast. He’s also very letharrgic.

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 Hopedully Jet’s experience  can help reassure, as well as prepare you for the ups and downs.

Keep your Onco in  the loop.   I know the side effects can be rough.  Possibly  a dose adjustment may help, as well as supportive meds like Jet took for his appetite .  And certainly  if the “treatment” takes to heavy a toll on him day in and day out, I guess he could stop it with no lingering side effects??

Stay  connected and update when you can.  Murphy  is gonna get past these rough spots, probably  with more ease that us hoomans!!

Cheering for ya Murphy!🤗

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Thanks Tiahaye that helps. We’re at day one post Doxorubicin and he vomited and refused his breakfast. He’s also very letharrgic.  

Jet had anti nausea pills also, but I believe we seldom used them.  Some were like $15 each and they’re just sittin’ in the cabinet.

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Murphy’s rehab has started! Out for a walk on a beautiful fall day with his big brother Molson.

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29 September 2018 - 12:30 am
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LOOOOOVE THIS PICTURE ❤❤❤

Look at those smiles!😁    Oh happy day!

Thanks!  This is why we do what we do😁

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29 September 2018 - 7:10 am
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What a beautiful picture!! OMD beautiful! I cannot help with any of these medications that you are using, but I just stopped in for support and to let you know I am thinking of you. 

They sure look happy, I hope this is the beginning of a turn around for you heart

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Jackie and Huckheartheart

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